Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in America and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American men and women. While anyone can get colorectal cancer, it is most common among people over the age of 50. Fortunately, colorectal cancer is preventable, and curable, if detected early. Unfortunately, most colorectal cancers are “silent” tumors. They grow slowly and often do not produce symptoms until they reach a large size. For this reason, it is very important to be screened early and regularly by a doctor for colorectal cancer, even if you have no symptoms.

There are a number of tests to diagnose colorectal cancer and we perform them all in the comfort and convenience of our offices. These tests include:

  • Colonoscopy: A colonoscopy examines the entire colon and rectum. During this procedure, a biopsy may be taken or polyp removed.
  • Sigmoidoscopy: is a procedure used to examine the very last part of the colon (sigmoid colon and rectum). This test can detect polyps, tumors and other changes in the sigmoid colon and rectum. During this exam, a biopsy (tissue sample) can also be taken for testing.

Common symptoms of colorectal cancer include:

  • No symptoms
  • A change in bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea)
  • Blood on or in the stool that is either bright or dark
  • Unusual abdominal or gas pains
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Anemia

If you need a colon cancer screening exam, please call us to schedule an appointment.

Upper Endoscopy

Upper Endoscopy also called esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or EGD, uses a thin scope with a light and camera at its tip to look inside of the upper digestive tract — the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine. The endoscope allows the doctor to look for ulcers, inflammation, tumors, infection or bleeding. Tissue samples can be obtained, and bleeding can be treated through the endoscope. We perform Endoscopy procedures in our office or in the hospital.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy is a wireless capsule, about the size of a grape, which is swallowed by the patient. As the capsule travels through the digestive tract, it transmits high-quality images to a video monitor, allowing doctors to see and diagnose obscure digestive tract disorders.


Colonoscopy is also performed in our offices. It is a procedure in which your large bowel (colon and rectum) is examined. Colonoscopy is performed to diagnose and treat many digestive problems. This test can detect polyps, tumors and other changes in the colon and rectum. It is also used to screen for colon cancer. We perform colonoscopy procedures in our office or in the hospital.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, we urge you to call us and schedule an appointment. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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