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Five Towns Gastroenterology | Gastroenterology Consultation, Medication Infusion and Colonoscopy


As an essential diagnostic procedure, a colonoscopy allows our gastroenterologist to examine the inner lining of the large intestine (colon) and check for abnormalities or potential health issues. When performing this procedure, our physicians will visually inspect the entire colon's length and, as indicated, obtain tissue samples for further analysis.

Why get a colonoscopy?

As typically recommended for individuals aged 50 and over, colonoscopies offer an excellent way to screen for colorectal cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths. They are also essential for people with a family history of colorectal cancer or certain genetic conditions predisposing them to polyps or cancer.

How is a colonoscopy performed?

During a colonoscopy, our gastroenterologist inserts a slender tube with a camera and light source called a colonoscope into the anus and rectum and then guides it through the colon. As the scope inflates the large intestine with air for a better view, the camera sends a video image to a monitor that allows the doctor to visually assess the area. The procedure typically takes place in our fully equipped, state-of-the-art procedure room, with our anesthesiologist providing sedation to ensure every patient's maximum safety and comfort.

Colonoscopies, as recommended, help ensure ongoing digestive health and prevent serious illnesses. They facilitate early detection and timely intervention in cases of colorectal cancer and other conditions, including inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

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