A colonoscopy is extremely important for reducing the risk of colon cancer. Studies have shown that colon cancer screening can reduce your risk of colon cancer by up to 90%. Preparing for Your Colonoscopy at Vancouver Cambie Surgery Centre
You will receive detailed preparation instructions before your colonoscopy at Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver. This includes what foods you can eat, and which laxatives to take before your colonoscopy.
The doctor uses a colonoscope, which is a long and flexible tubular instrument that has a mini video camera at the end. The end is inserted into the patient's rectum, and by adjusting the controls on the colonoscope, the doctor can gently guide the instrument in any direction. This allows for the inspection of the colon lining to detect medical problems such as ulceration, intestinal inflammation, bleeding or cancer.
If there is anything abnormal found during your colonoscopy, such as a polyp (an abnormal growth on the inner lining of the intestine) or inflamed tissue, the doctor can painlessly remove all or part of it using the tiny instruments that are passed through the scope. The patient will get a sedative and pain medicine to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
After the Colonoscopy at Cambie Surgery Centre Vancouver
After the colonoscopy, which takes about 30 to 60 minutes, the biopsy is sent to a lab for testing.
The patient may need to stay in the clinic for an additional one or two hours after the colonoscopy for observation and rest.
If you'd like to learn more about the colonoscopy procedure at Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver, contact them today.