Receive a Colonoscopy at UPMC
Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure to examine the lining of the large intestine (colon) for abnormalities (polyps). This procedure may be recommended by your doctor in order to evaluate symptoms you are having, such as bleeding or chronic diarrhea, or for your proactive screening for colorectal cancer.
Preventing Colon Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancerous deaths in the United States. If caught early, colorectal cancer is 90% beatable. All men and women should be screened for colon cancer beginning at age 50, if not earlier. If you have a family history of colon cancer, you should get a colonoscopy before the age of 50.
How Do I Schedule a Screening Colonoscopy?
We offer colonoscopies at the following hospital campuses:
- Williamsport, PA
- Wellsboro, PA
- Muncy, PA
- Lock Haven, PA
UPMC Lock Haven
UPMC's Digestive Disease Center treats gastrointestinal conditions and diseases that can affect the esophagus, liver, stomach, pancreas, small bowel, and colon with some of the most advanced procedures and sedation methods. Our highly knowledgeable team consists of gastroenterologists, surgical oncologists, advanced practice professionals, and certified gastroenterology registered nurses.
Whether you’re coming in for a routine screening, such as a colonoscopy, or specialty procedure, we’re dedicated to doing all we can to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
The experts at UPMC are here to help you find comfort and treatment for a colonoscopy in Williamsport, Muncy, Lock Haven, and Wellsboro, PA and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions pre- or post-procedure, don’t hesitate to contact us.