Patients: The CDC has ranked Salt Lake County as COVID Community Level: Medium. Patients and visitors may choose to wear a facemask if you are at high risk for illness. You may bring one visitor age 16 or older to your appointment. No children are allowed at appointments. If you or anyone in direct contact have tested positive for COVID-19 or have fever, flu-like symptoms or respiratory illness, please call us to reschedule your appointment.

Prevention Is Key. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Research shows that colon cancer screening saves lives. Because a colonoscopy allows the gastroenterologist direct visual examination of the inside of the entire colon and the ability to immediately remove precancerous polyps, a colonoscopy is considered the “gold standard” screening method. It is a screening and prevention method in one. In most cases, polyp removal is the only treatment required. However, if cancer is detected, the patient can receive treatment at an early stage when it is most likely to be successful.