Minimally Invasive Colonoscopy Procedure.
A safe, simple way to manage the health of your colon.
Your colon plays an important role in removing waste products and toxins from your body. If your colon is not working properly, your overall health may become compromised. We understand the importance of maintaining a healthy colon in order for you to experience optimal health and wellness.
A colonoscopy procedure may provide you with peace of mind that your digestive system is functioning properly. It is recommended for individuals who are 50 and older or for individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer. A colonoscopy allows your doctor to screen for colon cancer or precancerous growths in the large intestines.
How is the Surgery Performed?
During this procedure, your doctor looks at the inner lining of both your rectum and colon for ulcers, tumors, colon polyps, and areas of inflammation or bleeding. He will use a colonoscope, a thin tube with a small video camera attached, to take pictures or video of the large intestine. The entire process includes the following:
- Preparation – For many people, the preparation for a colonoscopy is more unpleasant than the actual procedure itself. Your doctor will administer laxatives or stool softeners in order to empty your colon. Many people are more comfortable staying at home while preparing for the procedure because they need to go to the bathroom frequently. You will also need to follow a limited liquid diet prior to the procedure.
- Procedure – A colonoscopy is performed in your doctor’s office. You will be administered IV fluids and anesthesia. Most people sleep through the entire process. Tissue samples are often collected through a biopsy and abnormal growths are removed. The entire process usually only lasts 15-60 minutes.
The Surgeons at miVIP.
We at miVIP are committed to protecting your overall health. We take great care to make each procedure as comfortable as possible, and we are here to guide you through each step of the process.
What to expect after the procedure.
You may return home after you have fully recovered from your procedure. Your recovery procedure is usually short, because a colonoscopy does not require surgical cutting or sutures.
Cost of the procedure.
The cost of the colonoscopy procedure is dependent on your health insurance. You may need to cover the out-of-pocket expenses for your procedure until your deductible is met. Contact your insurance company and our friendly representatives for information about healthcare expenses.
To learn more about colonoscopies or to schedule an appointment, call us at 855.496.4847.