Schedule a Colonoscopy Screening

Early detection can save your life.

To find a doctor, call 623.208.5740.

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.

During the procedure, your doctor views your bowel, rectum and other areas by suctioning, irrigating or injecting air into the bowel. This is why the prep for a colonoscopy is very important, your physician needs to ensure there are no obstructions in view during the examination. The gastrointestinal tract must be clear of any waste. Doctors are usually able to remove cancerous tissue or polyps from the colon during the procedure if the colon is clean. 

Talk To A Doctor

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.

We're Close By

The Colorectal Surgery program is located at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center: 7300 N. 99th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85307

  • Make an appointment today. It could save your life.

    Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, affecting both men and women equally. But colon cancer found in the early stages has a survival rate as great as 90 percent. Call us today to schedule your colonoscopy.


  • Are you at risk?

    Our free online tool provides a personalized, strictly confidential information that will help you estimate your personal risk of developing colon and rectal cancer by identifying your colon and rectal cancer risk factors.

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