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Welcome to the Gastroenterology Service


Learn about our services and request appointments.

 
Are you age 50 or above?

Beginning at age 50, both men and women should follow one of these five screening options: African American men/women should begin at age 45.

Yearly
  • Fecal occult blood test; all positive tests should be followed by a colonoscopy every 5 years
Every 5 Years
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Double-contrast barium enema
Every 5-10 Years
  • Colonoscopy
People should begin screening earlier or have screening more often if they have any of the following colon cancer risk factors: a strong family history of colorectal cancer or polyps, meaning a parent, sibling or child who developed cancer or polyps younger than age 60; families with hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes; a personal history of colorectal cancer or polyps; or a personal history of chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Contact

Location
Building: 9 Floor: 1

Phone
Front Desk & Scheduling:
(301) 295-4600

Fax
(301) 319-8728

Appointment
ONLINE Request an Appointment
Phone: (301) 295-4600

Map & Directions

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
0800 - 1600