Colorectal Cancer — Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older. You can manage your risk by getting screened. Learn more.
Dr. Pou recognized by leading gastrointestinal medical society for educational achievement … read more about this prestigious award.
Dr. Pou is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at Bridgewater College of Virginia. He received his medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine … learn more
Dr. Pou and Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology provides the expertise and knowledge that both meet and exceed the national benchmarks for patent safety and procedure quality. View the 2013 Quality Report and learn more.
"I was extremely pleased with Dr. Pou. He made me feel very comfortable and exceeded my expectations. His staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful when making my appointment, during patient teaching and ensuring my needs were met. Very impressed!! Kudos!!" January 2013
We added more videos to our resources page. Take some time to watch them so that you will know how to prepare, what to expect during your upper endoscopy or colonoscopy, and post procedure information. Let us know if you have any questions before your appointment! We are here to help you.
Colonoscopy For Dummies will teach you some important things you need to know about this routine procedure, including
Colonoscopy may be recommended as a screening test for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Annually, approximately 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in the United States and 50,000 people die from the disease. It has been estimated that increased awareness and screening would save at least 30,000 lives each year. Learn more …