A colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your rectum and colon with a thin flexible tube called a colonoscope. A small video camera is attached to the colonoscope that allows your physician to take pictures or video of the large intestine (colon).
A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding. During a colonoscopy, tissue samples can be collected (biopsy) and abnormal growths can be taken out.
Most people are referred for a colonoscopy by their physicians as part of their general screening regimes. However, healthy individuals can schedule their colonoscopy directly without having a preliminary appointment.
If you meet any of the criteria below, please check with your physician to review your health before scheduling your colonoscopy:
UPMC Outpatient Center
1251 E. Main St., Suite 3
Annville, PA 17003
Main Number and Direct Access Colonoscopy: 717-761-4141
UPMC Surgery Center
31 Sprint Dr.
Carlisle, PA 17015
UPMC Grandview Surgical Associates
225 Grandview Ave., Suite 303
Camp Hill, PA 17011
UPMC Pinnacle Colon and Rectal Surgery
3907 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Main Number and Direct Access Colonoscopy: 717-232-4567
Leader Surgical Associates-UPMC
1703 Innovation Dr.
York, PA 17408
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