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A Convenient Procedure to

Screen and Prevent Cancer

Furthermore, it lessens painful reactions and complications, shortens hospital stays, and speeds up recovery.

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Cologuard vs Colonoscopy

In this video, I discuss how Cologuard is a pre-screening colon cancer test. It counts as your cancer screening test for most insurances, so, if your test is positive (30% chance it will be) then you need a diagnostic colonoscopy to find the potential polyp or tumor. Consult with your insurance company regarding costs. It may be more cost effective to you to have a screening colonoscopy. 

Colonoscopy bowel prep and procedure information

Bowel Prep for colonoscopy

The worst part of a colonoscopy is the bowel prep. In this video I explain the process of a bowel prep.

Colonscopy procedure details

In this video I explain the nature of a colonscopy, how to prepare for it, the risks, and the benefits.

Colorectal Colonoscopy for Cancer Screening and Prevention 

I also offer colorectal colonoscopy here at Anna Toker, MD in Mansfield, Texas. This procedure screens for cancer at an early stage and prevents it from spreading further. Watch the above videos for details on the preparation- but if you want the abbreviated version:

Step 1) day before surgery you may eat a small breakfast, then start a clear liquid diet at 9 AM. You will stay on this clear liquid diet until 4 hours prior to your procedure (please discuss your routine medications with Dr. Toker in regards to how to take those)

Step 2) the day before the procedure you will drink your prep with the first dose at 3 PM and the second dose at 7 PM (this is different than what the published instructions on the box tell you to do)

Step 3) nothing by mouth for 4 hours before the procedure

Step 4) come to facility 2 hours early and someone will have to drive you home

Step 5) after the procedure you may resume a normal diet but can not operate machinery or drive for 24 hours

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