Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon.
Upper endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine).
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Flexible sigmoidoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the rectum and a portion of the colon by inserting a flexible tube about the thickness of your finger into the anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and lower part of the colon.
Anesthesia is a treatment that involves using medicine to prevent pain during a medical procedure. It is used for many types of procedures from small ones, like dental work, to major ones, like open heart surgery.
Mission – Lincoln Digestive Health Center, LLC will provide the highest quality gastroenterology care to adult patients on a local and regional basis. Using technology and proven medical procedures to benefit our community, we will serve our patients with integrity and compassion. We will use our resources judiciously to provide growth to the business and retain a dedicated, well-trained team.
Vision – Our vision is to be the provider of choice for gastroenterology services while offering excellent patient care and exceptional quality.
Gastroenterology Specialties, P.C. is one of the Midwest's largest, unaffiliated, private gastroenterology practices. Gastroenterologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, gall bladder liver and pancreas including colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, liver disease, Crohns disease and other digestive problems.
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Ways To Prevent Colon Cancer
What bowel preparation steps are involved before the colonoscopy?
Your doctor will prescribe the type of bowel prep that is best for you. You will receive specific instructions. In general, here is what you can expect: Your...Read More
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Frequently Asked Questions
+ Why Should I Be Screened?
The American Cancer Society believes that preventing colorectal cancer (and not just finding it early) should be a major reason for getting tested. Having polyps found and removed keeps some people from getting colorectal cancer. You are encourage... Read More
+ Why Do I Have To Take The Prep The Day Before?
Your doctor will give you complete instructions on how to prepare for your endoscopy. Most types of endoscopy require you to fast for up to 12 hours before the procedure, but your doctor will clarify this. Your doctor may give you laxatives or ene... Read More
+ What Is a Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is the best screening test available for colorectal cancer. It is the only screening test that also prevents many colorectal cancers. Here are a few things you should know about this test: During a colonoscopy, your doctor examines t... Read More
+ What Is Upper Endoscopy?
An upper endoscopy is used to diagnose and, sometimes, treat conditions that affect the upper part of your digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine (duodenum). Your doctor may recommend an endoscopy p... Read More
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