Colonoscopy

A simple procedure that saves lives.

Adults over the age of 50 are recommended to receive routine colonoscopy screenings at least once every ten years. For those with a family history of colon cancer, your primary care provider will likely recommend a colonoscopy sooner and more regularly. This simple, outpatient procedure can serve as either a preventive or diagnostic test.

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

Using a small, flexible tube with a camera attached to the end, we’re able to examine the inside of the 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, lab tests typically take up to two weeks to process.

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. In fact, we perform thousands of GI procedures each year. Our diagnostic lab is COLA (Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation) certified.

After having a colonoscopy, our electronic health records system will provide digital documentation of the results, and all of your Florida Medical Clinic providers will be able to access this information at the touch of a button. This eliminates the 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.

Proudly Serving: Brandon, Carrollwood, Central Tampa, Land O’ Lakes, North Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Wiregrass, and Zephyrhills.

Brandon - 2020 Town Center Blvd Brandon, Florida 33511
Carrollwood - 12500 North Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, Florida 33618
Central Tampa - 4224 North Tampania Ave Tampa, Florida 33607

Central Tampa

4224 N Tampania Ave
Tampa, Florida 33607


Central Tampa

4224 N Tampania Ave
Tampa, Florida 33607

Colonoscopy Care Team at this location:
Land O’ Lakes - 2100 Via Bella Blvd Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639
Wesley Chapel - 27343 Wesley Chapel Blvd Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

Wesley Chapel

27343 Wesley Chapel Blvd
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544


Wesley Chapel

27343 Wesley Chapel Blvd
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

Colonoscopy Care Team at this location: