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Our Gastroenterology Blog

Posts for tag: Colonoscopy

By Rochester Gastroenterology Associates
April 27, 2022
Category: Gastroenterology
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.

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.

By Rochester Gastroenterology Associates
April 27, 2022
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: Colonoscopy   Colon Polyps  

The colon is the lowest part of the gastrointestinal tract and is primarily associated with the disposal of waste, playing a key role in digestion. But at around the age of 50, most of us begin to become concerned with colon cancer and it's often colon polyps where colon cancer originates. Early screenings from our Rochester, NY, specialist, often employing a colonoscopy, can help us prevent colon cancer and diagnose other gastrointestinal issues. Learn more by reaching out to Dr. Prasad Penmetsa, Dr. Surinder Devgun, and Dr. Ari Chodos of Rochester Gastroenterology Associates.

Understanding Polyps

Polyps are small growths that are sometimes present in the colon, and although the cause for them isn't exactly known there are various risk factors that we should consider.

Risk factors such as being over the age of 50, having a family history of them, and being overweight and its related complications.

Although not all polyps are cancerous, the most common type of polyps all carry the potential for developing cancer. Polyps are themselves a result of abnormal cell growth and they can occur at any spot throughout the colon. There are often no symptoms but when they do manifest the results can be constipation, blood in the stool, and even nausea.

To examine for polyps our gastroenterologist will usually employ a small camera as part of a procedure known as a colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy in Rochester, NY

A colonoscopy procedure is recommended for diagnosing a variety of problems with our gastrointestinal tract. Colon polyps are something our gastroenterologist will routinely check for during a colonoscopy, and they will typically be removed right away or tested for cancer through a biopsy.

The procedure itself involved the use of a very small camera that is attached to a thin and flexible tube. This allows our doctor to thoroughly examine the lower intestine.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Penmetsa, Dr. Devgun, and Dr. Chodos of Rochester Gastroenterology Associates in Rochester, NY, and serving Victor, Pittsford, Webster, Fairport, and Brighton, NY, to find out how a colonoscopy procedure can help protect you from colon cancer. Dial (585) 227-1080 to reach the Greece office and (585) 267-4040 for the Penfield office.

By Rochester Gastroenterology Associates
August 05, 2020
Category: GI Care
Tags: Colonoscopy  

If you have an appointment with your gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy to check for early signs of colon cancer, there is no need to feel apprehensive about the preparation. Although you might feel it’s a little inconvenient, it’s well worth the effort and could end up saving your life. Dr. Prasad Penmetsa, Dr. Surinder Devgun, and Dr. Ari Chodos are gastroenterologists at Rochester Gastroenterology Associates in Rochester NY. They can help you prepare for your colonoscopy.

How Your Prepare for a Colonoscopy

The most important part of prepping for a colonoscopy is to empty the colon. If your bowel preparation isn’t completed properly, your Rochester gastroenterologist may miss polyps and lesions and the whole process may need to be repeated. There are several stages of colonoscopy preparation. These include:

  • Diet preparation: Three days before your colonoscopy is due, eliminate high fiber foods such as seeds, grains, nuts, and raw fruits and vegetables from your diet. The day before your procedure, avoid solid foods. Your dietary intake should be limited to the broth, clear juice, and tea or coffee. This should continue on the day of your colonoscopy, but you should stop eating and drinking completely for two hours before your procedure.
  • Bowel preparation: On the morning of your procedure, you will be required to drink a liquid that will evacuate your bowel completely. Our doctor will provide you with liquid and full instructions.

Make sure that you get everything your need for your colonoscopy preparation, including all the necessary instruction ahead of time and read them thoroughly. If you have any questions call your Rochester Gastroenterologist as soon as possible.

If you are looking for a gastroenterologist in Rochester NY, call Dr. Prasad Penmetsa, Dr. Surinder Devgun, and Dr. Ari Chodos. For the Hagen Drive office in Rochester NY, call (585) 267-4040. For the Canal Landing office in Rochester NY, call (585) 227-1080.