A colonoscopy is an examination of the lower gastrointestinal tract otherwise known as the colon or large intestine. A colonoscopy is an exploratory procedure that screens for colon polyps and colon cancer and explores in-depth information regarding rectal bleeding, an iron deficiency anemia and chronic, unexplained abdominal or rectal pain. The procedure can last up to one hour.

Preparing for a colonoscopy takes about a day to clean the colon. Please download our colonoscopy prep here. You must avoid solid food for a day before the procedure as well as any NSAIDs, blood thinners and medications containing iron, to name a few. For more information, please contact our office.