Dr. Shahzad specializes in providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of Gastrointestinal and Liver disorders. These disorders may be uncomfortable and unpleasant to discuss however they are often successfully treatable. The key is early diagnosis and treatment.
We offer outpatient, minimally invasive digestive procedures such as upper endoscopy and colonoscopy to diagnose and treat digestive problems as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Dr. Atif Shahzad can help you with all of the digestive and liver diseases and procedures including:
Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer. The colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. If everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. So if you are 50 or older, start getting screened now.
Both men and women can get it.
What is a Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is the gold standard for detection and prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC).
A colonoscopy is a routine, generally safe, and relatively painless procedure that allows healthcare providers to see the lining of the colon. There’s a little dread surrounding a colonoscopy, but it could save your life. A colonoscopy is the gold standard for detection and prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC).
Colon Prep Instructions
To ensure a successful exam, please follow all instructions carefully.
This information will help you prepare for your colonoscopy. Your doctor will use a flexible tube called a colonoscope to see the inside of your colon on a video monitor. During the procedure, your doctor can remove a small sample of tissue (biopsy) for testing, remove a polyp (growth of tissue), and take photos of the inside of your colon.