A Colonoscopy Could Save Your Life

Your screening colonoscopy can detect or even prevent colon cancer. If you're 50 or older, it's time for you to get screened.
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It’s estimated that 60% of those deaths could have been avoided with proper screening. Even with this easy detection and prevention method, about 1 IN 3 AMERICANS who should be getting tested for colon cancer are not being screened. Don’t be part of this sad statistic. learn more


Routine, preventive screening colonoscopies are covered by most insurance plans to provide access to this simple, safe, life-saving procedure. learn more


And the most effective way to catch it early is a screening colonoscopy, which can detect and remove precancerous polyps. Removing these polyps can prevent cancer from forming in the first place. learn more

What our clients say

Stacy H. Carnegie Hill Endoscopy, was great from beginning to end. The minute you walk in the door you're basically treated like royalty. I can't think of single thing they could do to make this experience any better. You are so taken care of there.
Anni G.From the moment I made an appointment, through the moment I was discharged, everything was perfect -- it was healthcare heaven. I am a healthcare communications professional, and I endorse Carnegie Hill Endoscopy as the best facility, with the best people -- who understand what the patient is going through -- in any I have ever encountered.
Jen L.I just had my first colonoscopy at Carnegie Hill Endoscopy (with Dr Blair Lewis)... and it was a first-rate experience from beginning to end (no pun intended). I was really nervous, not only being my first colonoscopy but my first time under anesthesia. Every single person I encountered, from the woman who checked me in at 6am in the morning ... to the nurses (both pre and post colonoscopy) ... to the anesthesiologist made me feel comfortable and at ease. Even though I am sure they do dozens of colonoscopies a day ... I did not feel like I was part of an assembly line. They made me feel like a human.

Don’t wait any longer. Your screening colonoscopy could save your life!

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Know Your Colonoscopy Facts

Myths and fears about colonoscopies often get in the way of someone getting the life-saving screening they need. Learn the facts so you can be on your way to a pursuing a healthy, cancer-free life.

Myth #1: Colon cancer won’t affect me.

FACT: 1 in 20 Americans will get colon cancer in their lifetime, which is why it is so critical for men and women age 50-75 to get screened. If caught early, it's highly treatable and survivable.

Myth #2: I’m not having symptoms, so I don’t need screening.

FACT: Symptoms may be a sign that you already have advanced-stage cancer. Routine screening colonoscopies detect and remove pre-cancerous polyps, so you can stop colon cancer before it starts.

Myth #3: I can’t afford a colonoscopy.

FACT: Your screening colonoscopy is fully covered by insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And if a polyp is found during your procedure, it can be removed right away with no need for an additional procedure. Additional costs may apply.

Myth #4: Colonoscopies hurt.

FACT: Colonoscopies are done under sedation and last 30 to 60 minutes, so the procedure is pretty quick and painless. Most patients barely remember it happening and are back on their feet in no time.

Myth #5: Colonoscopies are too risky.

FACT: It’s actually a very safe procedure. Serious complications are extremely rare (about 2 in 1000 patients). You are far more likely to get colon cancer, which is very dangerous when left undetected.

Myth #6: That prep stuff is gross.

FACT: It's no mai tai on the beach, but it’s not as bad as you think. With new flavors, dosages, and schedules, prep has gotten a lot better. A slightly unpleasant drink is worth it to quickly detect and prevent cancer.

Myth #7: Other screening methods are fine.

FACT: A colonoscopy examines the whole colon, providing a 95% detection rate for cancer and precancerous polyps. Other screening methods often only detect cancer once it's already formed.