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Colonoscopy need IV insertion?

Colonoscopy need IV insertion?

Maybe: I have performed colonoscopies with no sedation. In that case no IV is required. Otherwise, ivs are used for Propofol or versed sedation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Lappas
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Sigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a flexible fiberoptic camera or specially designed scope to examine the inside of the colon. Because the procedure only examines the left side of the colon (in an area called the sigmoid), it is termed sigmoidoscopy. This is to differentiate it from a colonoscopy, where the entire right and left side of the colon is examined. A sigmoidoscopy ...Read more


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Is flexible sigmascope painful without sedation?

Is flexible sigmascope painful without sedation?

Lasts 3-5 minutes: Sigmoidoscopy involves insertion of a flexible tube into your rectum, advanced anywhere from 35 to 70 cm. Air is used to inflate the colon during this process. If awake, you may feel distension from the air & pressure of scope passage. Everyone's threshold for discomfort varies so some don't feel sigmoidoscopy as uncomfortable at all while others register much discomfort from the same stimuli. ...Read more

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Is a barium enema an uncomfortable procedure?

Is a barium enema an uncomfortable procedure?

Barium enema: It is painful, and usually useless except for verymspecific circumstances. If you primary ordered it, see a, gastroenterologist. They miss 50% of polyps, and 15% of cancers. ...Read more

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Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

EGD: If you are referring to an EGD where the use a scope to look into your esophagus and stomach, then it should be painless since they will sedate you first. ...Read more

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Is an open trochanteric bursectomy with itb lengthening done in outpatient?

Is an open trochanteric bursectomy with itb lengthening done in outpatient?

Yes: It is generally a small procedure even though the incision size varies. Usually, you can go home within an hour after surgery. It can also be done arthroscopically. ...Read more

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Does a flexible sigmoidoscopy detect bowel cancer ?

Does a flexible sigmoidoscopy detect bowel cancer ?

Sigmoidoscopy: This procedure looks only at your lower bowel in contrast to a colonoscopy that should look at your entire bowel. All the best sorting through this. ...Read more

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Digital rectal exam lithomy position?

Digital rectal exam lithomy position?

May depend on doctor: A good position for a rectal exam is a one where the anus is accessible to the doctor's finger, and the doctor feels he is able to get a really good exam: lying on the side, bent over the examination table, or lying down with feet in stirrup (lithotomy position), etc... The position is not that important. What's important is that the dr. Is able to reach and feel everything he wants to examine. ...Read more

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Will i be sedated for a rigid sigmoidoscopy? What is a rigid sigmoidoscopy?

Will i be sedated for a rigid sigmoidoscopy? What is a rigid sigmoidoscopy?

Usually no sedation: Rigid sigmoidoscopy is a short, straight scope that is used to examine only the rectum and lower part of the sigmoid colon. This exam usually only takes a couple of minutes and is typically done in the office without sedation. ...Read more

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Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Yes, it is outpatien: This surgery is considered ambulatory and patients go home the same day. Most of the time the catheter is left in place to drain the bladder and promote healing. This is removed in 3 to 5 days. The outcome is extremely good. ...Read more

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Can a general surgeon do the following procedure: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)?

Can a general surgeon do the following procedure:  endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)?

GI doctor: It is typically a gastroenterologist who does ercp's. It is pretty rare that a general surgeon will do an ercp. ...Read more

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Are rehabilitation procedure for cervical lordosis painful?

Are rehabilitation procedure for cervical lordosis painful?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. No pain no gain to a point. ...Read more

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Colon:2x3cm non lifting flat lesion(malignant suspicion)couldnot be removed by polypectomy, needs segmental surgical resection.Surgery or laparoscopy?

Colon:2x3cm non lifting flat lesion(malignant  suspicion)couldnot be removed by polypectomy, needs segmental surgical resection.Surgery or laparoscopy?

Either way: Must be removed , laparoscopic surgery will have slightly quicker recovery, less pain , due to your cardiac surgery which ever takes shorter operation time time you should choose, increased intra abdominal pressure may not be good for you as in laparoscopy discuss with your surgeon and cardiologist ...Read more

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What does a flexible sigmoidoscopy involve?

Camera: You get a camera inserted through your rectum to examine the rectum and the sigmoid colon. You may or may not be offered anesthesia for this procedure. You need to at least have an enema before the procedure to cleanse the colon, and sometimes a laxatives preparation the day before. ...Read more

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What is the m.I.L.D. Procedure, minimally invasive lumbar diskectomy?

What is the m.I.L.D. Procedure, minimally invasive lumbar diskectomy?

A few variations: Minimally invasive lumbar diskectomies are when spine surgeons utilize a small retractor or tube through which they gain access to the spine. They can then perform surgery in a minimally invasive way to remove a herniated disk in your back. ...Read more

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I've tenesmus a year, colonoscopy, pelvic tomography and magnetic resonance normal, did 3 rubber band ligation for tiny hemorrhoids. It would be ibs?

I've tenesmus a year, colonoscopy, pelvic tomography and magnetic resonance normal, did 3 rubber band ligation for tiny hemorrhoids. It would be ibs?

After the tests: Hello, After all tests are done, if you are left with that sinking feeling that nothing is really diagnosibly wrong with you yet your symptoms are worse than ever, consider the global artistry of bowel health is not always about diagnosis but rather about the practice and strategic approach to a better functioning bowel. I believe your treatable issue will likely take more than a quick tip. ...Read more

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What preparation is required for the flexible sigmoidoscopy?

What preparation is required for the flexible sigmoidoscopy?

Flex sig: Usually two enemas. Again, this is a procedure for the history books. Almost always an indication for a sigmoidoscopy is an indication for a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Is snare polypectomy used for hemmroid surgery?

Is snare polypectomy used for hemmroid surgery?

No, but banding is.: Appropriately sized internal hemorrhoids can be treated by rubber band ligation, often in the office without anesthesia. This is a tried and true treatment for bothersome internal hemorrhoids. Snare polypectomy is a technique used during colonoscopy to remove larger polypoid growths in the colon. ...Read more

Dr. Kristi Moffat
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Proctosigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Proctosigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon (just above the rectum) using a narrow, rigid scope with a built-in light. A small amount of air is usually introduced to distend the bowel, allowing for a better view. Generally, a limited prep is helpful, but not always necessary. ...Read more