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What does the doctor do during a colonoscopy and what is he looking for?
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Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Purpose: colonoscopy
The premiere purpose is to prevent colon cancer.
Almost all colon cancer starts with a benign growth, a polyp, which takes ten years to become cancer. Removing polyps during test eliminates risk for cancer! can also look for other diseases (colitis, diverticulitis).

In brief: Purpose: colonoscopy
The premiere purpose is to prevent colon cancer.
Almost all colon cancer starts with a benign growth, a polyp, which takes ten years to become cancer. Removing polyps during test eliminates risk for cancer! can also look for other diseases (colitis, diverticulitis).
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Examines the lining
He looks for polyps, inflammation, extrinsic masses, abnormal blood vessels with a flexible instrument.

In brief: Examines the lining
He looks for polyps, inflammation, extrinsic masses, abnormal blood vessels with a flexible instrument.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Enrique Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Check your colon
A fiberoptic camera is inserted through your rectum, and doctor would be looking for any abnormalities, including polyps, ulcers, inflammation, etc.

In brief: Check your colon
A fiberoptic camera is inserted through your rectum, and doctor would be looking for any abnormalities, including polyps, ulcers, inflammation, etc.
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Dr. Enrique Molina
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