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Dr. Brian Viviano: Don’t let anxiety prevent you from getting a colonoscopy

Dr. Brian Viviano: Don’t let anxiety prevent you from getting a colonoscopy

This article was originally published online at GoErie.com on Feb. 26, 2023. Everyone’s first colonoscopy can create some anxiety. Gastroenterologists recognize that. We try to adapt our process to make it as smooth as possible and provide resources to help alleviate any fears. Know that complications are extremely rare. Fewer than 1% of procedures have any complication and the death rate of colonoscopies is extremely low because we take all the necessary precautions. If your...Read More »

One day of inconvenience for a lifetime of wellness: What to expect with a colonoscopy

One day of inconvenience for a lifetime of wellness: What to expect with a colonoscopy

Visit your primary care physician at least annually. If you’re 45 or older, your primary care physician should recommend that you get a colonoscopy. William H. Wismer, D.O., a board-certified gastroenterologist at Plaza 38 Gastroenterology and Corry Memorial Hospital Rural Health Clinic, outlines the steps below for what to expect with a colonoscopy. The process: Getting a colonoscopy The Consultation Get a referral from your primary care physician for a colonoscopy. Next, visit your gastroenterologist...Read More »

Prevent colon cancer: Why and when you should get a colonoscopy

Prevent colon cancer: Why and when you should get a colonoscopy

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Its incidence is actually on the rise in developing nations. By the time there are symptoms associated with colon cancer, it is most likely to be untreatable, and certainly incurable. Brian V. Viviano, D.O., a board-certified gastroenterologist at Plaza 38 Gastroenterology and Corry Memorial Hospital Rural Health Clinic, encourages you to get screened for colon cancer. It is one cancer you can actually prevent....Read More »

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