Colonoscopy Screening for Colon Cancer
The North Houston Gastroenterology Clinic can’t stress enough the importance of a regular colonoscopy. Houston patients who may be at risk can find out the information they need with a simple screening. A colonoscopy can detect colon cancer in the early stages, so the testing is absolutely vital to your livelihood. Dr. Winston and our team of licensed professionals provide services like a full colonoscopy, and colon cancer screening Houston residents can benefit from by scheduling an appointment.
Who Needs a Colonoscopy?
Anyone over the age of 50 should begin the testing process for colon cancer screening in Houston. This is based on minimal recommendations. Some patients may need to screen earlier in life if certain factors exist. Many factors will determine who is or is not at risk for colon cancer. Personal medical histories, age, genetic factors, and family medical histories are all things that will need to be considered in making the determination as to when testing should begin. If the testing is clear without any concerns, then patients will only need to repeat the procedure every 10 years. If the test gives reason for Dr. Winston to be concerned, then further testing may be required much more frequently.
What a Colonoscopy Screening Entails
A colonoscopy procedure in Houston is not an invasive procedure, and oftentimes patients can be sedated. Dr. Winston and our caring staff members are highly experienced with the procedure, and they will do their utmost best to alleviate any concerns that you may have. During the procedure, the colon will be examined through the use of a narrow flexible tube that has a tiny camera attached to the end. The camera will transmit the images to a screen, so that your physician can visually diagnose any problems that may exist. The physician will also be able to remove small polyps, or take samples for biopsy purposes. Bleeding or pain in the rectal area should be taken very seriously, and a colonoscopy is strongly advised if these symptoms are present. Our symptom checker page will give you an indication as to whether or not you should be seen by our physicians.
Patient Testing Procedures
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Gastrointestinal Testing
- Upper Endoscopy
- Remicade Therapy
To learn more about the services we provide, contact us today at (281) 440-3618. We provide compassionate care that is unmatched. Let us show you why the North Houston Gastroenterology Clinic is a preferred medical provider.