Colonoscopy / Endoscopy
Meet Don Dickman, MD
Dr. Donald Dickman is a full-time Provider at our Parker Office,
but he is preforming Colonoscopies every Tuesday at the Snow Mesa Location.
Miramont Wellness Center recommends Colonoscopies for all patients over the age of 40.
Talk to your provider today to learn more or schedule an appointment by calling (970)-225-5000
What is a Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy (koe-lun-OS-kuh-pee) is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum.
Why should I get a Colonoscopy?
- Investigate intestinal signs and symptoms. A colonoscopy can help your doctor explore possible causes of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, and other intestinal problems.
- Screen for colon cancer. If you’re age 50 or older and at average risk of colon cancer — you have no colon cancer risk factors other than age — your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years or sometimes sooner to screen for colon cancer.
- Look for more polyps. If you have had polyps before, your doctor may recommend a follow-up colonoscopy to look for and remove any additional polyps. This is done to reduce your risk of colon cancer.