GI Genius Colonoscopies

Colonoscopies + GI Genius

Dr Leroy

At Neosho Memorial, surgeons have an even better chance of finding polyps during a colonoscopy and removing them because of a tool called the GI Genius module.

The GI Genius is advanced artificial intelligence software which highlights polyps with a visual marker during a colonoscopy. The module helps doctors detect polyps of all sizes and shapes.

Make It Happen. Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

1 in 20 adults will be diagnosed with colon cancer. It is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. But it doesn’t have to be.

At Neosho Memorial, doctors and their patients discuss prevention. Screening tests for colorectal cancer can save lives. And you and your provider have different tests to choose from including colonoscopies.

Increase Detection to Decrease Risk

Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death. It is important to screen early and effectively for colorectal cancers.

Who Should Be Screened

People at average risk for colorectal cancer should first be screened at age 45. Regular screenings should be done through age 75, as long as your life expectancy is more than 10 years. Screening until age 85 should be based on personal preference and risk. People at higher risk of colorectal cancer – such as African Americans or those with a family history of the disease – should be screened earlier than age 45. If you’re at increased risk, your provider may suggest you get a specific type of test. You also may need to be tested more often.

GI Genius uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to highlight polyps of all shapes and sizes, giving your surgeon an enhanced view of potential issues. Neosho Memorial is one of the region's first hospitals with this new technology.

To learn more about colorectal cancer risk and screening guidlines, click here. 

NMRMC Surgery Center

Charles Van Houden, MD
Board-Certified, General Surgery

Matthew Leroy, MD
Board-Certified, General Surgery

Jennifer Day, BSN, RN

Director of Surgery

 

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