Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that we use to examine the entire length of the large intestine. Colonoscopy can assist in identifying problems with the colon, such as early signs of cancer, inflamed tissue, ulcers, haemorrhoid (piles) and bleeding. Colonoscopy is also used to screen for colorectal cancer.
An endoscope – a long, flexible, lighted tube (also called a colonoscope), is inserted through the rectum into the colon. In addition to allowing visualization of the internal colon, the colonoscope enables the physician to irrigate, suction, inject air, and access the bowel with surgical instruments. During a colonoscopy, our physician may remove tissue for further examination and possibly treat any problems that are discovered