Colonoscopy

Colon cancer screenings are essential to everyone’s health.

If you’re 45 or over, it’s time to schedule yours.

At Utica Park Clinic, part of Hillcrest HealthCare System, your comfort, care and convenience come first. Every aspect of your screening is carefully designed, from scheduling to the procedure, with your health and time in mind. And since a prescreening appointment or evaluation with a gastroenterologist isn’t necessary for most patients, you’re likely to save time and money, too.

Schedule your colonoscopy at Utica Park Clinic today by calling 918-248-8899.

Why is screening for colorectal cancer important?

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. This type of cancer can be treated or even prevented through regular screening.

What types of screenings can I choose from?

While there are different types of colorectal cancer screenings, a colonoscopy is the most effective method for your doctor to view your entire colon and look for any areas of concern. However, you should talk to your doctor about what screening option is best for you.

What is a colonoscopy?

Your physician uses a small camera attached to a thin, flexible tube to examine the entire colon. While looking for any signs of cancer, he or she can detect abnormal growths, known as polyps, in the colon or rectum and remove them before they turn cancerous.

Prior to the procedure, you will receive sedatives through an IV. The entire process generally takes 30 to 60 minutes. You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure.

When should I start screening?

Adults without a family history of colorectal cancer should begin screening at age 45. If you are African American or your family has a history of colorectal cancer, ask your doctor when you should begin screening. The national recommendation to get screened is every 10 years unless abnormalities are present or the person is at high risk. Contact your health insurance provider to determine if colonoscopy is a covered service for you.

How do I prepare for my colonoscopy?

You will receive your colonoscopy preparation instructions well before your procedure date.

You may be required to adjust your diet. You will need to consume a prescription laxative drink that will allow you to empty and clean your bowel entirely before the procedure.

Wear loose clothing and stay near the bathroom. Plan ahead so you have the time and privacy you need to complete the preparation process. Ask your physician any questions you have.

How long does recovery take after a colonoscopy?

Typically, the only recovery needed is allowing the sedative to wear off. That normally occurs in less than 24 hours. A vast majority of patients return to work the next day. Avoid driving the day of the procedure.

How do I schedule my colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy at Utica Park Clinic does not require a physician referral. To schedule a colonoscopy or get help determining if you are eligible for a colonoscopy, call 918-248-8899.

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Locations

Hillcrest Medical Center
1120 S. Utica Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74104
Hillcrest Hospital South
8801 S. 101st E. Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital
6901 S. Olympia Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74132
Bailey Medical Center
10502 N. 110th E Ave.
Owasso, OK 74055
Hillcrest Hospital Claremore
1202 N. Muskogee Pl.
Claremore, OK 74017
Hillcrest Hospital Pryor
111 N. Bailey St.
Pryor, OK 74361
Hillcrest Hospital Cushing
1027 E. Cherry St.
Cushing, OK 74023
Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta
2401 W. Main St.
Henryetta, OK 74437

Call 918-248-8899 to schedule today

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