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A sigmoidoscopy is a routine procedure in which your doctor examines the lower lining of the large intestine. Your doctor can use a flexible, tubular instrument to view the lining of the rectum and the lower third of the colon, which is also known as the sigmoid colon. This procedure is commonly done at Mid-America Gastro-Intestinal Consultants in order to screen people over the age of 50 for colon and rectal cancer.
A sigmoidoscopy can also diagnose the causes of:
Sigmoidoscopies can be done as an outpatient procedure, and can often be completed within10 minutes, allowing you to be on your way in no time. No sedation is required during, making this a relatively easy, yet important, procedure for your digestive health.
If you are in Kansas City and looking for a sigmoidoscopy procedure, call Mid-America Gastro-Intestinal Consultants today at (816) 561-2000!