Dr. Harish Gagneja's Personal Colonoscopy Documentary
Dr. Harish Gagneja, a gastroenterologist with Austin Gastroenterology, recently turned 50 and invited the cameras in to videotape his very first colonoscopy to help clear up some of the common misconceptions people have about the prep before the procedure, the colonoscopy procedure itself, as well as the recovery after the procedure. During his colonoscopy a polyp was detected and removed, preventing it from ever developing into colon cancer. Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of deaths in men and women in the United States. Yet 1 in 3 Americans are not screened as recommended. Colon cancer has a 90% survival rate when found and treated early. Everyone 50+, and those with a family history of colon cancer, or personal history of polyps should be screened. 4 out of 5 people diagnosed with colon cancer have no family history of the disease. A colonoscopy is the only screening test that can both detect and prevent colon cancer. You will see for yourself how simple and easy this process is from prep to recovery , and how a 15 minute procedure every 5 -10 years really can save your life.