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FAQs

What is Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is a procedure used to view large intestine (colon and rectum) using an instrument called colonoscope (a flexible tube with a small camera and lens attached). The procedure can detect inflamed tissue, ulcers, and abnormal growths. It is used to diagnose early signs of colorectal cancer, bowel disorders, abdominal pain, muscle spasms, inflamed tissue, ulcers, anal bleeding, and non-dietary weight loss.

What is Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon and rectum. The flexible sigmoidoscope is a special camera which can examine the left side of your large bowel and provide a lot of information to your physician.

What is the difference between Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy?

Flexible sigmoidoscopy enables the doctor to see only the sigmoid colon, whereas colonoscopy allows the doctor to see the entire colon.

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?

When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:

  • Driver’s License or a valid ID
  • Insurance information
  • Referral Letter (if required)
  • Reports, X-Rays, MRI’s, CT scans etc. and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling us directly during our working hours.