Central Ohio General Surgeons
Central
Ohio
General
Surgeons
Formerly Lancaster Surgical Associates
Central Ohio General Surgeons perform outpatient procedure. Which your large bowel (colon and rectum) is examined.
PROCEDURES: COLONOSCOPY
The procedure to diagnose and treat, when possible, certain diseases of the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which includes the
rectum and colon.

A colonoscopy may be used to screen for colon cancer and evaluate many problems, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia (low red blood cells)
  • Blood in the stool
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Unexplained weight loss

Colonoscopy is often used to treat certain conditions:

  • Bleeding from diverticula or other lesions can be treated by injecting medicine around them or by applying heat to cauterize
    -- or seal -- them.
  • Polyps, some of which may be cancerous, can be removed using a lasso-like device through the colonoscope.
  • Narrowed areas or strictures can often be dilated using a balloon.

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Central Ohio General Surgeons
Main Office Location:
Riverview Medical Center
2405 North Columbus Street, Suite 250
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-654-6213
T: 800-819-3100
F: 740-654-3346