Screening Colonoscopy
Made Easy

Screening for colon cancer can save lives, which is why Merit Health Biloxi is making it easier for you to schedule a screening colonoscopy.

Call or Request a Colonoscopy Online Who should have a colonoscopy?

Our open access approach to scheduling expedites patient care by facilitating a physician referral without an office visit. Our Nurse Navigator will be able to help guide you through the process including scheduling and preparing for your screening procedure.

Who should have a colonoscopy?

The American Cancer Society recommends both men and women at average risk of colorectal cancer should begin receiving a colonoscopy every 10 years at age 50. But you should talk with your doctor about your own health and your family history so that you can choose the best screening for you.

Criteria:
Age 50 or over
Age 45 or over if African American
Age 40 or over with family history of colon cancer

Check with your insurance provider to determine your preventive care coverage.

What is a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is an internal examination of the colon (large intestine) and rectum, using a thin, flexible tube with a camera called a colonoscope. The doctor uses a video monitor to look for abnormalities such as ulcers, polyps, tumors, or areas of inflammation or bleeding. If any irregularities are found, they can be biopsied or removed. A colonoscopy helps detect early problems that could lead to colon cancer. It is the preferred test to detect and treat colon cancer; other screening tests may detect colon cancer with further follow-up treatment as required.


Take Control of Your Health

If you’re over 50, it’s time you take control of your health. Schedule your screening colonoscopy today to detect or even prevent colon cancer. Call our Nurse Navigator at 1-228-861-8063 or submit an appointment request form.

Schedule a Screening Colonoscopy

Scheduling your colonoscopy is simple. Call our Nurse Navigator at 1-228-861-8063 or choose a physician below to request an appointment online.

Our Nurse Navigator will assist in scheduling the date and time for your procedure, share instruction you will need to prepare for the test, help you pre-register, and gather insurance information.


Choose a Physician to Request a Colonoscopy Online

Navin Barot, M.D.**
Gastroenterology
1340 Broad Avenue, Gulfport MS
Online Request

Alva Dillon, M.D.**
Gastroenterology
3890 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs MS
Online Request

John McKee, M.D.**
Gastroenterology
3890 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs MS
Online Request

Alfred McNair, M.D.**
Gastroenterology
3890 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs MS
Online Request

Joseph McNelis, M.D.**
Gastroenterology
147 Reynoir Street, Suite 301, Biloxi MS
Online Request

M. Scott Brashier, D.O.*
General Surgery
147 Reynoir Street, Suite 201, Biloxi MS
Online Request

Hope Burkett, D.O*
General Surgery
147 Reynoir Street, Suite 201, Biloxi MS
Online Request

*Members of the medical staff and employed by Merit Health Biloxi
**Members of the medical staff at Merit Health Biloxi