The most effective way to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer is to get screened for colorectal cancer routinely, beginning at age 45 for those who are considered average risk. Colorectal cancer screening can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Say goodbye to prolonged waiting times typically found at most ambulatory surgical centers and clinics. Enjoy the luxury of being the premier patient, ensuring a swift in-and-out process, leading to a speedy recovery.
A screening colonoscopy is a routine procedure conducted to inspect the inside of the colon and rectum for potential abnormalities, such as polyps or colorectal cancer. At the Prime Institute in Miami, FL, Dr. Michelle Pearlman, a leading board-certified gastroenterologist, performs this essential preventative measure to ensure the digestive health and overall well-being of her patients.
Screening colonoscopies are not just about detecting cancer; they’re a proactive measure in cancer prevention. By identifying and removing polyps during the procedure, the risk of them turning cancerous is significantly reduced. Dr. Pearlman advocates for regular screenings, especially for individuals over 45 or those with a family history of colorectal conditions.
Dr. Pearlman’s comprehensive initial consultation is 1-hour. Dr. Pearlman offers both in-person and telemedicine visits for your convenience. During this initial visit, Dr. Pearlman will learn about your medical history and whether you are a candidate for a colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. If you decide you would like to schedule your screening colonoscopy procedure, you will be given a prescription for the bowel preparation and instructions on how to perform the bowel preparation.
Early diagnosis of colorectal issues greatly improves treatment outcomes. The Prime Institute is committed to offering top-tier care and the latest in diagnostic technology to serve the Miami-Dade community.
EXCLUSIVE SCREENING COLONOSCOPY
Elevate your healthcare by being proactive. Starting at age 45 for individuals at average risk, routine colorectal cancer screenings are crucial. Our private screening colonoscopy not only detects but also removes precancerous polyps before they have to chance to evolve into cancer.
The general recommendation is for individuals to begin screenings at age 45. However, those with a family history or other risk factors may need to start earlier. Speak with Dr. Pearlman to determine the right time for your first screening.
While there’s no upper age limit for colon cancer screening, most United States medical organizations agree that the benefits of screening decline after age 75 for most people. Additionally, there’s little evidence to support continuing screening after age 85.
During the procedure itself, you will be administered anesthesia so you are resting comfortably throughout.
Dr. Michelle Pearlman is a board-certified gastroenterologist and obesity medicine specialist. As a board-certified gastroenterologist, she understands the importance of gut health and colorectal cancer prevention using a nutrition-based approach to reduce the risk of many cancers as well as offering colonoscopies to detect and remove precancerous polyps.