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Advances in Colonoscopy

March 2, 2015


A colonoscopy is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colorectal cancer or finding it early, when it’s easier to treat. Drexel gastroenterologist Neilanjan Nandi, MD, explains why regular screening is so important.


Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the world, yet one of the most preventable, simply by performing a colonoscopy. There’s a big stigma associated with colonoscopy, unfortunately, and some of it is cultural, some of it is machismo, if you will, but colonoscopy preparation, colonoscopy methods have come a long way since your grandfather’s colonoscopy. The cameras that we use to conduct our colonoscopies are actually state-of-the-art high definition scopes. These are able to detect smaller, more finer lesions than we’ve ever been able to detect before, so we have that advantage here at Drexel to be able to detect pre-cancerous lesions earlier and remove them better than we ever could.

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

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