Upcoming Saturday Colonoscopy Appointments – 2021

In an ongoing effort to ensure patients are able to schedule a colonoscopy screening appointment that works with their schedule, CRS is pleased to announce our upcoming Saturday colonoscopy dates.

  • April 17, 2021, Dr. Vorenberg in our Hanover Endocsopy Suite
  • May 8, 2021, Dr. Coury in our Hanover Endoscopy Suite
  • May 22, 2021, Dr. Gentry in our Stony Point Endoscopy Suite
  • June 26, 2021, Dr. Miller in our Stony Point Endoscopy Suite

These appointments take place in our comfortable endoscopy suites, which are owned and operated by our physicians.  These suites offer more privacy, comfort, and convenience than appointments in a hospital setting.

Both suites offer easy and convenient parking, shorter wait and surgery times, fewer hassles, and easier check-in and registration.

The atmosphere in our surgery suites is quieter, friendly and compassionate so it is much easier to get comfortable.  And if you want your doctor, they are right down the hall if not 20 feet away.

Click to request your appointment or give us a call at (804) 249-2465.

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Dr. Vorenberg and Dr. Gentry Podcast with HCB2 Founder Mindy Conklin

Dr. Andrew J. Vorenberg and Dr. Cary L. Gentry recently joined the HCB2 Fight Right podcast.

In the 30-minute conversation, they discussed what colorectal (colon and rectal) cancer screening is, and explained the various screening options available.

They also answer common questions including:

  • If you have a family history of polyps, should screening begin earlier?
  • Has the age for routine screening been lowered to age 45?
  • What type of patient is eligible for a noninvasive, in-home screening option?

You can listen to the full podcast below or head over to the HCB2 website to listen to this podcast and many others on important topics to keep you informed and healthy.

Colonoscopy Prep Guide

The key to preparing for your colonoscopy with as much grace – and as little discomfort – as possible is to carefully follow the instructions provided by your physician.
People who’ve never had a colonoscopy before dread the procedure; those who have had a colonoscopy know the hardest part is the preparation for the procedure.
Ultimately, the steps to prepare for a colonoscopy are designed to cleanse your colon, so it is free from any waste or debris that prohibit the doctor from getting a good view, or that could lead to false results.

Follow Our Colonoscopy Prep Guide & You’ll Do Great

Cleansing the colon takes place in three phases:

  1. Using dietary restrictions to minimize the amount of waste that enters the colon, starting the few days before your procedure. The day before your procedure, your diet will consist of clear liquids only.
  2. Drinking and/or taking the supplements that encourage the complete release of the contents in your bowels.
  3. Finalizing the colon cleanse using fleet enemas (provided by the physician) if necessary. Many people never move through this phase since Phases 1 and 2 are usually sufficient.
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How Do I Know If My Bowel Prep Is Working?

One of the most common questions we get at CRS is “how do I know if my bowel prep is working?

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See Dr. Cary Gentry with CRS explain what to expect and the top 3 reasons some patients take longer than others.

When prepping for a colonoscopy your doctor has probably talked to you about how important the bowel prep process is for accurate results. Residue left behind can make it harder for the doctor to view your colon during the exam – meaning a polyp or other issue might not be seen as clearly or even missed.

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Dispelling the Myths of Colon Cancer

The good news is that caught early, colon cancer survival rates are as high as 92%. The bad news is those desirable statistics may only apply to those who catch their cancer while it’s still in the first-stage.

When colon cancer is caught too late, the story can become all-too-common: Someone who patient did, indeed, have symptoms that raised a red flag, but he or she didn’t think they would have cancer because….

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I’m A 50 Year Old Woman – Why Do I Need A Colonoscopy?

Many women think colon cancer is a men’s health issue and don’t see the need for colon screening procedures like colonoscopies.

The truth is colon cancer doesn’t play favorites and can occur in both women and men.  According to the CDC, colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer among women behind breast and lung cancer.

Colonoscopies for Women over the Age of 50

If you are a woman age 50 or older take the time to schedule a colonoscopy.  This life-saving test can detect benign polyps that may be removed during the procedure – before they have a chance to turn into cancer.

Here’s an informative video with some more information:

Don’t wait. Talk to your doctor or contact Colon & Rectal Specialists for an appointment. After all, you don’t want to miss the chance to kiss those grandkids – and change their dirty diapers.

Have Questions About Maintaining a Healthy Colon?

It’s normal to have questions about colonoscopy screenings, colon cancer risks, and other colon health-related topics. Contact Colon & Rectal Specialists in Richmond, VA today.

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