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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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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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What preparation is required for ercp?

What preparation is required for ercp?

ERCP: My god, yes. There is ine GI in the area that does them with few indications. Complications are bleeding, pancreatitis, infection, perforation and death. ...Read more

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Is the preparation for a colonoscopy really uncomfortable?

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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What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy?

What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy?

Liquids and laxative: On the before the colonoscopy, you will be on a liquid diet all day and either drink an electrolyte solution or take a series of tablets-both of which will induce diarrhea. The prep usually takes 3 to 4 hours to run its course. ...Read more

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What is the cpt code for flexible colonoscopy with biopsy?

CPT 45380: Plain colonoscopy is 45378, with a biopsy 45380. Hot biopsy polypectomy is 45384 and snare polypectomy is 45385. ...Read more

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What is the best prep material for a colonoscopy?

What is the best prep material for a colonoscopy?

Each doctor: Has their own preference based the effectiveness , most commonly used one is GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) , one of the most effective one speak to your doctor , remember good prep is needed for good examination and needless repeat that you have to take responsibility to prepare well before your examination. ...Read more

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What kind of prep is needed for a barium enema as opposed to a colonoscopy?

What kind of prep is needed for a barium enema as opposed to a colonoscopy?

Ask the provider: Each provider may have their own prep. Here is a link that may answer more of your questions. http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=lowergi ...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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What is the difference between a flexible sigmoidoscopy and an endoscopy?

What is the difference between a flexible sigmoidoscopy and an endoscopy?

Flex sig is: a type of endoscopy, but generally flex sig looks at the lower third of your colon, an office procedure, and endoscopy usually implies looking down your esophagus into stomach and first portion of small bowel and usually requires outpatient facility and sedation ...Read more

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Why is a flexible sigmoidoscopy done instead of a colonoscopy?

Screening: A flex-sig is usually done in the office as a preliminary screening procedure. It is also useful as a follow-up if you have had polyps removed in the lower colon. Is is also useful to re-evaluate colitis and you response to treatment. ...Read more

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What is the procedure necessary for correcting gastrochesis?

What is the procedure necessary for correcting gastrochesis?

Cover intestines: In gastroschisis, the intestines are uncovered. To cover the intestines, they can be returned directly to the abdomen in the operating room immediately, or they can be covered with a silastic bag and gradually returned to the abdomen over the next few days, followed by surgical closure of the abdomen. ...Read more

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What is the difference bewteen a proctogram and barium enema?

What is the difference bewteen a proctogram and barium enema?

very different: During a proctogram, your doctor inserts a tube through the anus into the rectum and looks through the tube. A barium enema is done by inserting a tube in a similar fashion but then filling the colon with barium and watching under x ray to look at the outline of the colon. ...Read more

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How does the cost of a flexible sigmoidoscopy compare to that of a colonoscopy?

How does the cost of a flexible sigmoidoscopy compare to that of a colonoscopy?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the flexible endoscopy and rigid endoscopy that the ENT uses?

What is the difference between the flexible endoscopy and rigid endoscopy that the ENT uses?

Bends or not: Rigid endoscopy used by ENT and other end Proctologist - only goes down 20cm or so. Flexible- is fiber optic scope, can get better angle and view, also used for looking inside nose, lungs, colon, and stomach. They come in different sizes. ...Read more

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Is there any preparation necessary before the colonoscopy?

Yes: And most physicians / centers have a specific routine of dietary changes with laxatives, so it is ver important to follow the instructions given to you. One of the most important factors for a quality colonoscopy is an excellent prep. ...Read more

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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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What preparation is required for the dghal or doppler guided halo? Will a local or general anesthetic be required?

What preparation is required for the dghal or doppler guided halo?  Will a local or general anesthetic be required?

Depends on patient: These are questions to be discussed with one's physician since one's age, weight, & physical condition influence how one is medicated & managed during & after the procedure. The surgeon may decide to use conscious sedation instead of general anesthesia. The doc will also advise which meds should or should not be taken the day of procedure. ...Read more

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Please describe process of prep and procedure of colonic manometry and uses for it. Also how accurate is it?

Please describe process of prep and procedure of colonic manometry and uses for it. Also how accurate is it?

Ruling in, not out.: Prep to clear your colon of fecal matter varies between physicians, but issimilar to that done prior to a colonoscopy, involving drinking Golightly or Magnesium citrate. Colonic Manometry is used to diagnose lower gut motility disorders. In children it has been shown to be useful. In adults, manometry that is abnormal is significant, however there are false neg of nl motility with slow transit ...Read more

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Is bowl prep necessary? What is bowel prep and why is it necessary prior to colorectal surgery?

Is bowl prep necessary? What is bowel prep and why is it necessary prior to colorectal surgery?

This : This is a practice that is still debated in the surgical literature with surgeons and evidence on both sides. A bowel prep refers to cleaning out the colon of stool prior to an operation (usually on the bowels) or colonoscopy. There are a variety of bowel preps used and it often depends on the practice of your surgeon. Reasons given for doing a bowel prep include; avoiding contamination of the operative field, infection, better anastomosis (sewing bowel back together), better visualization (for colonoscopy), and more pleasant for operating surgeon. Reasons against include increased infection, complications related to the prep, patient comfort. There are a wide variety of bowel preps currently in use. Most involve drinking either a large volume of liquid or a small volume of a liquid which sucks fluid into the colon, both producing a watery diarrhea. Some bowel preps have included antibiotics with the thought it would lessen infectious complications. The data is not clear. Many surgeons simply recommend a clear liquid diet for a day or two before surgery to limit the stool in the colon. There are also studies which have shown bowel preps to be dangerous by either causing electrolyte imbalances, dehydration, or actually increasing infection. As of yet there is no right answer and usually the choice of bowel prep has to do with the surgeon and their experience as almost any can be supported by some evidence. Many surgeons do colorectal surgery with no bowel prep. A colonoscopy does require a bowel prep for visualization. Speak with your surgeon about their practice. By far the most comfortable for the patient is to consume clear liquids for a day or two. ...Read more

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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


Dr. James Lin
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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Is a procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon & rectum. It can detect inflamed tissues, abnormal growths & ulcers. It can help doctors diagnose unexplained changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, bleeding from the ...Read more