Pain-Free Colon Cancer Screening: Simple, Life saving
Without a colonoscopy, you may not know if you are among the 150,000 Americans this year who will develop colorectal cancer, America’s number #2 cancer killer.
- Colonoscopy is recommended for everyone age 50 or older.
- Screening is suggested beginning at age 45 for African Americans.
- Colonoscopy can identify colon polyps before they become cancerous. We can also detect cancer in its early stages when it is most curable.
- When diagnosed early, 90 percent of colorectal cancers are completely curable.
To ensure you are pain-free and comfortable during all procedures we use propofol, a safe and proven anesthesia. We understand that no one looks forward to a colonoscopy, but you may rest assured that your dignity will be preserved. We are sensitive to the intimate nature of GI procedures and maintain strict privacy during your procedure.
Procedures are performed at one of six outpatient ambulatory surgery centers across the area.
Yes, a screening colonoscopy could save your life!
- Greater than 50,000 deaths occur each year in the United States due to colon cancer
- More than 150,000 new cases of colon cancer occur each year
- More than 1 in 5 persons over age 50 have colon polyps, the leading cause of colon cancer
- Colonoscopy removes polyps, thus preventing nearly all colon cancer
- All healthy persons over age 50
- Anyone whose mother, father, sibling, or child had colon cancer
It is our mission to complete your colonoscopy with utmost convenience for you and your Primary Care Provider. We provide maximal safety with no discomfort during your colonoscopy. How can we help you schedule your colons copy?
Simply schedule a brief office visit with one of our physicians, nurse practitioner or physician assistant after which the screening colonoscopy will be scheduled with an Gastro Florida physician.
Patients with chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, serious diabetes, anemia, or bleeding will require a pre-colonoscopy office visit with a Gastro Florida physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. Medical records will be needed from your PCP.
How can you reach us?
Ask your primary care physician to refer you to a Gastro Florida physician for a screening colonoscopy.
You may schedule an appointment by contacting the Gastro Florida physician of your choice at the numbers listed in our Search Locations locator.