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If you need a screening colonoscopy, our hospital offers the same standard of care as larger facilities, but in an area that’s easy to access and navigate.

Why Choose Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital for Your Colonoscopy

Though important, most people don’t look forward to getting a colonoscopy. That’s why we work hard to minimize your discomfort by performing the procedure in a friendly environment that you don’t have to fight traffic to get to.

Other reasons to come to us for your colonoscopy include:

  • Expert physicians: Physicians from Washington University and BJC Medical Group perform thousands of these procedures at our facility each year.
  • Monitored anesthesia: This provides a higher level of comfort by putting you into a deep sleep, instead of the ‘twilight sleep’ of conscious sedation.
  • Same-day imaging facilities: If for some reason your colonoscopy cannot be completed after it is underway, we offer same-day colon X-ray and CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) so that you don’t have to go through another prep and a separate appointment to complete your procedure. Learn more about imaging at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

What Is Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy allows a digestive disease doctor (gastroenterologist) to examine your large intestine for tumors, pre-cancerous growths, inflammation and other abnormalities.

During a colonoscopy, you receive medications that put you to sleep. Your gastroenterologist then inserts a thin, flexible tube into your colon through the rectum to view it. The procedure usually takes less than one hour.

Learn more about what to expect with colonoscopy.

Who Should Receive a Screening Colonoscopy for Colon Cancer?

Our expert gastroenterologists recommend you get a screening colonoscopy if you:

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist, call Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital at 314.542.WEST (9378) or toll-free at 844.542.9378.

We are conveniently located just one mile west of I-270 on Olive Blvd., at Olive and Mason in Creve Coeur, Missouri - a west county suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Get directions to our hospital.


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Find a doctor or make an appointment: 314.542.WEST (9378) OR TOLL.FREE 1.844.542.9387
General Information: (314) 996.8000
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141
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