Did Someone Say Colonoscopy?
Don't put off what could save your life
Some things you don't put off: fixing your brakes, changing smoke detector batteries and getting a colonoscopy. When you turn 50 it's time to get screened. And you don't have to go far. At Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center colonoscopies are performed as outpatient procedures by a gastroenterology specialist or general surgeon.
- 30-minute outpatient procedure
- First colonoscopy at 50
- Follow-up for most is every 10 years
- Most preventable type of cancer
Tips for Colonoscopy Prep
If you are a little uneasy about the thought of getting a colonoscopy, changes are it's not the colonoscopy you fear. It's the preparation. To have a successful colonoscopy, you have to empty the contents of the colon. So, it's important to do what you can to make the prep easier on yourself. To find out some insider tips and tricks to make colonoscopy prep a little easier, read more from the Colon Cancer Alliance.
You can also learn more about the recommended preps from our gastroenterology specialists below.