University of Nebraska Medical Center

Patient Care

Faculty of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division provide care through Nebraska Medicine and the Omaha VA Medical Center.

  • 45 is the New 50! Colonoscopy is recommended once every 10 years beginning at the age of 45 for healthy men and women. 
  • If there is family history of colorectal cancer, the first colonoscopy should be performed 10 years before the age your first degree relative was diagnosed.
  • It is recommended that African Americans, who have a higher incidence of colon polyps and cancer begin screening at age 40.