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1301 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Phone: (757) 412-4919

Virginia Beach Cancer Screening, Screening Colonoscopy, Endoscopy & Gastroenterology Consultations

The Center for Health and Cancer Prevention is a gastroenterology practice serving Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Portsmouth, and is exclusively focused on:

1) Colon Cancer screenings 

2) Diagnostic Gastroenterology tests : upper endoscopies, colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopy

3) gastroenterology consultations 

All cancer screenings and evaluations are performed at our Virginia Beach office by Dr. Keith Berger, M.D., who is Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.  Dr. Berger’s training includes Harvard College, Duke University Medical Center, and Yale University. 

Dr. Berger has safely performed over 60,000 colonoscopies. 

Dr. Berger sees self or physician referred patients.

Reasons to see Dr. Berger

1. A screening colonoscopy is recommended if you are over 50.  Colonoscopies are also advised if you have factors that put you at higher risk for cancer (e.g. family member(s) with colon polyps or colon cancer, smoking, or history of breast cancer).

2.  A Colonoscopy would evaluate your colon (large bowel) if you have symptoms like blood in your stool, changes in bowel habits, unexplained abdominal pain, or anemia (low blood count). 

3. You experience unexplained weight loss which could be an early sign of colon cancer.

4. You are having frequent heartburn (acid reflux), or difficulty swallowing, or another ‘upper’ abdominal symptom which requires upper endoscopy (a brief procedure to examine your esophagus, stomach and small bowel)

All of our procedures and consultations are performed in our office on 1st Colonial Road near Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Our office is American Association of Ambulatory Healthcare Centers (AAAHC) certified and passes the same safety and quality measures as hospitals and outpatient surgery centers.

Patients undergoing colonoscopy or another procedure receive anesthesia from our experienced Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA’s). Most Gastroenterologist offices in the Hampton Roads area do not use anesthesia, but instead use conscious sedation, where you are given sedatives and you are partially awake for the procedure. 

Anesthesia provides complete sleep and comfort for the entire colonoscopy procedure, with virtually no side effects. Dr. Berger pioneered the use of anesthesia for gastroenterology procedures in the Tidewater area because he is committed to the utmost in patient comfort and safety.

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    What Our Patients Say

PLEASE tell Dr. Berger how much I appreciated his efficiency and painless procedure. And tell his IV nurse that that was the most painless IV that I ever had. I was so impressed with all of you.

Buck H., M.D.  

    What Our Patients Say

A sincere thanks to all of you for being so nice when I had my upper endoscopy. Words can't express my appreciation to Dr. Berger for his understanding and patience. . . I delayed having this procedure for a long time, knowing this would be a problem - maybe insurmountable. I was so embarrassed at my difficulty, but you . . .solved the problem. You're terrific and I am grateful. -

Sylvia B.  

    What Our Patients Say

Thank you so much for the kind and tender treatment I received on my recent visit. . . I hope 10 years from now I'll remember how easy this was! You are a top notch group of people and I appreciate each one of you - from the front desk to everyone in the back! I know the Lord sent me to the right place! -

Donna J.  

    What Our Patients Say

A few weeks ago I visited your office for a long overdue 'routine' colonoscopy. I was surprised how painless and unembarrassing it was. To my surprise, Dr. Berger told me he found a large polyp that he was able to remove. Yikes! Thank God everything turned out okay, but I am extremely grateful to you and your fantastic team (thanks Linda!) for helping me through this! You are all wonderful!

June M.  

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Center for Health and Cancer Prevention

1301 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Phone: (757) 412-4919
Fax: (757) 412-4898    

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