A colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows our colorectal surgeons to examine a patient's colon using an endoscope, which is a very small camera on the end of a flexible tube. Colonoscopies have the potential to save patients' lives, as they can detect pre-cancerous and cancerous tissues in their earliest stages of development. A colonoscopy can also detect benign tumors, ulcers, and more. We have the advanced tools, experience, and expertise you can trust when it comes to your health. To schedule your colonoscopy at our Garden City or East Setauket offices, contact us today.
Why Schedule a Colonoscopy?
By undergoing regular colonoscopies, you allow your doctor to detect cancer and other dangerous conditions in their earliest stages, often before they present symptoms. Colon cancer is much easier to treat when it is identified in its earliest stages. The longer colon cancer is left untreated, the less likely a patient is to survive it.
A colonoscopy is also a time- and money-saving treatment. When our surgeons detect dangerous conditions early, they can treat them more efficiently. Advanced disease and cancer, conversely, may require expensive and invasive surgical treatments.