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Gastroenterologists are physician specialists that care for the stomach and digestive system. They use a variety of diagnostic tools including those available in the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Center and such invasive studies as endoscopy, which are typically provided in the Outpatient Surgical Services Suite.

Endoscopic Procedures

Endoscopic procedures are done inside Kent Hospital's Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), weekdays by appointments made through the referring physician's office. The ASC is equipped with eight surgical suites, five expansive suites and three rooms designed specifically for endoscopic technology. Each suite has the latest equipment and is staffed by experienced endoscopy nurses, technicians and assistants. 

These procedures are performed by board-certified private physician specialists who are credentialed to the Kent Hospital medical staff and have full access to the Kent Hospital Department of Surgery.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal Cancer is one of the most common cancer diagnoses for both men and women. Screenings can detect colorectal cancer when it can still be treated. But screening rates for women are still quite low. We offer colonoscopies in one of the nation's few all-female endoscopy centers.

Scheduling a colorectal screening appointment often begins with a referral from your primary care physician. At Kent our scheduling team is available to assist our patients with this process. Don’t wait. Preventative screening saves lives.

For more information on our colorectal services or to schedule an appointment call, (401) 738-6611.

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Speak with your Primary Care Physician or Gastroenterologist to learn more.

To find a physician call (401) 737-9950 or search our Physician Finder directory for a complete listing of the specialists affiliated with Kent and Care New England.