Dr. Peyton Berookim is a Beverly Hills based gastroenterologist specializing in colonoscopies and colon cancer diagnosis and treatment. The GI center is equipped with the latest equipment, offering a superior quality of patient care. Dr Berookim and his team are located at 150 N Robertson Blvd, Suite 204, Beverly Hills, CA. 90211.
Colon cancer, also known as bowel cancer, is one of the most commonly occurring cancers and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US today. On average, it affects 1 in every 17 people, making it extremely important to undergo screening, especially for those in a higher risk category. Fortunately, when it is caught in it’s early stages it is one of the most treatable cancers and has a high recovery rate. Colon cancer screening(http://www.colonoscopy-beverlyhills.com/portfolio/new-page-builder/) is carried out by undergoing a colonoscopy, the most secure way of obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Berookim of the Gastroenterology Institute of Southern California is an experienced GI doctor and strong advocate of colon cancer screening and prevention.
Undergoing a colonoscopy is necessary to diagnose a wide range of gastrointestinal problems, but in the case of colon cancer, it can save your life. Colonoscopies are regarded as the gold standard for bowel cancer screening and are generally covered by health insurance plans due to their high importance. The categories of people that are most at risk of developing colon cancer are men over the age of 50 and African American men over the age of 45. After these age thresholds, GI experts such as Dr. Berookim recommend having a routine colonoscopy on a yearly basis to ensure the continued health of the gastrointestinal system. A colonoscopy can both identify the early signs of bowel cancer such as polyps and also provide early stage treatment by removing the polyps and checking for cell abnormalities. The process itself is simple and involves very little preparation and a fast recovery time, allowing a screening to be done in the morning and patients fully recovered by the same evening.
There are several symptoms that could indicate the possible development of bowel cancer, and a GI doctor such as Dr. Berookim should be consulted immediately if any of the following frequently occur.
* Fatigue or weakness
* Rapid or unexplained weight loss
* Abdominal pain
* Rectal bleeding/blood in your stool
* Change in bowel movements like diarrhea or constipation
* Change in consistency of your stool
Dr. Berookim has been a long time advocate of preventing the development of colon cancer through early screening and outlines its importance in his explanatory video. He also recently underwent the procedure himself to further highlight how this simple procedure can ensure health and save lives. The team at The Gastroenterology Institute Of Southern California are open to answering any questions relating to the colonoscopy procedure or Gastrointestinal health related issues.
About us: Dr. Berookim is located in Beverly Hills and serves patients in surrounding areas such as Santa Monica, Hollywood, and wider Los Angeles. More information regarding the range of services offered can be found at: http://www.colonoscopy-beverlyhills.com/. To get in touch with his team or to make an appointment directly, call 310.271.1122.
150 N Robertson Blvd, Suite 204
Beverly Hills, CA. 90211