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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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A necessary procedure

In a comforting atmosphere

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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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Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology Center, PLLC is the newest collaborator in National Quality Improvement Registry [GIQuIC] measuring quality of endoscopy services
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]
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Get Screened Earlier For Colorectal Cancer, Urges American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society says routine screening should begin at age 45, rather than 50, reflecting the rise of colorectal cancer in younger patients.

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Bob Corso of WHSV TV3 Interviews Dr. Pou

Browse our site for resources and tools. Learn how to prepare. Know what to expect.

Consider this blog by Danny Zollars

Dr. Pou had the pleasure to meet Danny at a GI conference where Danny shared the patient perspective with doctors. There is a lot of depth to Danny's blog. Be sure to visit the archive pages.

Danny Zollars was diagnosed with Stage 4 rectal cancer at the age of 33 and found to have liver and lung metastases. He has undergone more than 30 surgeries and other procedures, 28 days of radiation therapy, weeks of hospital stays and months of chemotherapy to combat the disease. He was able to do all of this while being a part of two Stanley Cup Championships as the VP of Marketing for the LA Kings.

Danny's battle against this horrible disease has been ongoing for more than 4 1/2 years, and he will spend the first two months of 2018 sitting in the chemo chair to hold back multiple tumors in his lungs.

Needless to say, Danny has learned the ins and outs of the medical world and has a unique perspective he shares on his blog, Rectal Talk. It can be found at

Danny currently works for Image Engineering as the Executive Vice President of the Western US where he specializes in sports and entertainment production. He resides in LA with his wife Amy and their daughter Zoe.

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Jimmy Kimmel goes to his first colonoscopy with a lot of help from Katie Couric — take a look at this funny video

Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology is the newest collaborator in National Quality Improvement Registry [GIQuIC] measuring quality of endoscopy services.

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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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