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Why is a flexible sigmoidoscopy done instead of a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ronald Kline
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Easier and quicker

It is easier quicker and cheaper.

In brief: Easier and quicker

It is easier quicker and cheaper.
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