videos
Colonoscopy Older Patients

Colonoscopy Older Patients

December 29, 2021
Ray Scott Daugherty, MD
Ray Scott Daugherty, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Share

Transcript

We used to state that individuals over the age of 75 did not necessarily require colonoscopy. We now treat patients on an individual basis, especially as patients are growing older, especially if they’ve had high risk findings in the past. But oftentimes as patients do age, we are a little bit less likely to offer colonoscopies, especially as there are some increased risks in elderly individuals, especially with thinning of tissues.