The American College of Surgeons and American Cancer Society both recommend colorectal cancer screening for all adults age 45 and older. Those with a family history of colorectal cancer should begin their screening at age 40 or sooner. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States and is highly preventable with timely screening.




Colonoscopy is more precise than x-ray for the diagnosis of many colorectal problems, including the detection and removal of pre-cancerous polyp growths within the lining of the colon. During a colonoscopy procedure, a long and thin flexible tube with a small camera inside is carefully inserted into the rectum and manipulated through the colon. Small and medium sized polyps and growths can be safely removed with the scope and may avoid the need for invasive surgery.


An EGD (esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy) is similar to a colonoscopy procedure but is used to detect upper digestive problems of the esophagus and stomach (e.g. stomach ulcers, gastric acid reflux with long term heartburn, and hiatal hernias of the stomach). A long, flexible tube is carefully inserted into the throat, esophagus, and stomach to investigate for problems or signs of disease.


Our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible during your procedure. With moderate sedation through an IV, you will feel drowsy and may sleep throughout the procedure but will easily awaken when spoken to or touched. You may or may not remember being in the procedure room.


Davidson Surgical Associates Endoscopy Suite is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

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1219 Lexington Ave Suite A
Thomasville, NC  27360-2870

Phone: (336) 475-7148 


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