Common disorders treated include:
- Colitis and Crohn’s disease
- Gallbladder problems and gallstones
- GERD/acid reflux disease and heartburn
- Irritable bowel syndrome
As one of the most commonly performed endoscopic procedures, colonoscopy is a critical screening tool for cancer and other diseases of the colon. Cancer of the colon and rectum is the third most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths, but is almost completely preventable through the use of regular screening tests. Beginning at age 50 or for patients with a family history of colon cancer, a colonoscopy should be performed every 10 years.