Next Available Appointment - Waiting Too Long for Colonoscopy?


To book a time, please call us at 519-957-9730 or at 613-366-2021. A referral is not required.

 

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Last updated: 2015-03-06 12:27:13

A Colonoscopy Clinic Serving Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa-Gatineau

Why Choose the Reimer Clinic

See a video tour of our Ottawa facility courtesy of CTV News, Ottawa. Here is a photo tour of the facility:

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Kitchener:

For a photo tour of our Kitchener facility see the About Us page.

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Peace of Mind, Dignified Care, Short Wait Time

The Reimer Clinic is Health Care the Way it Should Be.

Private clinics are the solution to long waiting lists and high costs.

They're owned by entrepreneurial doctors responding to solve waiting lists and to provide fast care, at high quality for much less money.

 

Have your Screening Colonoscopy at The Reimer Clinic

Listen to Dr. Reimer on the AM 570 News program "Ask the Expert". He explains why colonoscopy is the best way to prevent and detect colon cancer and why, starting at age 50, almost everyone should have one.

Everyone is welcome! If you have no family doctor, you can visit us and we will look after you.

 

Screening and Prevention Options

How do I keep from getting colon cancer?

Several options exist to reduce your risk of dying from colon cancer. The recommended choices are the fecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy is the best test. It reduces the risk of death from left-sided cancer by 60-70%. It also protects the right side of the colon. It is  the "preferred" screening test for colorectal cancer prevention according to the American College of Gastroenterology Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening 2008. The benefits of colonoscopy are that it is widely available, it examines the entire colon, it allows for single-session diagnosis and treatment, and it need not be uncomfortable when sedation is used.

The stool for blood test (also called the FOBT test) requires that several stool samples be sent for analysis to determine if blood is in the stool. In a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the FOBT test identified only 23.9% of patients who had an advanced pre-cancerous lesion as determined by a colonoscopy performed right after the FOBT test. This test needs to be repeated every two years. It reduces death from colon cancer by 15-33% and is better than no screening at all. It is cheap and safe and easy to do.  Colonoscopy is better at preventing colon cancer. The Asia Pacific consensus recommendations for colorectal cancer screening suggest that this test is appropriate for use in resource-limited countries.

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News Coverage: New colonoscopy options test more people for preventable cancer

Helping Meet the Need in Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge

The Reimer Clinic is proud to be able to serve patients in Waterloo Region with quality colonoscopy services. Out-of-hospital clinics, together with hospitals have collectively eliminated the waiting lists for endoscopic care in our region. The KW Record detailed the options available for residents of Waterloo Region.

 

Colon Cancer Facts

What is colorectal cancer?

Colon cancer is 90% curable if caught early -- if caught late, it is 90% fatal. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in North America. In 2012 the Canadian Cancer Society estimates that 23,300 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 9,200 of us will die from it. Put another way, 1 in 13 men and 1 in 16 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy is the best test to prevent colon cancer.

How does colorectal cancer start?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Colon_cancer.jpgMost cancers develop on the inner lining of the large bowel from gland-type polyps. You can think of polyps as flat lesions, like a pitcher's mound in baseball, or as pedunculated lesions like a mushroom. Some polyps are harmless and others grow to become cancerous. The pathway from normal mucosa, through a polyp stage to a cancer takes about ten years on average. Some cancers are more aggressive and grow more quickly; others more slowly. The photograph shows two polyps and a cancer.

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