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Colonoscopy:

Screen. Detect. Prevent.

If you’re over 45, it’s time for you to take control of your health. Schedule your screening colonoscopy today to detect or even prevent colon cancer.

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COLON CANCER is the
2ND DEADLIEST CANCER
IN NEW JERSEY

With proper screening, it’s estimated that 60% of those deaths could have been avoided. And yet, 40% of eligible adults in New Jersey have not gotten their screening colonoscopy. Do you really want to be a part of that sad statistic?

Your Screening
COLONOSCOPY

COSTS YOU $0

Most insurance companies cover the costs of routine, preventive colonoscopies, so there should be no out-of-pocket cost for you. So the question is, can you afford not to get a colonoscopy?

Your Screening
COLONOSCOPY

COSTS YOU $0

Most insurance companies cover the costs of routine, preventive colonoscopies, so there should be no out-of-pocket cost for you. So the question is, can you afford not to get a colonoscopy?

Colon Cancer is one of
the Most Preventable
and Survivable Cancers

A colonoscopy can detect and remove polyps, to help prevent cancer from forming in the first place. If colon cancer is detected early enough, it has a 90% survival rate. So why wait to get screened?

Don’t let
Colon Cancer
Cut Your Life Short

In this season of life, there is so much to treasure: Enjoying your retirement. Holding your first grandchild. Walking your daughter down the aisle. Seeing your son graduate. Are you sure you want to risk not being around for these moments?

Don’t let
Colon Cancer
Cut Your Life Short

In this season of life, there is so much to treasure: Enjoying your retirement. Holding your first grandchild. Walking your daughter down the aisle. Seeing your son graduate. Are you sure you want to risk not being around for these moments?

A COLONOSCOPY CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

It’s not worth the wait. Schedule your screening colonoscopy today! It just might save your life.

7 Myths About Colonoscopies

It’s not as bad as you think! Don’t let these myths about colonoscopies get in the way of your pursuit of a healthy, cancer-free life.

Myth #1: I’m not at risk for colon cancer.
FACT: Colon cancer is the 3rd most common cancer among men and women, but if you catch it early, colon cancer is highly treatable and survivable. If you’re 45-75 years old, you need to get screened.

 

Myth #3: Colonoscopies are too expensive.
FACT: The Affordable Care Act mandates that insurance cover 100% of the cost of your screening colonoscopy. And polyps can often be removed during this procedure without incurring additional costs.

 

Myth #5: Colonoscopies are dangerous.
FACT: Serious complications only arise in about 1 in 500 colonoscopies. If you compare that with the odds of actually getting colon cancer (1 in 20), it’s clear which is the higher risk to your safety.

Myth #7: Other methods of screening are just as effective.
FACT: Colonoscopy has the highest cancer detection rate (95%) and the highest rate of finding and removing polyps. Other methods rarely detect polyps, so they can’t stop cancer from forming in the first place.

Myth #2: I don’t need to be screened until I’m having symptoms.
FACT: In most cases, colon cancer starts as polyps that don’t present any symptoms. If you detect and remove those polyps through routine screening, you can stop colon cancer before it starts.

 

Myth #4: Colonoscopies are painful.
FACT: The procedure is relatively quick and painless. Colonoscopies last 30 to 60 minutes and are performed under sedation. Recovery is quick and most patients don’t even remember their procedure.

 

Myth #6: The prep is terrible.
FACT: It’s no pina colada, but prep options have improved a lot. At the end of the day, any prep is a small price to pay to find and prevent colon cancer.

Stories From Our Patients

Our main concern is your health, comfort, and well-being. Hear from our satisfied patients and see why Jersey Shore Gastroenterology is the best, most convenient place for your colonoscopy.

 

I have been Dr. Kratchman’s patient for the last 3 years. His office has been nothing but helpful to me. When I go to Atlanticare for my procedure they are excellent as well. Once the paperwork issues get worked out it is SMOOTH SAILING. Thank you for caring Dr. Kratchman and staff at Jersey Shore Gastro.

Review from Dawn H.

Source: Google

I rarely write public reviews – but after receiving such exceptional service and professionalism from this practice and Dr. Deshpande, I knew this was a worthwhile promotion. I was struggling with a lot of pain and confusion about my situation – Dr. Deshpande and his staff made me feel comfortable and supported throughout the entire process.

After diagnosing my situation in less than 5 minutes, and providing me with a comprehensive care plan, I felt more at ease than I had in days. Dr. Deshpande called me over the next 2-3 weeks multiple times to check in and inquire about my status. I knew I had a thoughtful and proactive provider at my side the entire time. The practice diligently followed up with any next steps.

Overall, I would highly recommend the practice and Dr. Deshpande for any and all GI related issues or services.

 

Review from Ayesha A.

Source: Google

Dr. Lujbich and Staff at the Atlanticare SurgiCenter English Creek in EHT is one of the best most compassionate Physician and Staff Office ever. There was zero waiting time. I have seen them for years now. They follow up after your procedure to be sure you are ok answer any questions and make sure you are having no complications of any kind. Dr. Lujbich and his Staff educate and treat each and every one of his patients like family.

Having a Colonoscopy in the beginning and recover fr anesthesia for me at 1st was a tad bit embarrassing the staff 🙃 lets you know what you are experiencing is normal and ok. This is the doctors field of expertise. Now when my follow up letter/apt comes it is a “matter of fact” something I must do to catch any problem early.

So to Libbey Registar, preOp Nurses Gail, Donna, Steph, OR Nurse Wendy, Surgical/Endicott Tech Jami, M Anesthesia Team Paula, Dr Zalmeir Post OP Nurse’s Kim, Lisa, Liphae, Donna, Dawn.

My family and I wish everyone Happiest of Holidays to this wonderful Staff and Dr. Lujbich

Review from Mary H.

Source: Google

It’s not worth the wait. Schedule your screening colonoscopy today! It just might save your life.

About Our Endoscopy Centers

 

Jersey Shore Gastroenterology provides gastroenterological care for inpatient and outpatient medical services in the diagnosing and treatment of patients with illness and disease of the digestive tract which includes: esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines (colon), pancreas and liver, gallbladder and attached bile duct. Specialty outpatient services are available for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), acid reflux, functional and motility disorders and liver disease.

Our seven physician practice has been providing services to our community for over twenty years. We have five office locations which are conveniently located. We provide care at two surgery centers, and we are on staff at three local hospitals in the South Jersey area. Our team is committed to the highest level of care for every patient who comes to us for relief. Your health is our top priority.

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