Colonoscopy Specialist

General surgeon, Dr. Brian Citro, of Nexus Care, provides both screening and therapeutic endoscopies, including colonoscopies. A colonoscopy is a test to view the inner lining of your large intestine using a thin tube. At his Las Vegas-based practice, Dr. Citro will work with you to choose the right course of action to suit your individual needs. Book online or call Nexus Care today to make an appointment with Dr. Citro to see what a colonoscopy can do for you.

Colonoscopy Q & A

by Brian Citro, MD

Why would I need a colonoscopy?

You may need a colonoscopy for many reasons, including to look for possible:

  • Ulcers
  • Inflammation
  • Bleeding
  • Colon Polyps
  • Tumors
  • Cancer

What is a colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a procedure used to find changes or abnormalities in your large intestine, colon, and rectum. Dr. Citro inserts a fiber-optic instrument into your rectum; a miniature camera at the tip of the tools provides images of the inside of your colon.

A study by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York showed that getting a colonoscopy can lower your risk of colon cancer by 50%, so it may well become a part of your preventive care plan.

What are my risks for colon cancer?

You might be in danger of developing colon cancer if you have:

  • A family history of the disease
  • An inflammatory bowel disease
  • Polyps


Aging is another factor that increases your risk. The American Cancer Society states that both men and women starting at age 50 who are thought to be at an average risk of developing colon cancer, should have a colonoscopy every 10 years.

How do I prepare for a colonoscopy?

Dr. Citro and his staff will give you all the information you need to know to prepare for your colonoscopy. You might be asked to drink lots of liquids and follow a special diet on the day leading up to your exam.

Your heart-rate, breathing, and blood pressure will need to be monitored for a while after the exam, and you’ll need to plan to have someone take you home when you’re ready to be discharged. Dr. Citro or one of his staff will let you know when you’re well enough to leave.  

Though you’re likely to recover quickly from this procedure, you need to take the time to recover properly.

Rest assured that if a colonoscopy is the right exam to move you closer to your diagnosis, you’ll be guided by Dr. Citro and get answers to all your questions. Book online or call to make an appointment today.

Insurance

We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "My experience with Dr. Citro, his office staff and his surgical staff were amazing, from the first visit until my follow up from surgery. I would refer him to anyone."

    Michele F.
  • Yelp

    "The doctor was very efficient. The procedure to take out two hernias took less than an hour. I am very happy that I was referred to him by my doctor."

    Precious S.
  • Healthgrades

    "He was pleasant, explained what the procedure involved, gave me information on the procedure... And staff helped alleviate any fears I had of getting surgery."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I feel very comfortable with the job Dr. Citro performed on me. I'm healing well and feel great! Dr. Citro was very professional, and personable."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Very professional, great doctor. I'm very happy with my surgery, and will recommend to my friends and family."

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  • Vitals

    "I have had to use the services of Dr. Citro on two occasions and on both he did a excellent job. I can recommend him and if I am in need again will not hesitate."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Brian Citro is the best I really appreciate what he did for me. During my hernia surgery all his staff were very helpful and nice."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "He is really good, having full mastery of the art of doing robotic surgery. He will explain to you thoroughly what will you expect from your procedure. Thanks Doc."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "The entire process was handled with professionalism, and care. I felt relaxed and very comfortable with the entire situation. I would definitely recommend him."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Staff was very friendly, helpful, cordial and prompt. Dr. Citro was very knowledgeable and caring. He made sure I felt comfortable."

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  • Vitals

    "I was thoroughly pleased with my experience with Dr Citro. After he performed the surgery, the scar was barely noticeable. I would highly recommend him."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Hopefully we won't have any further needs to see a surgeon but if we did - we would choose Dr. Citro again."

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  • Vitals

    "My doctor who referred me said that if he was having my surgery he would have Citro do the surgery, so that was enough for me. Recovery went well and post op was good."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Citro has done several surgeries for me and I won't go anywhere else when I need surgery in the future. Love him and all his staff!"

    Verified Patient
Location
Nexus Care
2420 Professional Ct, #110
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Phone: 702-648-9400
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