We are dedicated to improving the experience of individuals undergoing colonoscopy
Colonoscopy is a well-established exam that can save lives of millions. In fact, everyone over the age of 50 is currently recommended to undergo this important examination due to the high incidence of colon cancer, and its effectiveness in preventing colon cancer-related death. Although millions undergo colonoscopy to detect colon cancer in the U.S. every year, there are still up to 6 million individuals who do not elect to have this potentially life-saving examination. In fact, nearly twice as many still die annually from this preventable colon cancer in the U.S. compared to motor vehicle accidents.
Many individuals often delay this important examination due to the difficult, but necessary bowel preparation. In preparing for colonoscopy, there are many required steps that one has to follow including avoiding certain food, remembering to fast before the examination, and determining when to take bowel cleansing medications at various time intervals. In fact, these steps can often be confusing and difficult to remember. Unfortunately, when these steps are not carefully followed, the bowel is likely to be inadequately prepared, making it difficult for the performing physician to provide accurate examination. In fact, it is not uncommon to repeat this arduous examination process, simply because the bowel prep was “inadequate.”
The bowel preparation is perhaps the single most important and difficult step in attaining an optimal colonoscopy examination. We believe that the Colonoscopy Helper will facilitate the cumbersome and often confusing steps necessary to optimally prepare the bowel so that everyone can achieve the best possible colonoscopy examination and go on to live a healthier and more productive life.