If you are due to have a colonoscopy for preventive care, we hope you will have your procedure done by one of our expert physicians at The Gastroenterology Group of Northern NJ. When you need to have a colonoscopy in Englewood NJ, for either preventive or diagnostic reasons, we know that you can depend upon the expert gastroenterology services of our highly respected doctors, just one of whom is Dr. Richard K. Chessler.
When a patient has a colonoscopy in Englewood NJ, they are having a diagnostic procedure during which the doctor can visually examine the inside of the colon. This procedure is done so that the doctor can find and closely inspect any possible irregularities that may be present in the call. During the colonoscopy, a tiny tube is inserted into the colon. The tube has a camera on one end and the images can be viewed on a display monitor in the operating room. Colonoscopies can be used purely as a preventive tool. However, a colonoscopy is also used to investigate symptoms such as abdominal pain or blood in the stool. Usually they are performed on a periodic basis for colorectal cancer screenings once patients reach age 50. Our doctor will let you know exactly how to prepare for the colonoscopy, as it is important that the colon is completely clean so that our colonoscopy test will have clear results. While our patient is having the colonoscopy, they will have a short acting anesthetic applied through an IV. This medicine will make them relaxed and sleepy, and they will not be aware that the procedure is being performed. All of your vital signs will be monitored during the procedure. The entire procedure will take about 15 or 20 minutes. Biopsies can be performed and polyps can be removed during the procedure, as well.
For an appointment to receive a colonoscopy in Englewood NJ, contact us today.
At The Gastroenterology Group of Northern NJ, our practice has been providing high quality care to the community for over 50 years. This includes treatment of common disorders such as acid reflux and Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as screening for colon cancer and polyp detection. We also offer expertise in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, hepatitis, pancreatic and gallbladder diseases. For many of these conditions, diagnosis and treatment all begins with an Englewood colonoscopy.
A colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows our doctors to visually examine the inside of the colon for closer inspection of irregularities, and is typically performed to investigate the symptoms of abdominal pain or blood in the stool. They are also performed regularly for colorectal cancer screening, generally beginning at age 50. This procedure is accomplished by inserting a tube with a camera on the end into the anus and through the large intestine, or colon. It reaches all the way to the tip of the colon and examines the lining as it passes in and out. The images from the camera are viewed on a display monitor in high definition. The procedure takes about 15-20 minutes on average. Biopsies and removal of polyps are all performed during the procedure, if necessary. After the Englewood colonoscopy, patients will be kept under observation for about an hour, until the medication wears off. Reflexes and judgment may be impaired for the rest of the day, so we advise against driving and doing any strenuous activities that day. Some cramping or bloating may be experienced, but should be relieved quickly. Eating and other normal activities can resume immediately.
If you would like to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of various gastrointestinal conditions, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns about Englewood colonoscopy, or would like to make an appointment with our gastroenterologist, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly.
The Gastroenterology Group of Northern NJ
Safety, Quality, Experience
The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey represents the premier gastroenterology practice in the region. Our physicians have come together with a goal of providing excellence in clinical care in a safe and compassionate environment.
We provide care in all aspects of gastrointestinal diseases. This includes treatment of common disorders such as acid reflux and Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as screening for colon cancer and polyp detection. We also offer expertise in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, hepatitis, pancreatic and gallbladder diseases. In addition, we have specific knowledge in the use of biologic and immune modulating therapies for some of these conditions. Many of the physicians have specialized training in advanced endoscopic procedures including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound and video capsule endoscopy.
We are proud to be part of a new state of the art endoscopy center in Englewood Cliffs in partnership with Englewood Hospital and Physician’s Endoscopy. Board certified anesthesiologists and nurses are on site to make the experience comfortable and safe.
Our gastroenterology practice has been providing high quality care to the community for over 50 years. Our eleven physicians are fellowship trained and board certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine and are frequently listed among the Top Doctors in the New York Metro area as reported in many publications including 201 Magazine, Castle Connolly, New York Magazine and New Jersey Monthly. All of our physicians are also members of the Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital and are skilled in bloodless procedures and in the medical management of patients who do not accept blood products.
Our team provides excellent care in three conveniently located, state-of-the-art offices in Englewood, Englewood Cliffs and Cliffside Park. We participate with most insurance plans and offer evening hours for patient convenience. Many of our doctors and staff are fluent in Spanish, Italian and Russian.
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about any of the procedures or services that we offer. You may contact us by calling our office