Colonoscopy: Minimally Invasive
Screening For Your Peace of Mind

colonoscopyImageColon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women. While common in adults over 50, colon cancer is slow growing and very preventable when detected early. And that’s a great reason to have a colonoscopy.

A colonoscopy is the most effective test for the detection and prevention of colorectal cancer. Colon cancer is slow growing and very preventable when detected early.  Colorectal cancer starts off as a small growth, or “polyp.” Over many years, these polyps can turn into cancer. Cancer Care Ontario recommends that asymptomatic individuals without any family history be screened starting at age 50. By removing any precancerous polyps found during your colonoscopy, we can reduce the risk of you ever developing colon cancer by 90%.

Timely appointments for rapid results

No patient should have to wait months to be screened, whether for a routine screening or diagnosis for unexplained symptoms. Canadian Place Endoscopy strives to schedule all our appointments within two weeks. Our dedicated and courteous staff works hard to keep our procedures running on time so patients can be in and out of our clinic in two hours. Procedure reports are faxed within 24 hours of the appointment.

The most advanced technology available

At Canadian Place Endoscopy, we use the latest endoscope technology to diagnose disease in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.

Our high-definition endoscopes, used with Narrow Band Imaging™, provide us with sharper images and better contrast, helping us observe lesions in the colon more clearly. The technology also can shorten procedure time, which our patients especially appreciate.

A comfortable experience

With on-staff physicians dedicated only to providing sedation, we are able to use the sedative Propofol to give you the most comfortable and relaxed experience possible. You’ll fall asleep quickly and wake up refreshed, with none of the grogginess or nausea associated with other anesthesia often used in hospitals.

For maximum safety, we conduct a pre-procedural medicine risk assessment clinic to ensure you will tolerate the sedation.

Follow-up clinic provides results in person

In order to provide more personal service, Dr. Rai conducts a weekly clinic, reviewing results and answering any questions or concerns you may have. It’s one more way we can offer the high level of care you deserve.

For more information about our Colonoscopy Program, please call 416.626.2100 for a consultation.