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Gastro encouraging mac sedation for colonoscopy. Should i feel comfortable w him even tho i decided for twilight sedation as suggested by primary md?

Gastro encouraging mac sedation for colonoscopy. Should i feel comfortable w him even tho i decided for twilight sedation as suggested by primary md?

Feel comfortable: The gastro specialist I am sure does the procedure often and is familiar with the type of sedation that would be safe. Feel comfortable and ask the docs why the have different opinions on the sedation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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Can i still have a screening colonoscopy (am due now) when i enter the md's office with white coat syndrome?

Sure...: But you won't get a colonoscopy without getting prepped (cleaned out) first. You get sedation before and during the procedure. Your vital signs will be monitored throughout. Your blood pressure should be well controlled in that environment. If your BP is dangerously high, e.g. 200/110, no screening for you that day the BP would be the bigger and more pressing issue. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop effient 5 days before colonoscopy? Cardiac md ok but we are concerned. Stemi 10/2013,complicated. Re clotted 20 min after stent

Is it safe to stop effient 5 days before colonoscopy? Cardiac md ok but we are concerned. Stemi 10/2013,complicated. Re clotted 20 min after stent

Antiplatelet Rx: No precise literature guidance;talk to a local cardiologist or hematologist about bridging options to the colonoscopy off the antiplatelet(s) proportionate to your coagulation system capabilities ...Read more

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What type of doctor does colonoscopies?

What type of doctor does colonoscopies?

Gastroenterologist: Also called GI specialist(gastro-entero-logist).

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What can colonoscopy results tell a doctor?

What can colonoscopy results tell a doctor?

Lesions in bowel: Colonoscopy is a method for direct visualization of the entire colon from several cm. above the rectum to the splenic and hepatic flexures to the cecum. it allows for examination of the tissue of the bowel, allowing for biopsies and identification and biopsy of any inflammatory process to lesions such as polyps, carcinomas and obstructing processes. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs colonoscopies?

What kind of doctor performs colonoscopies?

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is the person you should contact for this. ...Read more

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At what age would my doctor recremend that I have a colonoscopy?

Variable: Normal risk(for colon cancer) persons without concerning symptoms(like blood in the stool) usually don't need to start screening with colonoscopies until age 50. Various medical ailments like inflammatory bowel disease, a familial history of colon cancer or polyps or certain genetic syndrome or concerning symptoms will push recommendations for screening earlier. ...Read more

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What are some reasons a doctor would not be able to do a colonoscopy?

What are some reasons a doctor would not be able to do a colonoscopy?

Several: Poor prep is the most common reason, followed by a colon obstruction from tumor, stricture or inflammation. Then comes prior surgeries and adhesions. Of course general medical condition may be bad enough to Prohibit a surgical procedure. Most experienced endoscopists rarely are unable to complete a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What does the doctor do during a colonoscopy and what is he looking for?

Purpose: colonoscopy: The premiere purpose is to prevent colon cancer. Almost all colon cancer starts with a benign growth, a polyp, which takes ten years to become cancer. Removing polyps during test eliminates risk for cancer! can also look for other diseases (colitis, diverticulitis). ...Read more

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