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Colonoscopy is a medical procedure that allows a doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) for abnormalities or signs of disease. It is usually performed as a screening test for colon cancer, but it can also be used to diagnose other conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and polyps.

During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube called a colonoscope is inserted through your rectum and into your colon. The colonoscope has a camera on the end that allows the doctor to see the inside of your colon on a monitor. If any abnormalities are found, the doctor may take a biopsy or remove polyps for further testing.

Colonoscopy is an important screening tool for colon cancer, as it can detect early-stage cancer and potentially save lives. It is recommended for individuals over the age of 50 or for those with a family history of colon cancer.

While colonoscopy is generally a safe procedure, there are some risks, such as bleeding, perforation (a tear or hole in the colon), and adverse reactions to the sedative used during the procedure. However, these risks are rare and the benefits of colonoscopy usually outweigh the risks.

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At Surgical Associates of Houston, we understand that the idea of scheduling a colonoscopy may not be the most exciting prospect. However, we want to emphasize the importance of regular screening for colorectal cancer, as it is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers when detected early.

Our team of experienced physicians and medical professionals are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care and comfort during your colonoscopy procedure. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure that your screening is as efficient and effective as possible.

We know that the thought of a colonoscopy can be intimidating, but we assure you that our team is committed to making the experience as comfortable as possible. Our goal is to provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are taking the necessary steps to maintain your health.

Don’t delay in scheduling your colonoscopy with Surgical Associates of Houston. By doing so, you are taking a proactive approach to your health and well-being. Contact us today to book your appointment, and let us help you take control of your health.

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