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Is it more advisable to get a colonoscopy at a surgical outpatient center vs a doctor's office? Is propofol safe to use as anesthesia during it?

Is it more advisable to get a colonoscopy at a surgical outpatient center vs a doctor's office?  Is propofol safe to use as anesthesia during it?

Both safe: But the more medical issues/problems the better off at an ambulatory center but it really depends on what the comfort level of the office people as well as what kind of problems/complication they are prepared to handle. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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What to do if I have a leep cone procedure done in their doctors office?

What to do if I have a leep cone procedure done in their doctors office?

Its ok: LEEPs are tolerated very well in the office. Your doctor will use a speculum just as they did with the pap smear. They will clean and numb the cervix with anesthetic which will cause a little pinching. You may have some cramping during the procedure. It is a relatively short procedure, lasting about 5 minutes. ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy normally done in an office?

Outpatient procedure: It is commonly done in outpatient surgery area where there is monitoring equipment available as there is sue of sedation during the procedure, so patients need to be monitored for a couple of hours...Something not typically available in a doctors office. ...Read more

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My doc ordered a colonoscopy for me since I am over 50. Can anyone give me the real 411 on this procedure?

My doc ordered a colonoscopy for me since I am over 50. Can anyone give me the real 411 on this procedure?

Colonoscopy 411: The importance of colonoscopy is to screen for colo-rectal cancer, the #3 most common cause of cancer death in both men and women in america. The procedure is started by giving you some sedation to put you almost to sleep. A small camera is then inserted into your anus and snaked up your colon and photographs and (if needed) samples are collected. Not nearly as bad as it sounds. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a colonoscopy these days? I tried to make an appt with the physician but got no response.

What is the procedure for a colonoscopy these days?  I tried to make an appt with the physician but got no response.

USUAL STEPS: You will be instructed to take a clear liquid diet and not to eat after the evening prior to the procedure. The most important part is to drink all the golitely which will cause diarrhea until stool completely clears and only water is what you see. Its very important to be clean so that minute polyps can be seen and removed and no lesion missed. ...Read more

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I recently underwent a endoscopy/colonoscopy procedure. My doctor said after seeing my biopsies that i had "underlying" colitis. What is that?

I recently underwent a endoscopy/colonoscopy procedure. My doctor said after seeing my biopsies that i had "underlying" colitis. What is that?

Ask the doctor: What he/she means. Unless there is a pathology report to go on, I do not know what your doctor is thinking or considering. Wait for the pathology report & see your doctor for a follow up to discuss the findings. ...Read more