We understand how unpleasant a colonoscopy and the requisite preparation are. But it is the best, most conclusive way to screen and detect colon cancer. If you are looking for Bergen County colon cancer testing and treatment, come to the Gastroenterology Group of Northern NJ. 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.
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for the number of new colorectal cancer cases in 2018 will be nearly 100,000. The death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping in both men and women for several decades. There are a number of likely reasons for this. One is that colorectal polyps are now being found more often by screening and removed before they can develop into cancers or are being found earlier when the disease is easier to treat. In addition, treatment for colorectal cancer has improved over the last few decades. As a result, there are now more than 1 million survivors of colorectal cancer in the United States. To get an accurate diagnosis for Bergen County colon cancer, you will need a colonoscopy.
A colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows our Bergen County colon cancer doctors to visually examine the inside of the colon for closer inspection of irregularities. This is accomplished by inserting a tube with a camera on the end into the anus and through the large intestine, or colon. The images from the camera are viewed on a display monitor in high definition. Early detection is your best defense in fighting colon cancer. Call for an appointment today to get a colonoscopy and a clean bill of health.