Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician
Dr. Dilip Thakker, M.D., a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician who practiced Internal Medicine in Upstate NY for 27 years. In the last two years, Dr. Thakker (pronounced Tucker) has served as a Hospitalist and Primary care Physician at Monroe Regional Hospital in Aberdeen, Mississippi. In addition to his regular practice, for the past 28 years Dr. Thakker has had extensive training and experience in performing screening colonoscopies and colonoscopies with biopsies and polypectomies (removal of polyps) without any complications to-date; a remarkable record.
Dr. Thakker will be coming to Tippah County Hospital two Saturdays each month starting February 27th to perform consultations and colonoscopies. He stated, “I like to have a full visit with a patient to discuss the procedure and then schedule the colonoscopy; then follow up after the test and go over the findings. Patients are then referred back to their primary health care for follow up.” Tippah County Hospital believes having the service locally with be very beneficial to the community. Patients will not have to drive and be in such discomfort on the road; they can have the colonoscopy here at home on a Saturday and be ready to go right back home.
Recent new guidelines recommend that all persons should start getting a colonoscopy at age 45 and definitely by age 50 (discuss with your doctor). Those who are at risk should consider one earlier based on a conversation with their primary care physician. Additionally, patients having problems can also benefit from the procedure. An early screening colonoscopy is the number one prevention of colon cancer deaths. Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thakker, please call Tippah County Hospital at 662-837-9221.