A New Approach to Colonoscopies at Tufts Medical Center Community Care: Information for Residents of Wakefield, MA

Colonoscopies Wakefield MAWe understand that no one likes to think about having a colonoscopy. At Tufts Medical Center Community Care, we understand. That’s why our team is improving how patients are educated about and prepare for colonoscopies. A part of MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, our multispecialty medical group includes patient navigators who walk patients through every aspect of colon cancer screening. Working closely with our gastroenterologists, these navigators help create a “stress-free” colonoscopy experience through customized treatment and seamless coordination of care.

Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.? It’s also highly treatable if caught early. Despite this reality, many people choose to delay or avoid colon cancer screening thanks to horror stories they may have heard from friends or family. Some people experience anxiety about the preparation process, which involves drinking a solution to clear the bowels, or the procedure itself.

Tufts Medical Center Community Care strives to save lives, which is why we offer several alternative forms of colon cancer preparation to make the process considerably more tolerable. As our patient, you can be assured that your patient navigator and gastroenterologist will carefully outline all of your options and address any concerns you may have. Our team will also discuss the several anesthesia options available to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.

Contact Tufts Medical Center Community Care in the Wakefield, MA, area today to learn more about our stress-free colonoscopies. We will be happy to schedule you an appointment with a gastroenterologist on our team, call us at 781-213-5212.

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