A colonoscopy is the only screening that can prevent cancer. Colonoscopy is a painless, outpatient procedure. If polyps are found during the procedure, they can often be removed the same day. The removal of polyps before they turn cancerous can prevent cancer from forming. A screening colonoscopy is recommended for anyone 45 years of age and older.
Talk to your doctor about earlier screening if you have a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps or if you are experiencing any symptoms, such as bleeding or change in bowel habits.
Find a list of convenient colonoscopy locations below. To schedule your appointment by phone at one of our Northeast Ohio locations, please call 216.444.7000. To schedule your colonoscopy in Akron, please call 330.344.2686.