Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in U.S. men and women, but it’s also the most preventable with early detection. That’s why the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Task Force now recommend regular screenings for all adults starting at age 45.
At UCI Health, we’ve made it our mission to develop smarter, more effective methods for early detection of colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps. Using artificial intelligence, we’ve pioneered a screening process with a 96% accuracy rate. It’s world-class expertise and care, right here in Orange County.
Why choose UCI Health?
Detecting colorectal cancer early, when it is most treatable, plays a critical role in patient success. Our highly advanced colonoscopy procedure delivers an accurate and more convenient experience for our patients.
Our specialized team of gastroenterologists are among the most experienced at performing colonoscopies safely and painlessly.
We now offer Saturday appointments for colonoscopies.
Safely protecting you
Your health and safety come first. We observe rigorous infection-control measures at all UCI Health locations, including daily COVID-19 screenings for all staff and patients.
Commonly Asked Questions
I have no family history of colorectal cancer. Should I consider a screening?
Regardless of family history, starting at age 45, it is important to check for any abnormal growths, inflamed tissue, ulcers or bleeding. Early detection leads to the best outcomes.
What if I’m not experiencing symptoms?
Precancerous polyps may develop long before symptoms occur in many patients.
Is the screening painful?
Our procedure is painless, and our pre-screening preparations are designed to increase patient comfort.
Will I need to take time off for the screening?
For your convenience, we offer appointments throughout the week, and on Saturdays.