What is Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
Flexible sigmoidoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the rectum and a portion of the colon (large intestine) by inserting a flexible tube about the thickness of your finger into the anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and lower part of the colon.
What Can You Expect During a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is usually well-tolerated. You may experience a feeling of pressure, bloating or cramping during the procedure. During the procedure you will lie on your side while your doctor advances the sigmoidoscope through the rectum and colon. As the doctor withdraws the instrument, your doctor will carefully examine the lining of the intestine.
If you doctor sees an area that requires further evaluation, your doctor may take a biopsy to be analyzed. Obtaining a biopsy does not cause any discomfort. Biopsies are used to identify many conditions, and your doctor might order one even if her or she doesn’t suspect cancer.
Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches is a full-service gastroenterology practice in Palm Beach specializing in diseases of the digestive tract and liver. Our gastroenterologists utilize a wide range of digestive endoscopy techniques, including Flexible Sigmoidoscopy procedures in Palm Beach.
Our digestive center in Palm Beach is a doctor’s office, as well as an outpatient endoscopic facility, specializing in colon cancer screening and gastroenterology. We take pride in providing high-quality healthcare services in a warm and welcoming environment, where guests feel comfortable and secure.
Formed in 2005, Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches has two convenient office locations in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, as well as hospital privileges at Good Samaritan, St. Mary’s and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Our gastroenterology center is fully certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
With over 80 years of combined experience, our gastroenterologist specialists perform thousands of procedures each year, including Flexible Sigmoidoscopy procedures in Palm Beach. Our patients are in the hands of the most qualified and highly trained board-certified gastroenterologists. Our physicians are the foremost experts in digestive wellness and gastrointestinal diseases in Palm Beach County. The gastrointestinal doctors, nurses and staff appreciate the confidence and trust that you have placed in us.
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