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Colonoscopy in Atlanta, GA

A colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure that enables a physician to see the inner lining of your rectum and colon. During the procedure, a long, flexible tube with a camera is inserted into the anus and through the colon.

At Colorectal Wellness Center, we specialize in utilizing the latest in technology to perform the colonoscopy procedure for patients in Atlanta, GA. With a focus on overall wellness, our board-certified colorectal surgeons aim to help our patients understand that surgery, if needed, is only a part of the path to healing. They will provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis to help determine if the colonoscopy procedure is right for you. For more information, schedule an appointment at Colorectal Wellness Center today!

When To Get a Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy may be done for a variety of reasons, including:

Routine check for colon tumors

Routine check for colon polyps

Investigate abdominale pain

Investigate blood in the stool

Investigate frequent diarrhea

Routine check up if you have a family history of colon polyps or colon cancer

Bleeding

It is suggested that all people undergo a routine colonoscopy around age 45 and frequency thereafter is based upon findings and risk factors.

Colonoscopy Preparation

Prior to receiving a colonoscopy, the colon must be completely cleaned. Your physician will give you the following information to prepare for your procedure:

  • Stop eating solid foods and drink only clear fluids one to two days before the colonoscopy. Some approved foods and liquids include water, tea, coffee, cleared broths and gelatin.
  • The day before the procedure, the patient with take the preparation prescribed by the physician (preps can vary). To completely clear out the colon, an enema 30 to 60 minutes before the test may be necessary.
  • To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of fluids while preparing for your procedure.
  • Stop drinking clear liquids six to eight hours prior to the procedure.

Recovery from a Colonoscopy

You will be released once fully awakened from the procedure. Depending on the amount of anesthesia that you were given, you might not be able to operate machinery for up to 12 hours. Patients are allowed to eat normal foods and are required to drink a lot of fluids after testing to replace the water that was lost in the colonoscopy preparation process.

Schedule a Colonoscopy in Atlanta, GA Today

Our board-certified colorectal specialists are dedicated to providing you with the latest in care and have extensive experince in performing colonoscopies. For more information, contact Colorectal Wellness Center at (770) 325-2275 and schedule a consultation today!