Have IBD? You May Need More Frequent Colonoscopy Screenings.
A new study found that patients with IBD who had a colonoscopy every one to three years were less likely to be diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.
By May 31, 2022, most health insurance plans will fully cover this procedure to evaluate a positive stool-based test for colon cancer. Check with your insurance about your coverage.Learn More
Our gastroenterologists and staff at Gulf Coast Endoscopy Center are dedicated to providing quality, affordable care to the community in our quest to lower colon cancer rates and treat an array of digestive diseases, including Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
We believe in compassionate medicine, where patients feel reassured and unrushed. We hold ourselves to the highest of standards, as our center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Our board-certified GI doctors specialize in a myriad of GI procedures, including colonoscopy and upper endoscopy.
The physicians at Gulf Coast Endoscopy Center not only meet but exceed U.S. benchmarks for quality in colonoscopy. Our adenoma detection rate (ADR), the rate at which our GI doctors identify adenomatous colon polyps, far surpasses the national benchmark of 25 percent. See our scores.
Our patients value the compassionate care they receive from our GI doctors and say they are likely to recommend our center for GI procedures.
If you are due for a colonoscopy or in need of a GI procedure, don’t put it off any longer. Give us a call today!
A new study found that patients with IBD who had a colonoscopy every one to three years were less likely to be diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.Read More
New federal guidance will soon require health insurance companies associated with the Affordable Care Act to cover the cost of a follow-up colonoscopy to evaluate a positive colon-cancer-screening stool test.Read More
A recent study conducted by AMSURG and researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows an increase in early-onset colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps in patients younger than 50.Read More