Colonoscopy About/Indications


825 W. Monroe Street #2 Grenada, MS 38901

Hours of Operation:

 Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Gastroenterology Associates of North
Mississippi, PA

    1208 Office Park Drive
    Oxford, MS 38655
Main Number: (662)234-9888 or Toll Free: (800)489-0988
     Main Fax:         (662) 281-8927

Oxford Annex
1210 Office Park Drive
Oxford, MS 38655
Main Number: (662)234-9888 or Toll Free: (800)489-0988

Grenada Office

825 W. Monroe Street #2
    Grenada, MS 38901
    Main Number: (662) 294-9888

Hours of Operation:

New Albany Office

 Multi-Specialty Clinic on the 5th floor of
Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County
200 Hwy 30 W
    New Albany, MS 38652
    Main Number: (662) 234-9888

Hours of Operation:

Please contact us for our New Albany, MS office days and hours of operation at (662) 234-9888.


Colonoscopy allows your physician to examine the lining of your large intestine, or colon, for abnormalities with the use of a colonoscope, a long, thin, flexible tube. This tube is approximately the thickness of your finger and is inserted into your anus, then slowly advanced into the rectum and colon. The colonoscope also has a lens and light source, which allows the physician to view the images of your large intestine on a video monitor.

Colonoscopy is recommended as a screening test for colorectal cancer as well as an assessment test for chronic diarrhea and rectal bleeding. With this test, abnormalities of the colon are seen in great detail. Should your physician see a need to evaluate an area of inflammation or a suspicious area further, additional instruments can be passed through the colonoscope to take a biopsy. A “biopsy”, a small tissue sample, is taken for many reasons and does not necessarily mean that cancer is suspected.

Indications for Colonoscopy

  • Blood in the stool
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Dark or black stools
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Weight loss associated with GI symptoms
  • Family history of colon cancer
  • Abnormal imaging studies, i.e. Barium enema or CT scan
  • Previous history of cancer or colon polyps
  • Surveillance for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Suspicious change in bowel habits or stool caliber

Endoscopy Center of North Mississippi

1206 Office Park Drive
Oxford, MS 38655
Main Number: (662)236-1768 or Toll Free: (800)489-0988
Main Fax: 662-236-9898

Gastroenterology Associates & Endoscopy Center of North Mississippi

Gastroenterology Associates of North Mississippi - Grenada

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