Why Would My Gastroenterologist Decide to Perform a Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy allows the gastroenterologist to look inside the entire large intestine to detect inflamed tissue, abnormal growth, and ulcers. It also permits the physician to biopsy tissue, remove polyps, and is most often used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms associated with a colon disease or disorder, your doctor may want to take a closer look at what is causing the issue. A colonoscopy is often times the best way to diagnosis or rule out a serious issue or complication. Blair Gastroenterology Associates specializes in colonoscopy procedures and would be happy to accommodate your need for this type of testing. Please be sure to contact our office or speak to your primary care doctor today about referring you to one of our specialists.