A Colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure which involves the examination of the inside of the large intestine (colon and rectum). A colonoscopy is commonly used to evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms, such as rectal and intestinal bleeding, abdominal pain, or changes in bowel habits. Colonoscopies are also performed in individuals for checking of colorectal polyps or cancer. A screening colonoscopy is recommended for anyone who is 50 years of age or above, and for anyone with parents, siblings or children with a history of colorectal cancer or ployps.
What happens before a colonoscopy?
To have a successful colonoscopy, your bowel must be empty so that the doctor can clearly view the colon. It is very important that you read and follow all the instructions given to you for your bowel preparation well in advances of the procedure. If your bowel is not empty, then your colonoscopy will not be successful and may have to be repeated.
What happens during a Colonoscopy?
During a colonoscopy procedure, the doctor using a colonoscope (a long, flexible instrument about ½ inches in diameter) views the lining of the colon. The colonoscope is inserted into the rectum and advanced through the large intestine. If necessary during a colonoscopy,small amounts of tissue can be removed for analysis and polyps can be identified and entirely removed. In several cases, a colonoscopy allows accurate diagnosis and treatment of colorectal problems without the need for a major operation.
How long does the colonoscopy procedure lasts?
The colonoscopy procedure lasts from approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
What should I expect after a colonoscopy?
You may feel some cramping, or a sensation of having gas, but don’t worry this quickly passes.
If a biopsy was taken or a polyp was removed, you may notice light rectal bleeding for 1 or 2 days after the procedure. If you have a large amount of rectal bleeding, severe pain in the abdomen, high or persistent fever, then call your doctor immediately.
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Why Patients like DESUN?
Rated as one of India’s best hospitals
a) For excellence in quality of medical treatment and hospital services DESUN is the youngest hospital in India to get the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) accreditation from Government of India. World over NABH is considered equivalent to JCAHO (Joint Commission for American Healthcare Organizations) or JCI (Joint Commission International) - the standards followed in US for hospital accreditation. Of more than 1000 hospitals in India who have applied for NABH even after 6 years not even 100 hospitals have been able to achieve the high quality standard required to get NABH accreditation. In the lead story of November 2011 issue of National News Magazine THE WEEK “India’s Best Hospitals” were covered based on an All India Survey. DESUN Hospital was included in this prestigious list of “India’s Best Hospitals”.
For excellence in quality of routine and Superspecialty pathology testing DESUN Pathology lab has also received the prestigious accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL). In Eastern India only DESUN pathology lab has in-house facilities to perform superspecialty pathology tests like PCR, Flow Cytometry, etc. This benefits DESUN’s patients tremendously and there is practically no waiting time for getting test results when compared to other hospitals in Kolkata who have to send these tests to Mumbai or Delhi and wait for 3 / 4 days for get test results. Thus there is no delay in diagnosis and therefore, prompt and accurate treatment for DESUN’s patients.
Ranked on Top by both West Bengal and Central Government
There are only 7 hospitals in West Bengal considered by West Bengal Government as “Class 1 Hospital Service Providers” under the West Bengal Health Scheme – WBHS. DESUN is the first name in this list.
There are more than 100 hospitals in Eastern India empanelled by Central Government under Central Government Health Scheme – CGHS. Of these 100 only 2 hospitals have been able to qualify the high standards and have, therefore, been able to achieve the status of “Superspecialty Hospital” by CGHS. DESUN is one of the 2 Superspecialty hospitals categorized by CGHS.
Safest Hospital For Any Operation
2 of the major fears any surgeon has before any operation is that of OT infection and cardiac, heart complications during or after the operation. If OT infections occur or the patient develops cardiac problems even the best surgeon cannot help you. DESUN is the only hospital in Kolkata having STEEL OPERATION THEATERS (Steel OTs) which drastically reduces chances of OT infection. After the surgery the patient is under the best care of doctors and nurses in the post operative phase at DESUN. Also DESUN has the largest Heart Institute in Kolkata to handle any cardiac emergencies during or after the operation.
Specialist Doctors’ Round The Clock
With 28 medical departments having in-house specialist doctors any problem during your stay at DESUN can be handled by this specialist doctors’ team 24 hours. You may be admitted for a particular surgery but in the event there are some problems which a specialist needs doctor of another department it is available immediately in-house at DESUN. This facility is often not available at other renowned hospitals.