AURORA, CO, February 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Do you have a gut feeling, literally, that there might be something abnormal going on in your digestive system? If you are experiencing unusual bowel movements or other symptoms, it's important you seek a checkup. You want to be 100 percent positive that your health checks out.
At Dr. George Chin's practice of gastroenterology in Aurora, a colonoscopy procedure can help identify any problems related to your large intestine (rectum and colon).
"A colonoscopy uses a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope (measures 48in. to 72in.), and attached to the scope is a small video camera, which allows me to take pictures and video of the colon. This procedure will help me get to the root of the problem," explains Dr. Chin.
This procedure is most commonly used to screen for colon cancer. Just this year, there have been 96, 830 new cases of colon cancer, and a total number of 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer have been diagnosed. These are scary facts, which is why a colonoscopy is something to truly consider if you are experiencing abnormal symptoms. Your primary physician may recommend you get a colonoscopy if you are 50 years old or over.
In addition to detecting colon cancer, a colonoscopy can also identify ulcers, colon polyps and areas of inflammation and bleeding.
An accurate reading of a colonoscopy depends on the health care professional administering the colonoscope. You should seek advice from an experienced professional, such as Dr. Chin.
To prep for a colonoscopy, you need to clean out your colon by going on a clear liquid diet, ridding your digestive system and colon of stool. Once the colon prep is completed, you will go to your colonoscopy appointment.
During the colonoscopy exam, patients are typically sedated to lessen any discomfort. Some patients opt out of sedation, but this is entirely up to the person undergoing the colonoscopy. Remember to talk to your doctor about all of the steps involved in this procedure, including your choice of sedation.
Make sure to be completely honest with your doctor; you don't want to leave out any details related to your symptoms and concerns. You should get the full scope of your digestive issue.
To schedule a colonoscopy in Aurora with Dr. Chin, call (303) 369-8088. Or patients can go to www.georgeslchinmd.com
to submit an online appointment request form. New patients are always welcome!
About George S L Chin, MD:
Dr. George S L Chin maintains top-notch accreditation, and he pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends, techniques and technology in gastroenterology.
Dr. Chin offers a full array of gastroenterology services to help you maintain a healthy digestive system.Media Contact:
Dr. George S L Chin, MD, MPH, PC
1550 S. Potomac St.
Aurora, CO 80012
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