Our affiliated gastroenterologists are board-certified and perform all major endoscopic procedures including colonoscopy, EGD, ERCP and Capsule Endoscopy.


Gastroenterology services at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital provide a wide range of services to diagnose and treat disorders of the colon, intestines, gall bladder, liver, pancreas and esophagus, and stomach.

Among the most frequent gastroenterology services and gastroenterological disease conditions they treat and diagnose are the following:

  • Cancers of the colon and rectum, esophagus, gallbladder, pancreas
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
  • Gall Stones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Hepatitis, acute and chronic
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer

Colonoscopies utilizing advanced imaging technology can be performed as an outpatient procedure at CHH. Every attention to detail is paid by our staff to ensure that our gastroenterology services patients have a safe, comfortable screening procedure as part of our colon cancer prevention effort.

In addition, radiofrequency Ablation Therapy to destroy pre-cancerous tissue of the esophagus is one of the newer outpatient procedures performed at CHH.

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In Connecticut, colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer diagnosed in women and the fourth-most common cancer diagnosed in men, according to the state Health Department.

A colonoscopy is one of the few screening tests that can actually prevent colon cancer. By finding and taking colon polyps out before they become cancer, doctors can prevent their later development into cancer. When caught early, colorectal cancer has a 90 percent survival rate.

Why get a colonoscopy?

The rate of colorectal cancer diagnoses has dropped each year since the mid-1980s because more people are getting screened and more people are adjusting their lifestyle to reduce risk factors.

Key factors that can increase the risk of colorectal cancer include:

  • Age: Current guidelines recommend screening begin at age 45 for people at average risk
  • Personal history of colon cancer, polyps or inflammatory bowel disease
  • Family history of colon cancer or polyps.
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a hereditary condition that creates hundreds of polyps in the colon and rectum.
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol use

Why wait?

Make an appointment for your colonoscopy today!

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