Allegheny Health Network to Offer Colonoscopy Appointments on Saturday, July 27
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
PITTSBURGH – Allegheny Health Network (AHN) will offer patients colonoscopy appointments this Saturday, July 27, at select outpatient locations, making it more convenient for patients to undergo screening for colorectal cancer.
Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer and second-leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women.
Saturday screenings will be conducted from 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. by highly specialized AHN physicians at the following locations. Patients should call 412.515.2723 to make an appointment. Space is limited.
McCandless Endoscopy Center
9335 McKnight Road, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion
12311 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090
Allegheny Health Network Endoscopy Center, Westmoreland
118 Nature Park Road, Suite 200
Greensburg, PA 15601
A colonoscopy is a test that allows doctors to examine the inside of the colon where tumors or small growths known as polyps can occur. By finding polyps and removing them, colon cancer can be prevented. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and The American College of Gastroenterology recommend that colorectal cancer screening begin at age 50.
Most health insurance plans will cover the cost of the screening, however patients should check with their provider for specific coverage information. Upon scheduling, patients will receive instructions regarding how to prepare.