Endoscopy of Large Intestine – PreOp® Patient Education #surgery, #cancer

Endoscopy of Large Intestine – PreOp® Patient Education #surgery, #cancer


On the day of your operation, you will be
asked to put on a surgical go You may receive a sedative by mouth and an
intravenous line may be put in. You will then be transferred to the operating
table. To create a better viewing area, your doctor
may introduce air into your colon, which may cause you to have a feeling of fullness. The doctor will then lubricate your rectum
and gently insert the endoscope, guiding it into your colon. You may feel some pressure or tugging, but
you shouldn’t feel pain. To better examine abnormal-looking tissues,
your doctor may choose to take one or more biopsies. Small instruments sent through the interior
of the endoscope are able to painlessly remove small samples of tissue with a small scissor
like tool by simply snipping them free. Finally, after a thorough exam, the endoscope
is carefully removed. Any tissue specimens removed during the procedure
will be sent immediately to a lab for microscopic analysis. Your doctor will tell you when to expect results
from those tests.

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