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How is a colonoscope test done ?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sedation
Colonoscopy is performed by placing a long, flexible tube along the entire colon and rectum via the anus.
While people dread this, it is painless when done under sedation. The worst part is the day before when the "prep" is taken to purge the system. Although unpleasant, this will find polyps before they turn into cancers, thus saving one from major surgery. If you're 50, "get 'er done".

In brief: Sedation
Colonoscopy is performed by placing a long, flexible tube along the entire colon and rectum via the anus.
While people dread this, it is painless when done under sedation. The worst part is the day before when the "prep" is taken to purge the system. Although unpleasant, this will find polyps before they turn into cancers, thus saving one from major surgery. If you're 50, "get 'er done".
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Outpatient
After an oral bowel prep, patients are sedated while a lighted flexible sope is inserted in the anus and guided through the entire colon under visualization.
Polyps can be removed or biopsies performed.

In brief: Outpatient
After an oral bowel prep, patients are sedated while a lighted flexible sope is inserted in the anus and guided through the entire colon under visualization.
Polyps can be removed or biopsies performed.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Thank
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