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111 Brewster Street,
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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What is Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is a procedure that helps to identify problems in the lungs, stomach
and lower digestive tract.

A bronchoscope is used to detect damage to lung tissue, and a gastroscope—a thin, flexible tube with a light and video camera—is used to look at the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, and duodenum (the beginning of the small intestine). Specially trained physicians perform all endoscopic tests.

A colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure that looks at the inside of the colon (large intestine) for signs of disease, such as
polyps, cancer, colitis and diverticulosis.

A screening colonoscopy is done to look for and remove polyps, which could become cancer. Colon cancer is 90% curable if caught early.

The American College of Gastroenterology recommends a screening colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50 for those who are at average risk for colon cancer. You should speak with your doctor about when a screening test is best for you.

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All endoscopic procedures must be scheduled through a physician’s office.

If you need a referral to a primary care physician call our Physician Referral Service at 1-800-MHRI-DOC (1-800-647-4362) 
Have a Question? Call 1-800-647-4362 to speak with our physician referral service

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