March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness month the physicians of Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut, PC and the anesthesiologists from Milford Anesthesia Associates, with the assistance of Dr. George Yavorek and Yale New Haven Hospital will once again donate their time, facilities and staff to perform 30 free screening colonoscopies during the 30 days of March 2013.

The current economic climate has resulted in many patients without health insurance choosing to forego a screening colonoscopy because they cannot afford it. The 30-in-30 program is intended to assist those uninsured patients by providing a no-cost screening colonoscopy to be performed in either of our Hamden or Guilford endoscopy centers.

Enrollment for the 2013 30-in-30 program is open. If you or someone you know is without healthcare coverage and is over 50, please call Michele at (203) 281-5171 to inquire about the 30-30 program.

30-in-30 program Results:

  • 47 polyps were removed
  • 7 precancerous
  • 1 cancerous
  • Multiple diagnoses were made of
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Hemorrhoids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***Please note*** Patients with High deductible insurance plans are ineligible