A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says that colonoscopy, also known as lower endoscopy, can help prevent approximately two-thirds of colorectal cancer deaths. How? A colonoscopy makes it possible to detect the early signs of disease and even remove polyps that could turn cancerous. An upper endoscopy can help determine the source of discomfort or dysfunction in the upper abdomen and throat or evaluate the healing of previously found (and/or treated) polyps, ulcers, or tumors.
In short, upper and lower endoscopy make it possible to directly observe the anatomy inside the gastrointestinal tract that cannot otherwise be easily observed.
When you need an endoscopic exam, you’ll be in good hands with Anniston General Surgery Center’s highly capable staff – Dr. Clifford Black, Dr. Lei Liu, and Dr. Peter Jernigan. It only takes about 20 minutes to perform your exam, during which you’ll be cared for and vigilantly monitored by one of our surgeons.
In addition to the surgical experience, talent, and efficiency, our surgeons provide uniquely personal care and an unsurpassed degree of individualized service and attention. We are compassionate, dedicated surgeons, and we always spend a great deal of time getting to know you, understanding your needs, and ensuring that your endoscopy procedure is safe and effective
For your upper or lower endoscopy exam, trust the highly skilled specialists who care for your wellbeing. Call Anniston General Surgery Center, in Anniston, AL, today at (256) 240-9660. For further information about the upper or lower colon, endoscopy exams, and procedures, visit our Health Education Library.