Center of Hepatobiliary & GI Sciences

SIGMOIDOSCOPY AND COLONOSCOPY

Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure by which a doctor inserts either a short and rigid or slightly longer and flexible fiber-optic tube into the rectum to examine the lower portion of the large intestine (or bowel). With Colonoscopy procedure, doctors are able to the visualise the whole large intestine and ileum. It is used to diagnose conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Cancers of Lower GI tract and Haemorrhoids. Colonoscopy can be used as diagnostics in bleeding ulcers, colonic stricture dilatation and banding of piles.

 

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