Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Colon cancer is one of the most curable types of cancer if diagnosed early. A colonoscopy may detect polyps which are small growths on the lining of the colon. Removal of these polyps during a colonoscopy greatly reduces the likelihood of developing colon cancer in the future. Surveillance after removal of these types of polyps is important.
February is National Wise Health Care Consumer Month! Over-utilization of procedures contributes to the growing costs of health care, and exposes patients to needless risks. Galen Gastroenterology makes recommendations regarding surveillance strategies for colon polyps and Barrett's esophagus in accordance with current guidelines. To read more about how you can "choose wisely" regarding utilization of procedures, check out the attached website link.
2200 East Third Street, Suite 200
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone Number: 423-643-2500
Fax Number: 423-305-7822
Office Hours: Monday-Friday | 8 am - 4:30 pm
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Services Provided At This Office: Adult Medicine, Gastroenterology/Digestive Health, Infusion Therapy Services (Remicade, Cimzia, Entyvio, and Iron)
Procedures Provided At This Office: Pill Cam, Breath Hydrogen Test
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
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