Colonoscopy at Grand Health Partners in Grand Rapids, Michigan

A colonoscopy is a medical procedure used to examine the inside of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. It involves the use of a flexible tube with a camera and light source, called a colonoscope, which is inserted through the rectum into the colon.

During the procedure, the doctor can view the lining of the colon on a monitor and look for abnormalities such as polyps, ulcers, inflammation, or signs of cancer. If any abnormal tissue is found, the doctor can also take a biopsy sample for further testing.

Colonoscopies are commonly performed for various reasons, including screening for colon cancer, investigating symptoms like abdominal pain or changes in bowel habits, and monitoring or treating certain gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease.

Before a colonoscopy, patients typically need to follow a special diet and undergo bowel preparation to empty the colon of stool. The procedure is usually done under sedation to minimize discomfort, although some patients may opt for local anesthesia instead. It is generally considered a safe and effective procedure for detecting and preventing colon cancer.

The surgeons at Grand Health Partners in Grand Rapids, Michigan are experienced in colonoscopy procedures. To schedule your appointment, please contact us or have your referring physician send a referral to our office with this form 

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