Surgery

The Cook Hospital is performing Colonoscopies, EGD’s, and minor procedures here. You will no longer have to travel several miles to have these procedures done you can do this right here at the Cook Hospital. Ask your doctor to set up an appointment for you with Dr. Holmes at Scenic Rivers Health Services.

What is a colonoscopy and why do I need it done?
According the American Cancer Society colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in this country. The risk of a person having colorectal cancer in a lifetime is about 1 in 19. The death rate of colorectal cancer has gone down in the last 15 years and this is due to the public being more aware of the necessity of a Colonoscopy screening. Don’t take chances with your health. If you are 50 or over and have not had this test done please talk to your doctor and ask for a screening colonoscopy to be done here at the Cook Hospital.

Now what is an EGD?
It stands for Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. This is a procedure using a flexible scope to look for any problems in you upper digestive tract. Looking for some things like GERD, heart burn, Bleeding, Ulcers, Acid Reflux or any upper GI problems. This will help your doctor to treat these conditions.

If you have any question or to schedule an appointment please call Wendy Laakkonen at 218-666-6247.