Russ Nichols, M.D., has been performing colonoscopies at Pioneer Memorial Hospital (PMH) since 2008. According to Dr. Nichols, some people avoid getting a colonoscopy because they’re worried that it’s a painful, intrusive procedure. In actuality, he says, a colonoscopy is a simple, painless procedure that can help a person avoid serious problems in the future.

To schedule a colonoscopy at Pioneer Memorial Hospital please contact your Primary Care Provider.

You should consider having a colonoscopy if you:

  • Are older than age 50
  • Eat a diet high in red or processed meats
  • Have cancer elsewhere in your body
  • Have a family history of colon cancer
  • Have colorectal polyps
  • Have an inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)