The year’s most important health screening is a colonoscopy. Yet an estimated 40% of at-risk adults have not had this potentially life-saving screening for a cancer with a 90% survival rate when detected and treated early.
If you are 50 or older, or African American and 45 or older, and have not had your screening colonoscopy, it’s show time.
A colonoscopy, a video examination of the colon, is the most comprehensive colon cancer screening exam because it is the only procedure capable of both detecting and preventing colon cancer. During a colonoscopy, a gastroenterologist can evaluate the health of your digestive tract and detect and remove any abnormalities (colon polyps).
MGA Gastrointestinal Diagnostic & Therapeutic Centers, with three convenient locations in Metairie, Westbank and Uptown, is the Crescent City’s premier provider of digestive health care. Our board certified gastroenterologists have advanced training in screening for, detecting and treating colon cancer.
Don’t miss the must see screening of the year, your colonoscopy. Complete the Request an Appointment form or call us at (504) 323-0407. We will work with you and your primary care physician to schedule your pre-procedure physician visit and colonoscopy.