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To Schedule a Screening Colonoscopy
Your family doctor or internist may have recommended that you have a screening colonoscopy to identify and remove polyps from the large intestine.
At the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center, our gastroenterologist, Dr. Linda Lee, prefers to meet with all patients before their screening colonoscopy to discus the procedure. However, in some circumstances, especially if you are healthy, the procedure can be scheduled without a prior office visit as long as a copy of your most recent medical records from your family physician is provided.
Please call 410-321-1082 for more information or to make an appointment. Our fax is 410-321-1084.
Who Should Schedule a Colonoscopy?
Colorectal cancer is a preventable disease. Most colorectal cancers begin with a polyp, a non-cancerous growth, which over time can become cancer if left alone. Removal of polyps reduces your risk for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer affects both men and women, and the risk increases after the age of 50. The risk for colorectal cancer is higher in those who have a first-degree relative with colorectal cancer or a history of colon polyps.
Click here for the American Cancer Society’s 2008 Guidelines for colon cancer screenings
If you have scheduled a colonoscopy screening at the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center, please click here for instructions and additional information to review before your procedure.