Gastroenterology Institute of Southern California

Important Facts About Colonoscopies You Should Know by Double Board-Certified Gastroenterologist

Dr. Peryton P. Berookim is a beverly hills based gastroenterologist specialising in colonoscopy procedures. His office is located at 150 N. Robertson Blvd in Suite 204, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 and Dr. Berookim can be reached at 310-271-1122.


Beverly Hills, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/27/2014 --For people approaching the age of 50, it is extremely likely that a personal doctor will recommend a colonoscopy procedure. This is important primarily as a preventive procedure to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, which is the third leading cause of death from cancer in America. Undergoing a colonoscopy is the best way of screening for and treating any abnormalities such as polyps that can develop into colon cancer at a later time. Dr. Peyton P. Berookim is a beverly hills based GI doctor who specializes in colonoscopy procedures and has developed a reputation for excellence in patient service and care.

When certain symptoms are present such as rectal bleeding or exaggerated changes in bowel movements, a colonoscopy is the easiest way of quickly understanding the root cause of the problem. While many doctors will be able to perform a colonoscopy, seeing a specialist like Beverly Hills based Dr Berookim can dramatically increase the chances of obtaining an accurate diagnosis after the screening. The reasons that a colonoscopy specialist is better are two fold, firstly they have greater experience in the field of gastroenterology, and secondly they have the latest equipment available such as the “third eye” colonoscopy which increases detection rates by a third.

About What Is Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy procedures are most commonly undergone as part of routine cancer screening in individuals over the age of 50. Health Care experts recommend undergoing one procedure per year to ensure the continued health of the colon. The procedure is very straight forward and aside from cancer screening it has a stand alone therapeutic value. Dr. Berookim can remove any colon polyps that are identified as part of the same procedure. Most polyps are benign and are relatively common, their removal allows for testing to check for signs of cancer in the tissue while eliminating the initial threat of development.

Further information about what to expect from the procedure can be found on the website of the Gastroenterology Institute of Southern California or by contacting Dr. Berookim and his staff directly on 310-271-1122 who are always more than happy to answer questions and queries.