Looking for a best in class colonoscopy doctor in NYC? A colonoscopy is an endoscopic examination performed by our NYC gastroenterologists, in Midtown Manhattan and Upper East Side, of the large bowel and is considered the gold standard of bowel cancer screening methods. Our doctors guide a colonoscope (a long, thin, flexible tube containing a tiny video camera) from the anus to the end of the colon (cecum) and into the distal part of the small bowel (the terminal ileum).

During your NYC colonoscopy, images from the camera are shown in real-time on a monitor, allowing the doctor to carefully examine the bowel. Biopsies and treatment can be given during this procedure, which usually takes about 30 minutes.

What Is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is a medical outpatient procedure that allows our gastroenterologists to visually examine the lining of your large intestine from the inside. This procedure often is performed to test for colon cancer and to check for pre-cancerous polyps, which can be removed at the same time. Our colonoscopy NYC doctors use a long, flexible tube called a colonoscope. This device, about as thick around as a finger, has a video camera on its tip and sends images to a video monitor, where the doctor can observe its trip from your rectum to the deepest part of your colon. This colonoscopy is performed at our offices located in Midtown at 25th street between Madison and Park Avenue as well as on Upper East Side, Manhattan NYC.

Why You May Need a Colonoscopy

Despite the prevalence of screening, colon cancer is among the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States, claiming about 50,000 lives a year. Increased awareness and prevention could save at least half that number. Colonoscopy is a screening test to catch cancer early, while it is still treatable and to detect and remove colonic polyps which may develop into cancers.

The procedure also can be used to evaluate the cause of such symptoms as rectal bleeding, chronic diarrhea, and chronic constipation. By visually inspecting the inside lining of your colon, trained GI doctors who specialize in colonoscopies like our doctors can assess its overall health and look for signs of other medical issues.

Colonoscopy Preparation

Our NYC gastroenterologists will provide you with clear preparation instructions to explain the dietary restrictions and the cleansing solution routine you need to follow before your procedure. Basically, you need to fast the day before your exam and consume a large volume of a laxative solution. See the preparation instructions for more details. Preparation instructions are individualized to allow for a proper cleaning if your colon prior to the exam. Your colon must be completely clean so your colonoscopy procedure can be as comprehensive and accurate as possible. Follow the preparation instructions fully.

Medication Questions

Tell your colonoscopy NYC doctor or your local New York colonoscopy specialist which medications you're currently taking — particularly insulin, aspirin products, anticoagulants (such as blood thinners like warfarin or heparin), arthritis medications, iron supplements or clopidogrel. Also tell the doctor about any medication allergies you may have.

You should continue to take your medications as usual unless the doctor specifically instructs you not to. Some medicines can interfere with your preparation or with the examination.

NYC Colonoscopy Procedure

Typically, our anesthesiologist or colonoscopy NYC doctor will give you a sedative or painkiller so you can relax during the procedure. Colonoscopy rarely causes much pain, but the sedation will help you better tolerate any discomfort, such as pressure, bloating or cramping.

You lie on your side or your back while the doctor slowly inserts the colonoscope into your rectum and advances it along your large intestine to examine its lining. While video from the device displays on a monitor in real-time, our doctors control its movements — where they want it to go, where they want to look — by using the controls on the handle. Our doctors examine the lining of your colon again as they withdraw the device.

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Manhattan Gastroenterology
55 W. 17th St, Ste 102,
New York, NY 10011
+1 (212) 378-9983

Manhattan Gastroenterology
983 Park Ave, Ste 1D,
New York, NY 10028
+1 (212) 427-8761

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51 East 25th St, 4th Fl, Ste 3,
New York, NY 10010
+1 (212) 533-2400
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