Patients Skip Colon Cancer Screenings Because of Obesity Stigma
People who are overweight or obese may skip life-saving cancer screenings because they fear their doctor’s judgment.
By May 31, 2022, most health insurance plans will fully cover this procedure to evaluate a positive stool-based test for colon cancer. Check with your insurance about your coverage.Learn More
Our gastroenterologists and staff at Chattanooga Endoscopy Center are dedicated to providing quality, affordable care to the community in our quest to lower colon cancer rates and treat an array of digestive diseases, including Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Our board-certified GI doctors specialize in a myriad of GI procedures, including colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and upper endoscopy.
The physicians at Chattanooga Endoscopy Center not only meet but exceed U.S. benchmarks for quality in colonoscopy. Our adenoma detection rate (ADR), the rate at which our GI doctors identify adenomatous colon polyps, surpasses the national benchmark of 25 percent. See Our Scores.
Additionally, our patients value the compassionate care they receive from our GI doctors and say they are likely to recommend our center for GI procedures.
If you are due for a colonoscopy or in need of a GI procedure, don’t put it off any longer. Give us a call today!
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