Gastrointestinal services in Orem, Utah

The full-service medical team at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Utah County includes board-certified gastroenterologists. A gastroenterologist is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats conditions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Our team is committed to treating your GI problems through thorough evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. We also provide screening services for colorectal cancer through colonoscopies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only half of adults in their early 50s have begun colorectal cancer screenings. We are here to provide better access to colorectal cancer screenings to increase early detection.

For more information about Timpanogos Regional Hospital's gastroenterology services, call us at (801) 714-6000.

Colon and rectal cancer screening

The CDC recommends adults between 50 years old and 75 years old receive screenings for colorectal cancer. There are several options to screen for this type of cancer, including stool tests, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.

During your annual physical, talk to your primary care physician about your risk for colorectal cancer and screening options. Beginning at 50 years old, most patients receive a screening procedure every five to 10 years. This may vary depending on individual risk factors, such as family history.

Colonoscopy procedure

A colonoscopy is used to examine the rectum and entirety of the colon. The doctor uses a thin, flexible tube to maneuver through the colon and identify any polyps or abnormalities. Often, the doctor can remove polyps at the time of the colonoscopy, so a further procedure is not needed.

Schedule a colonoscopy

We require a physician referral for a colonoscopy. Once we have received your physician order, we can schedule your colonoscopy. Your physician can fax an order to us at (801) 714-6315.

In most cases, we can schedule patients within just a few days. To schedule your colonoscopy, please call (801) 714-6011.

If you are 50 years old or older, your insurance provider should cover the cost of a screening colonoscopy. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, you should begin screening at a younger age. Your doctor will help you determine the best screening schedule to maintain your colon and rectal health.

Gastroenterology at MountainStar Healthcare

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine relating to the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenterologists focus on the treatment of diseases of the digestive system, this includes a range of organs starting at the mouth and ending at the rectum.

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