Digestive Health Associates

Could you be at risk for colon cancer?

Colon cancer is the 3rd most common cancer and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in the US.

Colon cancer develops from polyps (small growths in the colon). The removal of polyps can prevent colon cancer.

Colonoscopy (a tube with a camera that examines your colon while you are sedated) is the best screening test to help prevent you from developing colon cancer.
Drs. Patel, Hetzel, and Manton
Board Certified Gastroenterologists

You need
a colonoscopy if:

Age 50 or above (age 45 for African Americans)
Family history of colon cancer and polyps
History of colon polyps
Rectal bleeding
Ulcerative colitis or Crohn's

Address and phone

Memorial Mission Surgery Center Building
2515 de Sales Avenue
Suite 206
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423)698-8101
Fax: (423)698-3450

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(closed from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch)


Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
(closed Friday afternoon)