• Ever wonder what the inside of your colon really looks like? 

  • Have you heard of colon polyps but don’t know what they are or why they are removed during colonoscopy? 

  • Would you like to know how screening colonoscopy may prevent colon cancer? 

  • Are you approaching the recommended age of 45 for screening colonoscopy, but are anxious about the procedure?

In this FREE WEBINARMark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, Director, Division of Gastroenterology New York University Langone Medical Center and host Jacqueline Gaulin guide you through the inner workings of the colon, detailing what doctors see during a colonoscopy, and how specific sections of the colon contribute to your digestive health. Dr. Pochapin also shows footage of a colonoscopy with polyp removal – called polypectomy – and of a cancerous colon polyp. He explains the importance of early detection and removal of polyps in the prevention of colon cancer through colorectal cancer (CRC) screening.

In this informational webinar, you will:

  • Take a video tour of the colon with Dr. Mark Pochapin to learn about colon structure and function and see what your doctor sees during colonoscopy.

  • Learn about colon polyps, and how removal of precancerous polyps via polypectomy may prevent colon cancer.

  • Understand the importance of colonoscopy starting at age 45 years for average-risk individuals to help maintain good health and prevent colon cancer.

Meet Your Instructor

Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG

Mark B. Pochapin, MD, is widely known for his dedication to the advancement of clinical excellence, to humanism in patient care, and to the education of medical students and physicians in both the science and art of medicine.

Board certified in Gastroenterology, Dr. Pochapin’s patient practice is focused primarily on advanced gastrointestinal endoscopy, and the prevention, early detection, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers including colorectal, pancreatic, and stomach cancers. His research interests have been centered on innovative endoscopic technologies; prevention of colorectal polyps and cancer; early identification and treatment of pancreatic cysts; and the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Pochapin was formerly the Director of The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, where he was recognized with over 25 teaching awards. He also received the Inaugural Physician of the Year Award from the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Department of Nursing and the Voices Award from the Colon Cancer Alliance for national leadership and advocacy. Dr. Pochapin was presented twice with the prestigious Elliot Hochstein Teaching Award, considered the highest faculty award given by vote of the graduating medical school class to a faculty member, for “the qualities of compassion, skill, and distinction as a physician and teacher.” In addition, he received the Humanism in Medicine Award in recognition of “compassion, sensitivity, respect, and cultural competence in the delivery of care to patients and their families.” Dr. Pochapin has been named eight times to New York Magazine’s Best Doctors in New York.