Colonoscopy Could Save Your Life. And Now It's Painless.
Colon cancer isn’t something anyone likes to think about—but it is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. Most colon cancer is genetically related and arises from small growths in the large intestine called polyps, which appear in about 25% of people by age 50. The good news is that colon cancer is largely preventable and has an excellent prognosis if diagnosed early.
As a healthcare standard endorsed by The American Cancer Society, it is recommended that everyone 50 years old get a colonoscopy to minimize their risk. For those with a family history of polyps or colon cancer, it is recommended at 40.
For our patients' comfort, Wilmington Gastroenterology Associates now offers Painless Colonoscopy, providing the most comprehensive colon cancer screening with advanced sedation, allowing patients to sleep soundly through their procedure with rapid recovery time afterward. We offer the procedure in our state-of-the-art, Medicare accredited Endoscopy Center, providing our patients cost savings and a soothing environment. Time after time, our patients confirm with relief that it was truly a painless experience.
Colonoscopy is covered by most major insurance including Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE. We will be happy to help you confirm your coverage in advance.
If you are 50+, or 40+ with family history, and you haven't been screened for colon cancer, please don't wait. Call us at 910.362.1011 to schedule your screening. It could save your life.