A colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure where a tiny camera is used to look inside the rectum and colon. A colonoscopy can help your doctor identify problems such as signs of cancer, polyps, ulcers, bleeding, inflamed tissue or other unexplained symptoms.
Colorectal cancer is the number two leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the U.S. combined, according to the Colorectal Cancer Coalition. Men and women should have a colonoscopy or some form of colon cancer screening after the age of 50. Testing is then recommended every ten years.
Specialists at Kirby Medical Center are highly qualified and certified to perform your colonoscopy at our facility. We offer a full range of consultative and diagnostic services. It is our goal to ensure each patient is fully prepared for their procedure, comfortable throughout the process and educated on their condition.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for your colonoscopy, call Kirby Medical Group at 217-762-6241.