Duration of Treatmentusually takes 20-30 minutes.
Days of Stayusually two in daycare procedure in the hospital
Anesthesialocal anaesthesia or sedation
What is Colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a procedure that used to evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms inside of the colon and rectum. Colonoscopy is done to know the ulcers, polyps, cancer and reason for abdominal pain. The colon is about 3 to 5 feet long.
Colonoscopy signs include:
- Abdominal Pain
- Blood in stool
- Lose weight
- Severe constipation
Colonoscopy risk factor includes:-
- Risks of anaesthesia
- Temporary dizziness
- Abdominal pain
- Damage to the rectum or colon wall
- Before the colonoscopy patient should take special diet for like low fibre food, drink more liquid diet and avoid meat and rich fibre food.
- Gastrologist will advise taking laxative drugs or enemas a night before the colonoscopy for clean out the bowel.
- The gastrologist may be asked to skip aspirin.
- Before procedures, the gastrologist will guide you about benefits and risk factor of colonoscopy.
- During the procedures, gastrologist inserts a long, flexible tube (colonoscope) into the rectum and colon.
- The colonoscopy also has a tiny video camera at its tip that helps to view the colon better viewing.
- If needed during the procedures tissue samples can be taken for biopsy test.
- The doctor will give complete information about post care of procedures, regarding recovery; proper caring of the anus, taking medications and managing.
- Patients are allowed to stand and walk 1 hour of the procedure.
- Patients are advised take normal diet.
Colonoscopy is a safe procedure with less risk. The success rate of colonoscopy is more than 99 % but still, it’s depending on patient condition and gastrologist experience.
faqs from doctor
- Are you board-certified gastrologist?
- How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
- How many colonoscopies are you doing every day?
- Does your hospital certify to perform these types of colonoscopy?
- Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
- Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
- How should I prepare for this surgery?
- How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
- What are risk factors for this type of colonoscopy?
- Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
- What type of results can I expect?
- Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
- Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my colonoscopy?
18 Years of Experience
Uttar Pradesh, India