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What is partial colonoscopy

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
All procedures have complication risks, influenced by findings and/or pathology and the physician’s experience. The presence of a narrowing may increa... Read More

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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Probably : Best is total colon removal because leaving diseased colon in place would keep you at risk for more colon cancers in the future, and you would need fr... Read More
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Full colon removal: One of the main indications for removing the colon in uc is for cancer prevention and/ or treatment. The disease is seen through out the colon and of... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Probably : Best is total colon removal because leaving diseased colon in place would keep you at future risk for more colon cancers in the future, and you would ... Read More
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Total colectomy: Given the history of uc and now the changes to colon cancer, you need to have the entire colon removed. There is a possibility that you could still h... Read More
Dr. William Hammond
Hematology and Oncology 49 years experience
Lesser Rx possible: The answers by drs. Fung and hoepfner are correct for "standard of care." however, a partial colectomy with sampling of at least 10 nodes could be con... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: Adhesions occur from pror surgery. Was there past surgery? External adhesions would be rare to cause colon obstruction. If there was prior colon surge... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the co... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 38 years experience
Colonoscopies : A colonoscopy is a procedure where one's colon is carefully inspected with a colonoscopy, a lighted, flexible telescope. Polyps can be removed, tumors... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not usually..: The colon-prep is often the most difficult part for people, not the colonoscopy itself. Often the person is under conscious-sedation and thus not real... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Duman
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Easily can be done: Colonoscopy can usually be achieved with no sedation if the patient is willing and motivated. Talk to your doctor to see if this is a good option for... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final co... Read More

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