Sentara Endoscopy Services combines a network of highly trained physicians, licensed nursing staff and the latest in Endoscopic examination equipment, facilities and non-invasive gastrointestinal and pulmonary procedures. Most procedures are available at all Sentara hospitals and many of our hospitals also offer highly specialized services.
Sentara Endoscopy Services accomplishes more than 15,000 procedures annually, most of which are on an outpatient basis. Procedure time including recovery averages between one and three hours.
According to the National Cancer Institute, cancers of the colon and rectum are the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancers and rank second among cancer deaths in the United States. Colorectal cancer screening is routinely authorized by most insurance providers for patients 50 years or older and those patients with a family history of colorectal cancer. Contact your primary care physician for more details about scheduling a screening.
You can get more information on colon cancer screening: National Cancer Institute American College of Gastroenterology