PreOp Patient Education
Sunday, December 08, 2019

Audio Presentation

Endoscopy

of Large Intestine


Your Procedure
  Your Body
  Alternatives
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery
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Now it's time to talk about the actual procedure your doctor has recommended for you.

On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical go
On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical go
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
an intravenous line may be put in.
an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
To create a better viewing area, your doctor may introduce air into your colon, which may cause you to have a feeling of fullness.
To create a better viewing area, your doctor may introduce air into your colon, which may cause you to have a feeling of fullness.
The doctor will then lubricate your rectum
The doctor will then lubricate your rectum
and gently insert the endoscope, guiding it into your colon.
and gently insert the endoscope, guiding it into your colon.
You may feel some pressure or tugging, but you shouldn't feel pain.
You may feel some pressure or tugging, but you shouldn't feel pain.
To better examine abnormal-looking tissues,
To better examine abnormal-looking tissues,
your doctor may choose to take one or more biopsies.
your doctor may choose to take one or more biopsies.
Small instruments sent through the interior of the endoscope are able to painlessly remove small samples of tissue with a small scissor like tool by simply snipping them free.
Small instruments sent through the interior of the endoscope are able to painlessly remove small samples of tissue with a small scissor like tool by simply snipping them free.
Finally, after a thorough exam, the endoscope is carefully removed.
Finally, after a thorough exam, the endoscope is carefully removed.
Any tissue specimens removed during the procedure will be sent immediately to a lab for microscopic analysis. Your doctor will tell you when to expect results from those tests.
Any tissue specimens removed during the procedure will be sent immediately to a lab for microscopic analysis. Your doctor will tell you when to expect results from those tests.

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