Colonoscopy screenings are done to detect abnormal occurrences and disease in the large intestine, or colon. The procedure is done using a long and flexible tube known as a colonoscope or endoscope to look into the crevices of the large intestine. The tube is inserted into the colon through your rectum.
Prior to a colonoscopy, we encourage you to visit with your physician to discuss your medical history, allergies, bleeding disorders, medications and any other existing conditions you may have. Having this information beforehand helps him/her complete a very thorough evaluation.
The Colorectal Surgery program is located at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center: 7300 N. 99th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85307
Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in the US. But when found early, the survival rate is as great as 90%. Schedule a colonoscopy today.
Colon and rectal cancer rates are rising in young adults, particularly those born after 1990. If you think you're at risk, let's talk.