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Robert, Stuarts Draft

"I really liked the office experience compared to hospital. The nurses are so helpful and professional. When someone tells me they need a colonoscopy I always tell them Dr. Pou is THE BEST."

Loretta, Staunton

"I couldn't have had nicer people/staff to care for me."

Margaret, Weyers Cave

"I felt comfortable and well informed both before and after the procedure. Thanks to you all for the great job."


"Everyone was professional, understanding, and kind. Thank you Dr. Pou and staff."

Jo-Anne, Harrisonburg

Your facility was wonderful, and made me feel very calm, in particular Marie and your wonderful anesthesiologist. I am a nervous person in terms of medical procedures, and your entire team was so professional and calming.

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Catherine, Bridgewater

"Dr. Pou is very thorough and explains things well. He made me feel confortable as well. I was very impressed with the photos and report!" … read more

Angela, Buena Vista

"Dr. Pou made a necessary procedure into an experience that was not unpleasant. His fabulous staff goes the extra mile. I will recommend Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology to my friends and family … read more

Mark, Elkton

"Dr. Pou seems to care about his patients. That's very rare these days." … read more

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We are proud to be affiliated with these organizations (links open in a new window)

Screening Saves Lives - Reaching 80% by 2018
Javier A. Pou, MD is a member of American College of Gastroenterology [ACG]
Javier A. Pou, MD recognized by leading gastrointestinal medical society for eduction achievement Javier A. Pou, MD is a member of The American Gastroenterological Association [AGA]
Colorectal Cancer Awareness


Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology Center, PLLC Newest Collaborator in National Quality Improvement Registry "GIQuIC" Measures Quality of Endoscopy Services

February 2018 — Dr. Pou announced that he has joined a national data registry to track and document the quality of colonoscopy. The new quality initiative, the Gastrointestinal Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd., or GIQuIC, is a non-profit collaboration whose objective is to provide reliable and relevant measures of endoscopic quality that give physicians meaningful information they can use to improve patient care. Learn more by reading the full press release.

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2017 Interview

Bob Corso of WHSV TV3 interviews Dr. Javier A. Pou about what happens during a colonoscopy and who should have a colonoscopy.

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John Andretti, race car driver, advocates for early detection

The video below is offered by Fox Sports. John Andretti speaks frankly about his battles with colon cancer. He poignantly regrets the burden his illness has placed on his wife and children, going on to say that he could have avoided putting them through the anxiety of his battle with cancer if he had simply submitted to the procedure earlier.

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Know what to expect before your procedure

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.

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Colonoscopy For Dummies will teach you some important things you need to know about this routine procedure, including

Why is a colonoscopy preventative healthcare?

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 …

Click on the image above or here to learn more about Colorectal Cancer and why you should schedule a colonoscopy for yourself or a loved one today.

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