Colon Cancer and GI (Gastrointestinal) Screening Center
White Plains Hospital
41 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
The Colon Cancer and GI (Gastrointestinal) Screening Center, also known as the White Plains Hospital's Endoscopy Program, offers various screening procedures of the digestive tract, described collectively as “endoscopies."
These include colonoscopy screening and utilize some of the most technologically advanced equipment available. This allows the Hospital’s highly-trained and skilled physicians to check the patient’s digestive tract for ulcers, tumors and other irregularities.
Approximately 350 endoscopic procedures are performed each month at WPH.
The Center offers a range of convenient appointment times, including Saturdays. To make an appointment or for more information, please call (914) 681-0600.
Complications of colorectal cancer can be reduced or even prevented through regular screening by colonoscopy. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine stated that more than 90 percent of lives lost to colorectal cancer could be saved through early detection of this disease.
Given its increased visibility in the news media, more people are choosing to be screened for colorectal cancer. Physicians generally want their average-risk patients over age 50 to have a screening colonoscopy—the best test currently available for detecting polyps in the colon.
The ERCP procedure, a type of endoscopy, involves placing a bendable, lighted tube through the mouth and into the stomach and top part of the small intestine (duodenum). Dye is injected and X-rays are taken to study the ducts of the pancreas and liver for stones or masses. While most endoscopic procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, having them performed in a hospital setting provides additional reassurance to patients should any medical complications arise during or after the procedure. For more information, call 914-681-0600.