Tufts Medical Center Community Care’s Unique Approach to Colonoscopies: Information for Residents of Melrose, MA
At Tufts Medical Center Community Care, we’re improving the whole experience for adults getting a colonoscopy. As a part of MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, our multispecialty medical group includes patient navigators who coordinate and customize every aspect of a patient’s care, helping to relieve much of the stress associated with this important form of colon cancer screening.
Colon cancer is among the most deadly cancers, yet it is one of the most treatable if caught early. Despite this fact, many adults delay or even avoid receiving a colonoscopy due to horror stories they’ve seen on TV or heard about from friends. Traditionally, a patient must drink about two to four liters of a special solution that clears the bowels prior to the colonoscopy – a process that some people may find intolerable.
Tufts Medical Center Community Care will personalize the prep for a colonoscopy and our patient navigators take the time to thoroughly explain every step to educate them and make confident decisions about the procedure. We also offer several anesthesia options to help keep patients comfortable during the procedure, and provide the results of their screening as quickly as possible. Oftentimes, results are shared with your physician within two business days.
Colonoscopies save lives – don’t allow anxiety to prevent you from receiving the colon cancer screening you need. Our professionals at Tufts Medical Center Community Care would be happy to provide you with more information about our stress-free colonoscopies. Call us at 781-213-5212 to learn more and schedule your appointment. We proudly serve residents of Melrose and the communities of north suburban Boston.