Alpine Surgical is committed to practicing safe and reliable surgery to treat all types of Colonic & Rectal Polyps.
To schedule a consultation with us, click here.
A colonoscopy is a safe procedure that is carried out as a day procedure. A day prior to the scheduled colonoscopy date, bowel cleansing is needed. Bowel cleansing involves ingestion of bowel laxatives with subsequent passage of multiple episodes of stools. Drinking adequate fluids is essential to ensure adequate hydration. On the day of the scope, sedation will be administered in the endoscopy room prior to starting the colonoscopy. After the patient is adequately sedated and in a semi-unconscious state, the scope is then introduced through the anus. The endoscopist will then manoeuver the scope, through a combination of angulating the flexible tip and gentle pushing pressure, to reach the caecum. The caecum is the first portion of the large intestine and the scope is then slowly withdrawn to allow careful inspection of the lining of the colon. Contrary to common belief, the inspection is done during withdrawal and not during insertion. Any polyps noted with be removed and any suspicious lesions will be biopsied. The colonoscopy procedure can be combined with ligation (tying up) of piles which is carried out at the end of the colonoscopy procedure.