A colonoscopy is an exam of your colon, or large intestine. This test helps doctors find ulcers, polyps, tumors, and inflammation or bleeding in your large intestine.
Most importantly, a colonoscopy can identify signs of colon cancer, the second-largest cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. A colonoscopy can detect colon cancer at an early stage, when it is easiest to treat.
Vanderbilt performs more colonoscopies than any other medical center in the region. Our gastroenterology team will make your colon screening as easy to schedule and comfortable as possible.