Colonoscopy Procedure In Miami
Our office offers all methods of evaluation to prevent colon cancer. In the absence of symptoms, average risk patients should begin colon cancer screening at the age of 50.
The Colonoscopy procedure is a safe, effective method of examining the full lining of the colon and rectum, using a long, flexible, tubular instrument. It is used to diagnose colon and rectum problems and to perform biopsies and remove colon polyps. Most colonoscopies procedures are done on an outpatient basis with minimal inconvenience and discomfort.
Regular colorectal cancer screening is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy Screening is the process of looking for cancer in people who have no symptoms of the disease.
From the time the first abnormal cells start to grow into polyps, it usually takes about 10 to 15 years for them to develop into colorectal cancer. Regular screening can, in many cases, prevent colorectal cancer altogether. This is because most polyps can be found and removed before they have the chance to turn into cancer. Screening can also result in finding colorectal cancer early, when it is highly curable.
Contact our Miami office to make an appointment with one of our doctors to learn more about the Colonoscopy procedure and how it can help you.