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  • Emergency & Urgent Care

    Is this an Emergency?

    In an emergency, seconds count. If you are alarmed by unusually severe symptoms, seek immediate care. Please call 911 if you feel your condition is life threatening. If a poison is involved, please call Grand Rapids Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222.

    When to go to the Emergency Room When to go to Urgent Care
  • Hospital ER
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    Emergency Room Hours:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    • Directions to the ER

      5900 BYRON CENTER AVE SW

      WYOMING, MI

      (616) 252-7200

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  • Urgent Care

    Urgent Care Hours:
    Open 9 am - 9 pm, 7 days a week

    • Directions to Urgent Care

      4055 CASCADE RD SE

      GRAND RAPIDS, MI

      (616) 252-4010

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  • Colonoscopy

    A colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine using a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope. A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding. During a colonoscopy, tissue samples can be collected and abnormal growths can be taken out. Colonoscopy can also be used as a screening test to check for cancer or precancerous growths called polyps in the colon or rectum.

    The colonoscope is a thin, flexible tube that ranges from 48 in. (125 cm) to 72 in. (183 cm) long. A small video camera is attached to the colonoscope so that your doctor can take pictures or video of the colin. The colonoscope can be used to look at the whole colon and the lower part of the small intestine. A test called sigmoidoscopy shows only the rectum and the lower part of the colon.

    Before this test, you will need to clean out your colon following your doctors prep instructions. This typically involves a clear liquid diet for a period of time and drinking a special solution on the night before your procedure.

    Metro Health gastroenterologists perform their colonoscopies at Metro Health Endoscopy in the HealthPark Building at 2093 Health Drive SW in Metro Health Village.

     

joseph.weller@metrogr.org