The facts about colonoscopy

It's estimated that without any colorectal cancer screening, about 1 in 18 Americans will have colorectal cancer at some point in their life.

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GI services

Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders affect the digestive system, causing pain and discomfort for many people. When you need care for a GI problem, you need the expertise and knowledge of the doctors at Lawrence GI Consultants.

If you experience GI issues, trust our doctors to accurately diagnose your condition and get you the treatment you need.

What tests and treatments do you offer?

At Lawrence GI Consultants, we use a variety of tests to diagnose your condition quickly and help you feel better in no time.


Your doctor may recommend you have a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer or if you’re experiencing symptoms such as:

  • A change in bowel habits
  • Blood in your stool
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Weight loss without explanation
  • Constant tiredness or fatigue
  • Unexplained iron-deficiency anemia


Fibroscan is an outpatient procedure used to diagnose and evaluate fatty liver disease. Results are immediately available and the exam is quick, painless and non-invasive. Fibroscan can help determine if you need to undergo further testing, such as a liver biopsy.

H. pylori breath test

Symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, bloating, vomiting, indigestion or stomach pain, may indicate that you’re infected with H. pylori. Testing for an H. Pylori infection is simple, quick and painless. All you do is breathe. Results are ready within 15 minutes and we can begin treatment right away.

Infrared coagulation

Hemorrhoids are a common and frustrating problem for both men and women. Infrared coagulation is a non-surgical option if you live with internal hemorrhoids. Lawrence GI Consultants offers this procedure in our office so once you’re done, you can get back to your normal routine.

Pancreatic and bile duct endoscopy (ERCP)

If your doctor needs to examine your pancreatic duct, bile ducts or gall bladder, they may recommend pancreatic and bile duct endoscopy (ERCP). This procedure can treat certain problems found during the test, including removing gallstones, opening a narrowed bile duct or taking a biopsy.

Upper GI endoscopy

If you experience issues in your esophagus, stomach or small intestine, your doctor may recommend an upper GI endoscopy. This test sometimes can prevent the need for exploratory surgery by allowing your doctor to look for ulcers, inflammation, tumors, infection or bleeding.

Video capsule endoscopy

Video capsule endoscopy is a painless, minimally invasive procedure that allows your doctor to look at your small intestine. This test is used to pinpoint the location of bleeding or inflammation. You’ll swallow a small capsule containing a PillCam that transmits images to a belt around your waist.

You’ll then go about your day and come back to our office eight hours later to return the belt. The capsule will pass out of your body in a day or two.

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