A colonoscopy is a critical screening that can help detect colon cancer, rectal cancer, or other colorectal diseases. If you have a family history of colon cancer or if you’re over the age of 50, you should be screened regularly.

The expert surgeons at Carolinas Center for Surgery can assist you with this procedure.

Why Get a Colonoscopy?

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, primarily because people often avoid or neglect to schedule a colonoscopy in time. This disease is preventable and treatable when caught early. Don’t put yourself at greater risk.

During a colonoscopy, your doctor uses a camera to view the inside of your large intestine. This enables the discovery of polyps, or adenomas, which can be precancerous. Polyps can then be removed in a followup procedure. A colonoscopy can also detect other abnormalities in the bowels as well as examine inflammation, ulcers, or internal bleeding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be seen for an office visit before I can schedule a Screening Colonoscopy?

Yes, patients must come in for a Consultation prior to scheduling a Screening Colonoscopy.

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

Please bring a picture id, insurance card, a list of current medications, and your specialist co-pay amount.

Do I need a referral to be seen by a General Surgeon?

You only need a referral if your insurance requires one. Tricare Prime and Medicaid are two examples of insurances that require a referral.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?

Please call us at 252-247-2101 as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. You can also send us a message through our patient portal.

What is the Patient Portal?

Our online Patient Portal is easy, convenient, and secure. You can send messages to your provider, request medications, view and request appointments, view a summary of your recent visit, and fill out forms online prior to your visit. It’s easy! Click here to sign up today!

Schedule Your Next Colonoscopy in Jacksonville, Morehead City, or Swansboro, NC

You can trust our team of doctors to perform your colonoscopy using the best equipment for improved imaging and results. At Carolinas Center for Surgery, your health is our top priority. Schedule an appointment for your next colonoscopy to start your journey to better health.

Colonoscopy is available at these locations: