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Colonoscopy Screenings
Now Available On Saturdays

Our new primary screening colonoscopies on Saturdays make this potentially lifesaving procedure more convenient for busy patients like you.

Colon cancer affects thousands of lives each year…

Colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with an estimated lifetime risk of developing cancer at 5%.1 The American Cancer Society has estimated that approximately 50,300 individuals succumbed to this illness in 2014.2

It doesn’t have to be that way…

Studies have shown that colon cancer screening has made a signifcant decrease in colon cancer incidence and mortality.3 The American College of Gastroenterology recommends that colon cancer screening for average-risk individuals begins at age 45 for African-Americans and at age 50 for all others. 4 While much progress has been made in colon cancer screening and prevention in the recent past, still 35% of the at-risk population is not up-to-date with the advised screening recommendations.5

Our expert care…

Our Endoscopy Center (SFGIE), located at 360 Bloomfeld Avenue in Windsor, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. Patients receive sedation under the direction of Woodland Anesthesiology Group to ensure a painless examination. SFGIE is the only ambulatory endoscopy center in central Connecticut that uses carbon dioxide for insufflation during colonoscopy, shown to result in significantly more comfortable recovery following procedure.6

The quality measures for our center are well above the recommendations suggested by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, ASGE.7
  1. SEER Stat Fact Sheet: colon and rectum. National Cancer Institute. Available at: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/colorect.html
  2. Siegel R, Ma J, Zou Z, Jemal A. Cancer Statistics, Cancer J Clin. 2014: 64(1):9
  3. Edwards BK, Ward E, Kohlder BA, et. Al. “Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer.1975-2006, featuring colorectal cancer, impact of interventions (risk factors, screening, and treatment) to reduce future rates.” Cancer. 2010:116(3):544
  4. Rex DK, Johnson DA, Anderson JC. “American College of Gastroenterology guidelines for colon cancer screening.” American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2009:104:739
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Vital signs: colorectal screening test use – United States, 2012.” MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013:62 (44):881
  6. Wu J, Hu B, “The role of carbon dioxide insufflation in colonoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Endoscopy, 2012:44:128
  7. Rex DK, Baron TH, Chak A, et al. “Quality indicators for colonoscopy.” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2006 Apr: 63(4 Suppl): S 16-28
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Nothing found at this website should be construed as medical advice or treatment recommendations by SFGIE. This information is not a substitute for consultation for any symptoms you may have. Note that you should consult your gastroenterologist, colorectal surgeon or family physician for medical advice.
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