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Colonoscopy

Shanti Gopal Hospital offers colonoscopy service in which an examination is done by viewing the inside of the colon and rectum, by using a tool called a Colonoscope.

The Colonoscope tool has a small camera attached to a flexible tube that can reach the length of the colon.

Procedure:
  • The tool is gently inserted through the anus, carefully moved into the beginning of the large intestine. The scope is slowly advanced as far as the lowest part of the small intestine.
  • To provide a better view, air is inserted through the scope. Suction to be used to remove stool or fluid.
  • Doctor get to know better as the scope is moved back out. Hence, a more careful exam is done while the scope is being pulled back.
  • Tissue samples are to be removed using tiny tools inserted through the scope. Photos may be taken using the camera at the end of the scope. If needed, procedures, such as laser therapy, are also done.