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Colon Screening Information

Colonoscopy Procedures in Dallas TX Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is the second highest cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. The most important fact about this deadly disease is that it can actually be prevented in many cases by simply getting a colonoscopy procedure and removing cancerous polyps. The key is early detection and treatment.

In order to prevent colorectal cancer the American College of Gastroenterology recommends a colonoscopy as the best screening test. With this in mind, Dr. James Hakert’s practice offers the option of a Direct Schedule Colonoscopy screening test to qualifying patients.

What is a Direct Schedule Colonoscopy?

A Direct Schedule Colonoscopy is a colonoscopy procedure that does not require the patient to have an office visit with their gastroenterologist prior to the procedure. The exchange of all needed information is done over the phone. This saves them time and expense. Dr. Hakert’s goal is to make this procedure as accessible and affordable as possible to qualifying patients in order to encourage a higher participation rate.
  • Direct Schedule Colonoscopy - Saves Time & Money

How does a Colonoscopy help Prevent Colorectal Cancer?

Most colorectal cancers develop from polyps, which are abnormal growths in the colon. If polyps grow unnoticed and are not removed, they may become cancerous. A Colonoscopy procedure can find pre-cancerous polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Dr. Hakert encourages you to view the video on this page to get a better understanding about the area examined and how the Colonoscopy procedure is performed.

To learn more about the Colonoscopy exam, please view the Colonoscopy Procedure page to get a better understanding of the procedure, screening guidelines, symptoms & other helpful information.

How much does a Colonoscopy Cost?

Like many other medical procedures, the cost of a Colonoscopy is determined based upon your insurance. Dr. Hakert recommends contacting your insurance provider directly to get a better understanding of the expenses related to a Colonoscopy. If you or your insurance provider should need any clarification from Dr. Hakert’s office, please contact us at 214-368-6707.

James Hakert, M.D.
8220 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 710 Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 368-6707
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