A doctor orders a colonoscopy as an investigative measure to determine if any one of a numerous number of issues might be occurring which include: colon cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, abdominal pains, rectal bleeding, diarrhea and other intestinal issues.
The main takeaway is that a colonoscopy can actually save your life and highly recommended to have regular checkups with a gastroenterologist to determine when you should have your next colonoscopy.
An office like the Office of Dr Sharam Daneshgar, MD will generally follow up with you within 24-48 hours of your colonoscopy to check in. You should however contact your doctor sooner if you are having severe pain, bloating or bleeding after a procedure.
Yes in general a certified anesthesiologist who works with your gastroenterologist will come into the procedure room to administer anesthesia to have you sleep during the procedure. You are asked not to drive to or from the procedure for this reason and always have a ride scheduled from the procedure center. Also you should not drive at all that day.
A colonoscopy is considered a medical procedure which is less invasive than most medical surgeries. They are usually done at a hospital or specialized endoscopic procedure center, such as our very own Oak Tree Surgical Center.
Whith over 40 years of medical experience, Gastroenterology Center of Thousand Oaks is the best facility to start and finish your consultation or treatment