Colonoscopy Screening

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Health Care Providers

Frederick G. Shedd, M.D.

Frederick G. Shedd, M.D.

Michael J. Dorenbusch, M.D.

Michael J. Dorenbusch, M.D.

David M. Thompson, M.D.

David M. Thompson, M.D.

David J. Lee, M.D.

David J. Lee, M.D.

Justin J. Burdick, M.D.

Justin J. Burdick, M.D.

Anita Norris, N.P.

Anita Norris, N.P.

Led by Dr. Michael Dorenbusch and supported by Nurse Practitioner Anita Norris, all the highly-qualified surgeons at SIS perform colonoscopies. SIS is committed to scheduling patients for colonoscopy screenings quickly while upholding the highest levels of care. By using an experienced nurse practitioner to support our surgeons, we can often see patients within 48 hours.

Colorectal Cancer — A Leading Killer
Colorectal cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths aside from lung cancer. It accounts for 10% of all cancer deaths — more than breast cancer and melanoma deaths combined.

While other types of cancers such as skin and breast make more headlines, colon cancer is rarely discussed in the media despite being far deadlier. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 136,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2014, and an estimated 50,000 people will die of the disease.

Endoscopy Center
Count on the team of SIS physicians and Columbus Regional Health’s Endoscopy Center for all your GI needs.

With innovative testing and treatment, our dedicated staff of top gastrointestinal (GI) experts as well as convenient parking and registration, the Endoscopy Center provides the highest quality care for your digestive health and GI needs.

To schedule an appointment, call Southern Indiana Surgery at (812) 372-2245.

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The Importance of Screenings
When colorectal cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is more than 90%. Unfortunately, only 40% of colorectal cancers are detected at this stage. This is why early detection through screening is so important.

Who Should be Screened?
The American Cancer Society urges all men and women to undergo colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 50.

Screening options include:

  • Fecal occult blood testing each year, or
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years plus yearly fecal occult blood testing, or
  • Colonoscopy (if a colonoscopy is performed, a repeat colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years).