Palmadessa & Brodsky Offers Colonoscopies in Fresh Meadows, Queens
Palmadessa & Brodsky’s board-certified gastroenterologists excel in detecting and treating common gastrointestinal conditions. Colonoscopies are the most effective tool at a gastro doctor’s deposal for the detection of conditions like colon cancer, precancerous polyps, IBS, colitis, and more. If you’re over the age of 45 and living in Fresh Meadows, schedule a colonoscopy with Palmadessa & Brodsky today.
Health Benefits from a Palmadessa & Brodsky Colonoscopy
Due to the sensitive nature of colonoscopies, a lot of common questions about the procedure go unanswered. It’s easy for misconceptions about the procedure to flourish under these conditions. You probably have many questions concerning colonoscopies: How frequently should I get a colonoscopy? How long does it take to recover from a colonoscopy, and what is colonoscopy recovery like? How old should I be when I get a colonoscopy? These questions go on and on, and can make it quite easy to put off scheduling the procedure. However, colonoscopies can improve your long-term health, and have very few downsides.
- Colonoscopies are low-risk procedure: less than 2 in every 1000 colonoscopies performed results in complications
- Colonoscopies are performed infrequently. After 45, most people only need to get colonoscopies once every 5 years
- Colonoscopies are short: the procedure only lasts 20-30 minutes
- Colonoscopies are the most effective way to detect, treat, and prevent colon cancer
- Minimal colonoscopy side effects – any pain experienced after the colonoscopy will be short-lived and easily managed
- Tissue biopsies can be taken during colonoscopies, resulting in more precise diagnoses
- Gastro doctors can remove precancerous polyps during a colonoscopy procedure
How to Prepare for your Colonoscopy Procedure
Palmadessa & Brodsky physicians receive countless questions about colonoscopy prep. Overall, the process is very straightforward. It involves taking steps to ensure that your GI tract is clear of all feces and residue. This will maximize visibility for your gastro doctor during the colonoscopy.
- Avoid solid food in the 24 hours leading to the procedure
- Broth is fine, water is fine, and dye-free Jell-O is fine
- Consume a 8 ounces liquid laxatives the night before to induce bowel-clearing diarrhea.
- 6 hours before your procedure, consume another 8 ounces to ensure further that your colon and large intestine are washed clean.
Detecting and Treating GI Conditions with Colonoscopies
Colonoscopies remain the most effective means for identifying and treating a broad swath of gastrointestinal ailments. In the case of many common diseases such as colon cancer, colitis, Crohn’s disease, IBS, and more, a colonoscopy is a gastro doctor’s first line of defense. Here are some basic facts about common GI issues and colonoscopies.
Colonoscopies can detect and treat a broad range of common GI conditions. Indeed, for common diseases such as colon cancer, precancerous polyps, diverticulitis, and more, colonoscopies remain the most effective means of detection and treatment. Here are some facts about common GI conditions.
- Colon cancer will affect 1 in 20 Americans during their adult lives
- Polyps can cause Colon cancer. These are small benign tumors in the colon that can become cancerous if left undetected and untreated
- Colitis is characterized by inflammation in the colon’s lining
- Diverticulitis also causes inflammation in the colon and elsewhere in the GI tract
- Covered by all insurance plans
Colonoscopy Screenings in Fresh Meadows with Palmadessa & Brodsky
A colonoscopy is minimally invasive, quick, affordable, and will provide you with peace of mind. If you’re over 45 and living in the Fresh Meadows area, Palmadessa & Brodsky’s leading team of board-certified gastroenterologists will handle this sensitive procedure with care, precision, and dignity. At Palmadessa & Brodsky, we participate in most major health plans, so schedule your colonoscopy with Palmadessa & Brodsky today.