High Definition Endoscopy
High-definition television (HDTV) has made its way from the living room to the Ogallala Community Hospital surgery department.
Ogallala Community Hospital uses a high-definition endoscope to help doctors diagnose diseases in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, colon).
Our system has several advantages:
- Sharper images and better contrast that can lead to improved detection of lesions
- State-of-the-art blue light provides physicians with clearer images to detect digestive disorders sooner
- Shortened procedure times for the patients
- Increased clarity helps doctors make earlier diagnosis of ulcers, acid reflux, esophagus abnormalities, as well as colon and rectal cancers.
The risk of a person having colorectal cancer in their lifetime is about one in 19, according to the The American Cancer Society.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control but it doesn’t have to be. If everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60 percent of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.
If you are over 50 or at higher risk due to family history, contact your physician to schedule your endoscopy screening.
Schedule an appointment with your primary care provider to discuss your colonoscopy at Banner Health Clinic (308) 284-3645.