The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has produced educational videos for patients to learn about endoscopic procedures and the conditions they are used to diagnose and treat.
Upper Endoscopy and ColonoscopyIn the following educational videos about upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, ASGE doctors walk viewers through both procedures featuring real patients from preparation instructions to what happens during the procedures and what to expect after the exams. Click on the links below:
Myths About Colorectal CancerASGE has produced an educational video dispelling colorectal cancer myths. To learn the facts about this disease from an ASGE doctor, click on the links below.
Public Service Announcements
"Act Now"This video was created by ASGE Trainee Member Victoria Gomez, MD, Mayo Clinic Florida, and chosen as
the recipient of the 2013 ASGE Community Outreach Award for Trainees. Her colon cancer awareness video
urges patients to "Act Now" and get screened for colon cancer. The Community Outreach Award for Trainees
is aimed at recognizing Trainee doctors for doing good works in their community related to digestive health.
The 2013 award is for raising awareness about colon cancer screening and prevention through the creation of a
short patient education video.
"Catch a Killer: Get Screened for Colon Cancer"Starring CSI:NY actor Hill Harper. The PSA reminds African-Americans to get screened for colon cancer. Guidelines suggest that those at average risk begin screening at age 50, however, some studies have shown that African-Americans are more frequently diagnosed with colon cancer at a younger age, leading some experts to suggest that African-Americans should begin screening at age 45.
This PSA was made possible by a grant from Fujinon Endoscopy, a division of Fujifilm