Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants
Gastroenterologists & Hepatologists located in Lake Worth, FL
The team at Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants are experts in treating and preventing diseases of the colon. At their Lake Worth, Florida, office, diagnostic, and preventive outpatient colonoscopy services are available for patient convenience. Schedule a colonoscopy or a consultation at the office online or by calling today.
Colonoscopy Q & A
Why do I need a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is both a diagnostic and preventive procedure that can identify changes in your large intestine or colon and your rectum. These changes can indicate the presence of disease that affects your gastrointestinal health, including colon cancer.
When should you begin screening for colon cancer?
50 years old is the recommended age for a screening colonoscopy and age 45 for African Americans.
Talk to your doctor about getting a colonoscopy sooner if:
- You or a close relative have had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer
- You have Inflammatory Bowel Disease such as Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis
- You have experienced rectal bleeding or a change in regularity
Since the early stages of colon cancer won’t typically cause noticeable symptoms, a screening colonoscopy is the most effective way to diagnose precancerous or cancerous changes before the disease can advance.
What’s involved in a colonoscopy?
You will be prepared before your procedure with instructions for a clear-liquid diet and prescribed a specific preparatory solution to clean out your colon.
During the procedure, your Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants provider inserts a long, flexible tube that contains a small camera into the rectum and guides it through your lower gastrointestinal tract.
The camera sends real-time images of your inner structures to a monitor, which your doctor watches throughout the procedure to identify polyps and other abnormalities.
What happens if a colonoscopy finds abnormalities?
In the event your Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants provider finds suspicious areas of tissue, they can use the same Olympus technology to remove it or existing polyps during a colonoscopy.
Your doctor sends these samples to a medical lab for further evaluation. Depending on the results of your lab testing, your Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants doctor works with you closely on a treatment plan for your condition.
If you have unexplained abdominal pain or need to schedule a preventive colonoscopy, contact Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants online or by phone today.
Conditions & Procedures
Upper Endoscopymore info
Inflammatory Bowel Diseasemore info
Abdominal Painmore info
Crohn's Diseasemore info
Acid Reflux Treatmentmore info
Colorectal Cancermore info
Infectious Hepatitismore info
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)more info
Liver Diseasemore info
Ulcerative Colitismore info