Have IBD? You May Need More Frequent Colonoscopy Screenings.
A new study found that patients with IBD who had a colonoscopy every one to three years were less likely to be diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.
By May 31, 2022, most health insurance plans will fully cover this procedure to evaluate a positive stool-based test for colon cancer. Check with your insurance about your coverage.Learn More
The gastroenterologists and staff at Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates are dedicated to providing quality, affordable care to the greater New Orleans community in our quest to lower colon cancer rates and treat an array of digestive diseases, including Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates is skilled in performing a myriad of digestive procedures, including colonoscopy, esophageal dilation, flexible sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy and small bowel enteroscopy.
A new study found that patients with IBD who had a colonoscopy every one to three years were less likely to be diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.Read More
New federal guidance will soon require health insurance companies associated with the Affordable Care Act to cover the cost of a follow-up colonoscopy to evaluate a positive colon-cancer-screening stool test.Read More
A recent study conducted by AMSURG and researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows an increase in early-onset colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps in patients younger than 50.Read More