A colonoscopy exam is one of the most important tests when it comes to screening for colon cancer. This highly common form of cancer can be treated with a very high success rate if caught early enough, which is why we recommend getting screened for colon cancer on a regular basis.
The Colonoscopy Procedure
This procedure is relatively quick and easy and will be performed right in our New York office. You will need to be sedated for your total comfort during the procedure, but there is not much in the way of a recovery period once the screening is over. You’ll feel a bit groggy as the sedation wears off, and will need a friend to drive you home from our office, but this will be the extent of any “downtime.”
Dr. Nandra or an experienced member of our surgical staff will use a lighted scope to examine your colon and rectum carefully, looking for any indications that colon cancer may be present. This is also an effective way to check for other irregularities that can point to the presence of an issue such as diverticulosis. The procedure typically takes about 45 minutes to complete, and you’ll be given preparation instructions the night before.