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 topic many people don’t like to discuss, but colorectal cancer is very much a health issue. Both women and men can schedule a colonoscopy at Woman’s and enjoy the safety, comfort and privacy - that you’ll only 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.
  • If you have a family history of colon cancer you may need to be screened before the age of 45.

Schedule at Woman’s

Below is a list of local physicians who choose to come to Woman’s to perform colonoscopies. When scheduling, ask to have the procedure at Woman’s Hospital.

Colorectal surgeons with Baton Rouge Colon Rectal Associates:

General surgeons with Woman’s Surgical Specialty Group:

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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