It’s TIME for a COLONOSCOPY!
It’s TIME for a COLONOSCOPY
Born before JANUARY 1975? Grow up with Speak and Spell, Lite Brite, and spend hours playing the
waterful ring toss game? Cabbage Patch Dolls and Garbage Pail Kids? Then it IS probably TIME
FOR A COLONOSCOPY!!
We jest about the pop cultural references, but we are serious about caring for your GUT HEALTH! Is
Come check out Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Health, a new style of gastroenterology practice
and endoscopy center located in Northbrook. Our team includes a gastroenterologist, nurse
practitioner, dietitian, and behavioral coach/counselor. Our team approach is ideal for:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Weight management
- Endoscopies and colonoscopies in a brand new beautiful and state of the art endoscopy suite.
Convenient early morning and Saturday appointment times, a deluxe “spa-like” comfortable
environment, and the highest quality technology and techniques, aim to make the process as
pleasant, effortless, and efficient as possible, while simultaneously maintaining the highest quality
and safety standards.
Check out the website for more details compgihealth.com!
For today, a friendly reminder about the importance of colon cancer screening. FACT: Colorectal
cancer is the MOST PREVENTABLE but LEAST PREVENTED cancer. We would be happy to help
get you up to date with the latest colon cancer screening recommendations. Did you know that the
American Cancer Society is recommending that ALL individuals begin screening at age 45??
“The prep is the hardest part!” We hear this every day as a reason why someone is hesitant to have
a colonoscopy. The dreaded preparation is one of the frustrating barriers that prevents about half of
Americans from getting the necessary screening for colon cancer. This is so disheartening because
adhering to screening recommendations can reduce your risk of the third most common cause of
cancer deaths by 75-90%!
At Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Health we are doing everything we can to make the process as
easy as possible by embracing all of the latest research:
- YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST THE DAY BEFORE THE PROCEDURE – studies have shown that
a low fiber breakfast, for example eggs, ham, and a white bagel, not only does not harm the quality
of your colon cleansing, but it may actually improve cleansing quality by enhancing colon motility.
- SMALLER VOLUME PREPARATION SOLUTIONS – in the old days, our only choice was 128
ounces (that is 4 liters!) or a salty detergent tasting solution called Golytely. Two newer preparations
on the market, Prepopik and Clenpiq, are only 10-11 ounces! Now you still need to hydrate yourself
aggressively, but with the clear liquids of your choosing.
- CHANGING UP THE FLAVOR OF THE PREPARATION SOLUTION – it is standard of care for
you to drink two separate rounds of the prep solution, one the evening before the test and the
second just a few hours before. Many patients will say that they can’t even stand the smell of that
second round of prep drink. Plenvu, the newest colonoscopy preparation solution, has tried to solve
this problem by making two different flavors, mango and fruit punch. Patients have had much better
success tolerating that late night round when it is a different flavor.
- VARIETY OF CHOICES – at Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Health, we know that one size
definitely does not fit all. We offer FIVE different preparation options and would be more than happy
to review with each individual what might be the best fit for them.
- ABUNDANT TIPS AND HINTS FOR A SMOOTH PROCESS – when it comes to your
colonoscopy preparation, there is no such thing as over-information. In the office, a nurse will review
the preparation information with a Power Point visual presentation and demonstrate with samples of
the medication. Our detailed nine-page information packet about the preparation is emailed to you
and reviews all the tricks you can employ to make the process as easy and efficient as possible. In
the week before the test, frequent emails are sent to remind you about the supplies to pick up, diet
adjustments to make, and other hints for comfort and success.
Check out the link to tour our new space and for more details about having a procedure at
Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Health: https://compgihealth.com/services/
Call 224.407.4400 or email email@example.com for a procedure or consultation appointment
now (evening and Saturday hours are available!).