Rochester Gastroenterology Associates

 

Linden Oaks: 20 Hagen Drive, Suite 330, Rochester, NY 14625

Linden Oaks Ph: (585) 267-4040 Fax: (585) 267-4044

Canal Landing: 103 Canal Landing Blvd., Suite 12, Rochester, NY 14626

                                                    Canal Landing Ph: (585) 227-1080 Fax: (585) 723-7709                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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When Should I Have A Colonoscopy?
By Rochester Gastroenterology Associates
April 27, 2022
Category: GI Care
Tags: Colonoscopy  

One of the best ways of detecting and treating colon cancer is through screenings like colonoscopies. You should experience a colonoscopy at some point in your life and it’s important to know when you should expect one. Dr. Prasad Penmetsa, Dr. Surinder Devgun, and Dr. Ari Chodos at Rochester Gastroenterology Associates with multiple locations in Rochester, NY, and serving Victor, Pittsford, Webster, Fairpoint, Brighton, NY, can explain when a colonoscopy is needed and what you can expect.

When You Should Get a Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy from your gastroenterologist in Rochester, NY, and serving Victor, Pittsford, Webster, Fairpoint, Brighton, NY, can be used to detect signs of colon cancer and can also remove colon cancer. It’s important that you discuss your medical and family history with your doctor so that they can determine how high your risk of colon cancer may be.

It’s often recommended for people over the age of 50 and this is for both men and women. Your doctor may recommend it at a younger age if you have a family history of colon cancer. A colonoscopy is extremely important and can save your life. It can catch colon cancer at an early stage and can make it easier to treat and manage.

If your doctor spots an irregularity, known as a polyp, they can use part of the scope that is used in a colonoscopy to remove the polyp and send it out for testing. This can help stop colon cancer from developing further and causing further problems that could be more difficult to treat.

Contact Your Gastroenterologist Today!

Don’t avoid a colonoscopy when you’re due! Contact Dr. Prasad Penmetsa, Dr. Surinder Devgun, and Dr. Ari Chodos at Rochester Gastroenterology Associates with multiple locations in Rochester, NY, and serving Victor, Pittsford, Webster, Fairpoint, Brighton, NY, to find out if you need a colonoscopy. Call for more information at (585) 267-4040 for the office at Linden Oaks and (585) 227-1080 for the office in Canal Landing.

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