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What is the ColonoscopyAssist Program About?

  • The ColonoscopyAssist program provides colonoscopy screenings and colon cancer support for the underinsured community.
  • The program offers 4 tests at a heavily discounted rate :
    1. Colonoscopy
    2. Upper Endoscopy
    3. Cologuard (DNA Test)
    4. FIT Tests (Stool Test)
  • Interest Free Payment Plan Options are available for patients unable to afford a test.
  • Screenings are provided completely free of charge in certain regions where funding is available.
  • Support and help is provided for patients diagnosed with colon cancer.

Learn About Colonoscopy Screenings


Please note: The information on this website is provided by ColonoscopyAssist™ for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care or advice.

What happens during a colonoscopy?

During a colonoscopy, a physician uses a colonoscope (a long, flexible instrument about 1/2 inch in diameter) to view the lining of the colon. The colonoscope is inserted into the rectum and advanced through the large intestine. If necessary during a colonoscopy, small amounts of tissue can be removed for analysis (a biopsy) and polyps can be identified and entirely removed. In many cases, a colonoscopy allows accurate diagnosis and treatment of colorectal problems without the need for a major operation. - You are asked to wear a hospital gown and remove eyeglasses. - You are given a pain reliever and a sedative intravenously (in your vein); you will feel relaxed and somewhat drowsy. - You will lie on the left side, with your knees drawn up towards your chest. - A small amount of air is used to expand the colon so the physician can see the colon walls. - You may feel mild cramping during the procedure; cramping can be reduced by taking slow, deep breaths. - The colonoscope is slowly withdrawn while the lining of your bowel is carefully examined. - The procedure lasts from 30 minutes to one hour.


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If you have questions on why a colonoscopy is important, call our office Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.