A colonoscopy is a screening for colorectal cancer- cancers of the colon (large intestine) and rectum. Colorectal cancer can be prevented by early detection and removal of polyps (abnormal growths in the lining of the colon). During a colonoscopy, a Physician will visually exam the patient’s colon using a flexible scope (colonoscope) that transmits the images to a video screen. Any polyps found during the procedure will be immediately removed, which prevents them from growing and developing into colon cancer.

KCCHSD Specialty Clinic Specialists - Colonoscopy Procedures 

Dr. Charles Frankum 
Dr. Frankum is board certified in General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Dr. James Pulju
Dr. Pulju is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

If you would like to learn more about our same day surgery department and/or colonoscopy procedures please consult with your local healthcare provider or call the same day surgery department at 719-346-4725 option 1.