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Colonoscopy

Receive a Colonoscopy at UPMC

Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure to examine the lining of the large intestine (colon) for abnormalities (polyps). This procedure may be recommended by your doctor in order to evaluate symptoms you are having, such as bleeding or chronic diarrhea, or for your proactive screening for colorectal cancer. 

Preventing Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancerous deaths in the United States. If caught early, colorectal cancer is 90% beatable. All men and women should be screened for colon cancer beginning at age 50, if not earlier. If you have a family history of colon cancer, you should get a colonoscopy before the age of 50. 

How Do I Schedule a Screening Colonoscopy?

UPMC's Digestive Disease Center treats gastrointestinal conditions and diseases that can affect the esophagus, liver, stomach, pancreas, small bowel, and colon with some of the most advanced procedures and sedation methods. Our highly knowledgeable team consists of gastroenterologists, surgical oncologists, advanced practice professionals, and certified gastroenterology registered nurses.

Whether you’re coming in for a routine screening, such as a colonoscopy, or specialty procedure, we’re dedicated to doing all we can to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We offer colonoscopies at the following hospital campuses. 

Locations

Lock Haven

UPMC Lock Haven
24 Cree Dr. 
Lock Haven, PA 17745

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Muncy

UPMC Muncy
215 E. Water St.
Muncy, PA 17756

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Wellsboro

UPMC Wellsboro
32 Central Ave.
Wellsboro, PA 16901

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Williamsport

UPMC Williamsport
700 High St.
Williamsport, PA 17701

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