is a procedure that allows your Palouse Surgeons to look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon) using a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope.  A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding.

One in every 20 Americans will develop colon cancer and colonoscopies are the most effective means of prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  No other colon cancer screening is better.

Most colon cancer develops from polyps – fleshy tumors that have the potential to become cancerous if allowed to grow.  Our suregons can remove polyps during a colonoscopy so that they never become cancerous.

Colonoscopies can diagnose:

  • Colitis – a chronic inflammation of the colon.  If your doctor finds this inflammation you can begin receiving treatment immediately.
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis – pockets in the intestinal wall that can become infected  and cause pain and discomfort.  Your doctor can assess the condition and recommend a course of treatment.
  • Bleeding lesions or help to determine whether symptoms like abdominal pain, anemia, weight loss and others are related to colon disease.

Schedule your colonoscopy screening today!