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1 in 19 men and 1 in 21 women develop colon cancer.

Do you want to take that chance?

Colonoscopy

When many people hear “colonoscopy”, they think of high bills, months of preparation, and a massive ordeal. But it doesn’t have to be that way, whether it’s your first or fifth time getting the procedure. With the top colonoscopists in New Jersey working with you, a colonoscopy can be short and sweet for anyone over the age of 45. Don’t wait for your doctor to refer you to a colonoscopist—do it for yourself.

The sooner, the better.

With an average of 1 in 19 men, and 1 in 21 women developing colon cancer, avoiding a colonoscopy out of fear is not a chance you need to take. Early detection can save you the trouble of colon cancer completely. Instead of dealing with cancer, you can undergo early treatment processes and save yourself a mountain of pain and stress.

Make the right choice—check your colon today.

Colonoscopies:

Check If You Have the Following Conditions

Colon cancer Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Crohn’s disease

Ulcerative colitis Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Celiac disease

Knowing When to Visit a Gastroenterologist or Colonoscopist

Once you reach the age of 45, your colon becomes much more susceptible to conditions related to the colon, notably colon cancer. Everyone over the age of 45 is recommended to have a colonoscopy once every ten years, to check their colon for any polyps or adenomas. These are noncancerous growths that develop along the inside of the colon, which can potentially become cancerous over time. If detected early, these can be removed before any cancer develops.

A colonoscopy is only required once every decade, as it takes roughly a decade for new polyps to form and potentially become cancerous. However, age isn’t the only sign that it is time to undergo a colonoscopy.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is advisable to talk to your preferred gastroenterologist today:

Rectal BleedingIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Crohn’s disease

Long-term diarrhea Unusual liquids in stool, including pus, and mucus

Treating Your Health As If It Were Our Own

Preparing for a Colonoscopy

The initial consultation with your doctor is the most important step in preparing for your colonoscopy. Your doctor
should discuss the following topics in your consultation:

  • Cleaning your bowel. You will be asked to change your diet, avoiding specific foods the day prior to the procedure
  • The current medications, supplements, and vitamins that you take, and whether any of these need to be modified
  • A bowel preparation kit should be provided. This kit will include items that will force clean your bowel, such as laxatives and other substances
  • Six hours immediately before the operation, it is required that you do not eat or drink anything besides what can be found in your preparation kit. These laxatives can be difficult to consume for some people, so it is advisable to drink it with a straw to help bring it down

The Procedure

The procedure will begin with a sedative, allowing you to better handle the next 30 minutes. You may experience cramping or bloating; this can be caused by air entering your colon.

After you are sedated, the doctor will insert the colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube) into your rectum and slide up to your large intestine. The camera on the colonoscope will feed live video to a display that the doctor will study during the procedure, searching the lining of the colon for any colon polyps.

While the procedure itself takes anywhere from 20-30 minutes to be prepared to commit at least three hours at the clinic, as you will also need time to prepare and recover.

Colonoscopy Recovery

After the procedure, our healthcare professionals will guide you to a recovery room, where you will wait until the sedatives wear off. Here you might find yourself with cramps and uneasy gassiness; this is completely normal.

When the sedatives wear off, you will be advised on when you can continue taking any medications you paused to prepare for the procedure. The doctors will also inform you when your results will be ready, as well as any other medical advice you might need. And most importantly, do not drive yourself home, as you will be unable to drive safely the day of the procedure.

Need Other Endoscopic Procedures?

If you are looking for other endoscopic procedures, some of our other tests include:

Hemorrhoid Banding Anorectal Manometry

Esophageal Manometry Capsule Endoscopy Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

The Professional FAQ: Ask Us

What is your polyps detection rate?

Polyps detection rate isn’t always guaranteed. The general quality standard for detecting polyps should be at 25%, or one out of every 4 patients.

How often do you reach the large intestine?

It is crucial that a doctor reaches the start of the large intestine during the procedure, as this is the area where it is likeliest that a polyp will be detected. However, reaching this area isn’t always a success, and this depends on the skill and talent of the doctor. The standard measure is 95%.

How do you help your patients during preparation?

Only the best clinics give their patients top assistance during the preparation stage. Ask us how much we help during our preparation, making sure that our patients are fully prepared and educated before undergoing this procedure.

Where is your patient portal where I can learn more?

Ask us where you can learn more about colonoscopies and more with our patient portal.

Colon Cancer: Myths and Facts

Colon cancer is a silent killer, with over 50,000 Americans dying from it alone. With over 140,000 new victims of colon cancer annually, it is essential that you understand the facts and separate them from the common myths.

Here are the truths about colorectal cancer that you need to know:

  • Myth: Colon cancer only affects white males

Not true. Women and non-Caucasian males are affected by colon cancer all the time. Roughly 26,000 women die from colon cancer every year, with many of them leaving it undiscovered until it was too late.

  • Myth: If you develop colon cancer, there is nothing you can do to stop it.

If discovered too late, then yes, there is only a 10% chance to survive beyond 5 years after discovery. However, early discovery and even mid-stage discovery still allows doctors to treat and remove it. The earlier it is discovered, the better.

  • Myth: If you have regular bowel movements, then there is no chance that you have colon cancer.

Having irregular bowel movements or IBS isn’t the singular symptom of colon cancer. If you have early stage colon cancer, you might not have any symptoms at all, and discovery will be too late if you rely on symptoms as your method of diagnosis. There is a reason why colon cancer is widely known as the silent killer—symptoms are often only noticed once the cancer is advanced.

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