Open Access Colonoscopy
Jackson, WY Colorectal Cancer Screening
One of the most effective steps you can take in preventing cancer is knowing
what tests are available and when you should start making them a regular
part of your medical routine. Colorectal cancer is one of the leading
causes of cancer death in the United States, but one of the most preventable
through preliminary screenings. If you are age 50 and up, or have a family
history of colorectal cancer, you may be a candidate for a screening colonoscopy.
A referral from your doctor is not needed for patients age 50 or older
to schedule a screening colonoscopy.
St. John's has an open access process that allows healthy people, age
50 and older, with an average risk for colon cancer to schedule a colonoscopy
without the inconvenience of an initial office visit. Fill out the online
pre-registration form and one of our nurses will contact you within two
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Large Intestine Examination
Colonoscopies are the preferred method of examining the inside of the rectum
and colon. The large intestine is at risk of developing ulcers, polyps,
and tumors. It can also be damaged, which often results in inflammation
or bleeding. The colonoscopy uses a small tube-shaped camera that enters
the colon and lets the doctor view the inside. When they find precancerous
growths or structural damage, they can treat the problem before it has
a chance to develop into a serious medical issue.
- A colonoscopy may be necessary to diagnose the cause of:
- Blood in stool
- Chronic diarrhea
- Abdominal pain
- Sudden weight loss
- Colon abnormalities in X-rays
- Rectal bleeding
St. John’s Medical Center provides colonoscopy services at its main
location in Jackson and seasonally at the Marbleton Clinic in Marbleton/Big
Piney, Wyoming.Call 307.739.7690 for more information on our colonoscopy service.