4224 North Tampania Ave
Tampa, Florida 33607
14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33613
2020 Town Center Blvd.
Brandon, Florida 33511
27343 Wesley Chapel Blvd
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543
2100 Via Bella Blvd
Land O Lakes, Florida 34639
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542
12500 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, Florida 33618
Preventive and Diagnostic Colonoscopy Testing at Florida Medical Clinic
A colonoscopy is a simple, outpatient procedure that can be used as either a preventive or diagnostic test. Using a small, flexible tube with a camera attached to the end, a gastroenterologist can examine the inside of a patient’s rectum and colon. This procedure takes only a few minutes, and a summary of the results can usually be provided on the same day. (If tissue samples are collected during a colonoscopy, any lab tests may take one to two weeks to process.)
A colonoscopy may be recommended for a variety of purposes, including to:
- Check for pre-cancerous growths (polyps) in the colon or rectum
- Detect ulcers, inflammation, and other common gastrointestinal issues
- Collect tissues samples for lab tests
At Florida Medical Clinic, we offer colonoscopy testing in several convenient locations. Our Department of Gastroenterology is one of the largest and most robust in the area; we perform more than 15,000 GI procedures each year. Our diagnostic lab is COLA (Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation) certified.
No matter what tests or procedures you require, our electronic health record provides digital documentation of the results, seamlessly connecting you to every Florida Medical Clinic provider. Our gastroenterologists, oncologists, primary care providers, and other specialty physicians can review your appointment notes, colonoscopy results, lab work, and treatment recommendations on a single platform of information, without any need for you to have records transferred from one provider to the next.
For more information about our gastroenterology services or to schedule a colonoscopy at Florida Medical Clinic, contact us today. We can often accommodate urgent (same day) appointment requests.
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