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Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Yes: There are many kinds of prep ; they are necessary and safe. ...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 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 it safe to donate plasma after having a colonoscopy procedure?

Is it safe to donate plasma after having a colonoscopy procedure?

no probelm: Colonoscopy should not affect your health in anyway to prevent you from doing what you want to do. ...Read more

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How to use Suprep Bowel Prep Kit for patient. Colonoscopy.

How to use Suprep Bowel Prep Kit for patient. Colonoscopy.

Here's helpful link: ...and video: http://www.suprepkit.com/dose-instruction.htm (in English and Spanish versions) ...Read more

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What would be the reason for having a patient who's had subtotal colectomy with Ileostomy placement undergo a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema test?

What would be the reason for having a patient who's had subtotal colectomy with Ileostomy placement undergo a Fluroscopic Single Contrast Enema test?

Many reasons: If it was subtotal colectomy with anasthomosis to rectum and protective iliostomy then most likley it's to check the anasthomosis prior to iliostomy closure ...Read more

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Is a biopsy a mandatory procedure before removing fibroids?

Is a biopsy a mandatory procedure before removing fibroids?

No.: I routinely treat patient's fibroids using uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) without a biopsy. I do require an MRI to evaluate the fibroid, the rest of the uterus, and the blood supply to make sure that ufe is going to be safe and effective. ...Read more

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How willbeing sedated for a dental procedure feel?

How willbeing sedated for a dental procedure feel?

Patients are relaxed: Relaxed, sleepy and calm... Sometimes sedation makes it possible for a patient who would avoid dental treatment to have their treatment done. If this is the case, sedation can be a big benefit, as fear of the dentist has cost so many people their teeth. Sedation (sleep) dentistry is helping patients to have dental care. ...Read more

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Is MRSA screening before cosmetic surgery done all the time?

Is MRSA screening before cosmetic surgery done all the time?

No: Unless there is a good reason to check, it's not done. If there is a concern then antibiotics for MRSA can be given at the time of surgery go minimize infection. ...Read more

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How to prep for a colonoscopy?

How to prep for a colonoscopy?

Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read more

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The Whipple IRE procedure: Will I be given a choice between an epidural (PCEA) or having a PCA at the anesthesiologist's pre-surgical consultation?

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The Whipple IRE procedure: Will I be given a choice between an epidural (PCEA) or having a PCA at the anesthesiologist's pre-surgical consultation?

Anasthesia : the post op PCA is normally (if ordered) a decision made by your surgeon. Talk to the surgeon about the PCA. The epidural is a talk between you and the anesthesiologist pre-op. ...Read more

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What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

Varies: Depends. If it is a rubber band office procedure, it constricts the internal hemorrhoid veins. Surgery may remove external and internal hemorrhoid veins, or ligate them. Surgical stapling can excise the veins and loose internal lining. ...Read more

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Can a capsule endoscopy replace an upper endoscopy &colonoscopy for a 3 year old? Is the same prep required for the capsule endoscopy?

Can a capsule endoscopy replace an upper endoscopy &colonoscopy for a 3 year old? Is the same prep required for the capsule endoscopy?

Possibly: If you are at an academic center working with pediatric GI and radiology specialists, this can be a great alternative if you just need to look. If they think biopsies are going to be needed, then won't work. And, unfortunately, you do need pretty much the same cleanout so you can get good images form the camera and be able to see what is really going on. Child also has to be able to swallow camera ...Read more

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Is the preparation for a colonoscopy really uncomfortable?

Depends: I find that several preps suprep, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) snapple prep are fairly tolerable. The traditional 4 liters of GoLytely was very difficult to take and did not taste that great. Some patients still use it today, but there are much easier, better preps. ...Read more

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Is it the norm to get scheduled for a colonoscopy for hemorrhoids without anyone even checking visually for hemorrhoids? This procedure is costly.

Is it the norm to get scheduled for a colonoscopy for hemorrhoids without anyone even checking visually for hemorrhoids?  This procedure is costly.

Not the norm ...: But it all depends on the specific scenario & what symptoms are reported. If there is bright red rectal bleeding, nothing else, in a 35 year old, physical exam for hemorrhoids would come first. But if there are additional symptoms, and the person is of the age/risk level to need a colonoscopy for screening, then that procedure would be recommended. It is prudent to question these kinds of tests ...Read more

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What are the routine tests performed before bariatric surgery?

What are the routine tests performed before bariatric surgery?

Depends: Blood work. Some like to check for stones in the gallbladder - some like cardiac work up if indicated. ...Read more

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