Screenings to Detect Abnormalities
Colonoscopy is a visual examination of the entire large intestine, also known
as the colon. This is the most effective method of screening for colon cancer, polyps, and other abnormalities. Our gastroenterology doctors can sample tissue and/or remove polyps in the colon during colonoscopy, as well.
Open Access Program
In an effort to make colonoscopy for those who need screening as easy as possible, Hillmont GI developed what we call an Open Access Policy whereby patients can answer questions about their current state of health on the telephone and be scheduled for their colonoscopy without the need for a prior office visit. We utilize a uniquely developed health questionnaire that is always reviewed by a GI caregiver to be sure that the procedure will be completely safe. This saves our patients additional lost time from work or their other activities and yet allows them to have their appropriate screening procedure safely.
Who Needs a Colonoscopy?
The American Cancer Society changed the recommended colon screening age for average risk individuals from 50 to 45 years old. Consult your insurance company before scheduling to verify coverage, and any deductibles or copays.
Men and women to schedule regular colonoscopies starting at age 45.
Follow-up colonoscopies at regular intervals, depending on symptoms and results.
Patients with a family or personal history of colon cancer, inflammatory diseases such as IBD.
Meet Our Providers
Dr. Victor Araya
Dr. Marie Bailey
Dr. Gerald Bertiger
Dr. Robert Boynton
Dr.Steven L. Nack
Dr. Benjamin W. Raile
Dr. Besma Samdani
Dr. James Taterka
Tanya Carter, MSN, CRNP
Victoria Scheibel, MHS, PA-C
Why Choose Us
Did you know we also provide treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection, gastroparesis and hepatitis C? Do you have gallstones that cause you pain? We’re here to help you.
We use state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical skills and techniques, which include: