by manhattangastroenterologynyc
 Manhattan Gastroenterology
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Looking for the best in class colonoscopy doctor in New York City? A colonoscopy is an endoscopic examination of the large bowel performed by our gastroenterologists in Midtown Manhattan and Upper East Side. Our doctors guide a colonoscope (a long, thin, flexible tube containing a tiny video camera) from the anus to the end of the colon (cecum) and into the distal part of the small bowel (the terminal ileum). During your colonoscopy procedure, images from the camera are shown in real-time on a monitor, allowing the doctor to carefully examine the bowel. Biopsies and treatment can be given during this procedure, which usually takes about 30 minutes.

What is a colonoscopy and why is it performed?

Colonoscopy is the gold standard screening exam used to look for colorectal cancer (commonly referred to as colon cancer) that is recommended in patients without symptoms aged 45 or over (or earlier depending on risk factors such as family history, polyps and other factors) that should be discussed with your local gastroenterologist. Colonoscopy is used to look for polyps or other growths in the colon with the goal of prevention and early diagnosis of colon cancer. Colonoscopy is also used to evaluate patients with a wide array of digestive symptoms including rectal bleeding, chronic diarrhea, chronic constipation as well as many other symptoms as part of a complete evaluation for a proper diagnosis.

At Manhattan Gastroenterology, we utilize the latest in medical technology and high definition equipment and imaging modalities in order to optimally visualize your bowel during colonoscopy to make a diagnosis and establish an effective treatment plan. Our gold star rated JCAHO procedure room is equipped to make sure your procedure is comfortable and safe while you are having your colonoscopy performed.

Manhattan Gastroenterology

55 W. 17th St, Ste 102,

New York, NY 10011

(212) 378-9983

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