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Bergen County Colon Cancer

Colon cancer in Bergen County

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.

420 Grand Ave
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 569-7044

140 Sylvan Avenue, Suite 101A/101B
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
(201) 945-65

Englewood Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy doctor in Englewood

Englewood colonoscopy

Englewood colonoscopy

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.

420 Grand Ave
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 569-7044

140 Sylvan Avenue, Suite 101A/101B
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
(201) 945-65