Colonoscopy

Having a colonoscopy is the best way to protect yourself against colorectal cancer.

Schedule your private-room colonoscopy at Woman’s today.

Choose from one of our doctors or email us for more information.

It’s a delicate topic many people don’t like to discuss. But colorectal cancer is very much a health issue and women and men can schedule this procedure at Woman’s.

No other facility in Baton Rouge offers you the safety, comfort and privacy you’ll find at Woman’s with a private room before and after your procedure.

Why You Need a Colonoscopy

  • When found early, colorectal cancer is easily treated and often cured.
  • Colonoscopies can find and remove polyps before they turn into cancer.
  • Having a colonoscopy every 10 years reduces the risk of colon cancer by 60%.

Schedule with a Doctor

To ensure your private-room, ask your doctor to have the procedure at Woman’s.

Learn about our team and call one of them directly to make an appointment. 

Women who chose Woman’s for their colonoscopy.

When to Get a Colonoscopy

The American Cancer Society recommends women have a screening colonoscopy starting at age 50, then at least every 10 years.

Screen Sooner, More Often with Family History

If your parent or sibling was diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer before age 60—or if you have two first-degree relatives diagnosed at any age—you should be screened sooner and more often. Women with a strong family history should schedule a colonoscopy at age 40, or 10 years before the age your youngest relative was diagnosed, whichever is younger.

Screen Frequently if You Have a Bowel Disease

Women who have inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease may need to be screened every one to two years beginning about eight years after diagnosis.

What to Expect

Although many women don’t like to talk about colonoscopies, you should know they are usually painless. And at Woman’s, you’ll have the comfort of your own private room before and after your screening

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