Gastroenterologists specialize in diagnosing disorders of the digestive system, including those affecting the stomach, esophagus, liver, intestines, gallbladder, pancreas and colon.
The gastroenterologists at Holy Family Memorial use our outpatient endoscopy suites to aid in the diagnosis of disorders like ulcers, colitis and acid reflux. Endoscopy technology is used to locate and remove growths in the digestive system without any incision.
Starting at age 50, a colonoscopy is the best way to detect─and prevent─colon cancer.
Precancerous polyps can be removed from the colon to prevent cancer from starting. And because polyps are slow growing you can typically wait five years to have a colonoscopy done if they are found and removed. If there are no high-risk features found during your first colonoscopy, which should be done at age 50 if you don’t have a family history of colon cancer, you can wait ten years.
Preparation for a colonoscopy is now easier than in the past with better-testing prep drinks and the need to drink smaller amounts.
Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, colonoscopy screenings are a covered insurance benefit under most insurance plans in which your deductible should not apply.
To schedule an appointment, call (920) 320-3744 or request one online.