The evidence is staggering. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

The good news is a colonoscopy at Scotland Endoscopy Center can help cut your chances of dying from colon cancer in half. Studies show that removing polyps (small growths) during a colonoscopy prevent colon cancer from developing in the first place. But early detection is key. That's why it's recommended that everyone get a screening starting at age 50. Those with a family history of colon cancer should be screened earlier and African Americans and Native Americans should be screened starting at age 45.

If you're 50 or older, don't wait-the consequences are much scarier. Click to read Steven's Story.

Scotland Endoscopy Center is located at 205 Lauchwood Drive, in the Scotland Corporate Center.

That's not only comforting and convenient - that's something to believe in!

Our Endoscopy Specialists
Three of the general surgeons on staff at Scotland Memorial Hospital offer endoscopy procedures, including colonoscopies. These surgeons will determine if a patient is a candidate for The Endoscopy Center or if his or her procedure must be performed in the hospital.

  • Brian Parkes M.D. - General Surgeon
  • Stephen Lanuti M.D. - General Surgeon
    • Scotland Surgical & GI, Laurinburg - 910-277-9164
  • Chi-Dai Chen M.D. - General Surgeon
    • Marlboro Surgical Associates, Bennettsville - 843-535-0939

Talk to your primary care provider and ask him or her to schedule YOUR colonoscopy today!