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gastrointestinal services at avera

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Sioux Falls, SD
Avera Digestive Disease Institute
Call: (605) 322-7797

Marshall, MN
Avera Medical Group General Surgery
Call: 1-877-337-9007

Mitchell, SD
Avera Medical Group Surgery Mitchell
Financial Assistance Available
(For Appointments scheduled in March)
Call: (605) 996-8989

Yankton, SD
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
Call: (605) 668-8000

Aberdeen, SD
Avera Endoscopy Surgical Center
Call: (605) 725-3636 [725-ENDO]

Pierre, SD
Call: (605) 224-3100

Colon Cancer Awareness and Colonoscopy
Are you at risk of Colon Cancer?

Did you know Colorectal Cancer is the third leading type of cancer, and the third leading cause of cancer deaths? If detected early through a colonoscopy screening, it's also one of the most preventable. There are some risk factors however that can increase your risk, including:

  • A personal or family history of precancerous colon polyps or colon cancer
  • Age 50 or older, age 45 or older if African-American
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Colitis (IBD)

Be sure to see your doctor if you have gastrointestinal bleeding, change in bowel habits, unexplained abdominal pain or unintentional weight loss. These may all be signs of colorectal cancer.

Watch a Colon Cancer Survivor Detail His Screening Experience

View a KSFY Medical Minute segment about a colon cancer survivor's screening experience and learn why early detection was key to his recovery.

Gastrointestinal Services

Avera’s nationally recognized gastrointestinal program connects you to:

  • An array of specialists at six regional hospitals
  • State-of-the art diagnostic technology, innovative treatment options, and follow-up care near by home
  • Discuss with a specially-trained physician new options and approaches to colon care
  • Procedure and sedation advancements improve the patient's colonoscopy experience
  • State of the art technology for optimal comfort and results

Additional Resources

Browse the topics below to learn more about gastrointestinal conditions and find useful resources.