Colonoscopy

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DRP Surgery offers one of the most comprehensive arrays of technologically advanced colonoscopy solutions at its facilities. Our innovative and specialized medical equipment and facilities supported by a highly experienced medical staff ensure a quality, timely and quick screening colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy is an examination of the inside of the rectum and entire colon using a colonoscope to detect symptoms of many diseases such as colon cancer, bleeding, abdominal pain, colon blockage, constipation and irritable bowel. Colonoscopy is exercised by a colonoscopy specialist to evaluate the inside of the colon with a four foot long, flexible tube called colonoscope, a camera and a source of light at its tip. During the examination, the tube is inserted into the anus of the patient, and then advanced into the rectum and colon.

Why do you need a colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy can be used to detect cancer of the colon or colon polyps. In addition, a colonoscopy may be recommended to diagnose and treat colon and rectum diseases such as:

  • Abdominal pain,
  • Anemia,
  • Bleeding symptoms,
  • Bowel movement changes,
  • Colon polyps,
  • Colorectal cancer screening,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis,
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, and
  • Unexplained weight loss.

Types of colonoscopy

Colonoscopy: It is a procedure that involves insertion of a colonoscope into the large intestine through the anus. The colonoscope contains a camera to transmit pictures of the inner portion of the colon to a video screen.
Virtual colonoscopy: A computerized tomography (CT) scans the large intestine using X-ray images. VC is not an actual endoscopy procedure does not need any colonoscope to insert into the large intestine.

Colonoscopy procedure:

  1. Insertion of an intravenous line into the back of your hand to provide medications,
  2. Medications are given to provide deep sedation and feel no pain,
  3. Laying of the patient in a position that suits the procedure,
  4. Insertion of colonoscope through the anus and up into the colon,
  5. Withdrawal of the colonoscope and taking photographs,
  6. Removal of colon polyps, if found any, and
  7. Sending tissue for analysis to determine if the polyp is cancerous.

Immediately after the colonoscopy procedure, you can expect:

  • Bloating,
  • Gas, and
  • Mild cramping.

You may have something to drink and eat about one hour after you are fully awake. Interestingly, you can go home after about four hours.

Whether you need a colonoscopy for the screening of colon cancer, bleeding, abdominal pain, colon blockage, constipation or irritable bowel, DRP Surgery delivers you the best colonoscopy solutions in the least amount of time. At DRP Surgery, all colonoscopy procedures are done under the supervision of Rajesh S Padmanabhan, MD, FACS, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Testimonial:

‘I was so glad I had my colonoscopy with Dr. P. He found a small cancer site before it became a large issue and…’
N. Borrego