The American Cancer Society estimates more than 140,000 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year. Early detection is the best tool we have in the battle against this type of cancer. Over 90% of those who receive an early diagnosis will survive more than five years. Once this type of cancer has spread to distant locations in the body, the survival rate plummets to 12%.
This is why it is so important to understand your risks and do what you can to spot a problem as early as possible. Our doctors and other health professionals offer gentle, experienced care that makes it easier to deal with the anxiety and fear that accompany colorectal issues.
We offer routine colonoscopy screenings, which are recommended for everyone over the age of 50 or earlier for someone with a family history of colon cancer or polyps.
We also offer minimally invasive surgical procedures for those diagnosed with colon cancer. This includes laparoscopy, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), and daVinci robotic surgery. We can also remove rectal polyps and early-stage cancers through the anus with Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS) and Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) techniques, avoiding abdominal incisions. By completing the screening, receiving a diagnosis, and undergoing treatment in one location, the process is more streamlined and less stressful for patients dealing with colon heath issues.