Colonoscopy Beverly Hills & Los Angeles

colonoscopy beverly hills los angelesColonoscopy is an invasive non surgical procedure, which enables the doctor to see the lower section of the gastrointestinal track which consists of the large-intestine or the colon. Patients undergoing this colon-rectal invasive procedure are sedated before insertion of the endoscopic instrument through the anal fissure which moves through the gastrointestinal pathway all through the length of the large-intestinal track. This flexible medical device, which is fitted with a camera and a light source and also a hollow pathway for insertion of certain therapeutic tools, is designed to conduct biopsies, detect polyps inside the colon track, perform band ligation or just visualize the colon tissues for obstructions and abnormalities inside the pathway.

A colonoscopy is highly suggested for patients those who have been suspected of abnormal tissue growth inside the colon, which often leads to pre-cancerous growth and thus needs to be removed in order to prevent them from developing into colon cancer at a later stage.

For patients suffering from piles, hemorrhoid banding (rubber banding) is an extremely fast, painless and convenient non-surgical procedure which can also be performed with the help of a Colonoscopy. Hemorrhoid banding ligation has a success rate of more than 95% and has been clinically recorded as a faster and effective treatment for piles than all the over the counter drugs that were earlier prescribed to the patients. The colonoscopic hemorrhoid banding is also a painless procedure (as the banding is done above the nerve line) and is well accepted for registering reduced rate of hemorrhoid reoccurrences among patients.

It has been articulated in a many a clinical studies that every adult individual must get their colon checked, once they have reached the age of 50. However, for Afro-American citizens those who have recorded statistically higher risks of developing colon cancer must get their colon examined once they have hit the age of 45.

Indications that are preemptive for colonoscopic screening are:

  • Pain in the belly
  • Loss of appetite for a prolonged period of time
  • Conditions like Anemia
  • Anal Bleeding
  • History of colon cancer in the family
  • When you physician doubts of you having a bowel disease like Crohn’s disease or an ulcerative colitis
  • When the physician doubts of finding additional and abnormal tissue mass inside the colon track

Apart from the standard Colonoscopy, Third-Eye Colonoscopy, which is the more recent technological development of the existing procedure, provides gives a backward view of the colon, in addition to the colonoscopic front viewing camera. The Third-Eye Colonoscopy helps the physician to detect intestinal polyps with greater than 25%-40% more accuracy. Hence, this instrument has been specially designed to locate polyps that remained undetected with earlier colonoscopic procedures.

Though there has always been a fear related to colonoscopic preparations which in general takes around 2 weeks, but in reality it’s not that complex. Always make sure that you inform your physician about the medicines you take or if you have any health conditions and allergies before doing the colonoscopy. In addition, you must also notify the physician if you had any surgery done on your belly because surgeries like appendix or hysterectomy can scar the tissues around your colon.

For 24 hours before the Colonoscopy procedure patients are advised to take clear liquid diet and avoid the intake of any solid food or dairy products, which can impair the camera vision during the procedure.

Though routine Colonoscopy takes only around 30 minutes, however, the whole end-to-end procedure can always take 2-3 hours.

Colonoscopy is covered by medical insurance which allows routine screening of the colon for bowel diseases and colon cancer and so is considered as an essential diagnostic tool for all patients who do feel uncomfortable inside their belly.