Colonoscopy helps physicians detect colon cancer in its earliest stages. It can also monitor colon health when it’s affected by many other conditions, such as the digestive disorder Crohn’s disease.
At Allegheny Health Network (AHN), we offer comprehensive colonoscopy services to diagnose and treat many types of disease that affects the colon. You can meet with our highly trained colorectal specialists at one of our many convenient locations across western Pennsylvania.
Colonoscopy is a procedure that checks the health of your colon (the bottom part of the intestine). During this procedure, a physician guides a long, flexible tube through your colon. This tool has a camera on its tip, which lets your physician check the inside of the colon for abnormalities.
Your physician may recommend you have a colonoscopy for different reasons. A screening colonoscopy allows your doctor to look for the earliest signs of colon cancer (called colon or colorectal polyps) before you show any symptoms.
If you experience digestive problems, your physician may ask you to undergo a diagnostic colonoscopy. This procedure allows your doctor to carefully inspect the colon for abnormalities that could explain your symptoms.
Our colorectal surgeons are skilled in performing diagnostic and screening colonoscopies to diagnose, treat, and prevent many forms of disease.
Highlights of our colonoscopy services include:
We provide diagnostic and screening colonoscopies at many locations throughout western Pennsylvania. That way, you can receive comprehensive care where it’s convenient for you. Find us at one of our colonoscopy locations.
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