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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Summa Health System specializes in providing cancer screenings, including colonoscopies to screen for colon and rectal cancer. Our team of fellowship-trained, board-certified gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons are specially trained to perform the procedure.

Whether you or a loved one need a colonoscopy, our team is here to provide you with individualized, expert care. Screening services are offered at a number of convenient locations throughout Northeast Ohio. 

Request a colonoscopy.  You can schedule an evaluation or an appointment online or call toll-free (888) 388-2381.

More than 45 health plans contract with Summa Health System because of its excellent reputation for providing the highest quality, compassionate care to its patients and members. Most healthcare plans cover colorectal screenings; check with your provider to determine what is covered in your plan.  

Colorectal Care – Summa’s leading expertise

At Summa, cancer treatment is more than simply treating a disease. Our physicians, nurses and support staff combine the latest technology and medical practices with compassion. The result is comprehensive, patient-centered care delivered in a way that promotes physical and persoanl healing.

Summa takes a comprehensive approach to surgical treatment of the colon and rectum. From open procedures to the latest minimally invasive techniques, Summa surgeons lead the community in terms of experience. Summit counties' only five board-certified colon and rectal surgeons practice exclusively at Summa Health System hospitals.

With our trusted Cancer Care Navigators, colorectal cancer patients have a trusted person they can work with from diagnosis through all phases of treatment and beyond. Their role is to help patients navigate through the hospital system, reducing unnecessary stress. The team is a resource for patients and family members who need information, just want to talk or are dealing with problems in relation to their care – financial, emotions, etc. They are an important part of Summa’s patient-centered care program.

Summa Health System offers complete screening, diagnostic and cancer care services.

Did you know the following about Summa’s cancer care program?

  • Summa has the largest cancer program in Summit County.
  • High-quality, compassionate cancer care is offered at Summa’s five Ohio locations in Akron, Medina, Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls.
  • We also provide digital mammography screening services for breast cancer and low-dose CT scans for lung cancer.
  • We have minimally invasive surgery options, including robotic surgery, which results in shorter recovery time.
  • Summa Health System is a leader in stereotactic radiosurgery and biotherapy.
  • Multiple Summa hospitals are recognized for quality by the Commission on Cancer.
  • Patient follow-up is an essential part of recovery. At Summa, we do it for life.
  • Summa Health System offers more cancer focused clinical trials across more locations than any other cancer program in the area.