Colonoscopy & Colon Screening Procedure in North Houston
What is a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a procedure that involves using a small, flexible tube to view the inside of your colon. Doctors routinely perform colonoscopy evaluations to check for colon abnormalities, manage a digestive treatment, or screen for colorectal cancer. At Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston, we are committed to providing the full range of diagnostic testing, including colonoscopies, in a comfortable and compassionate setting. Our team of providers has years of experience providing diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of issues, from routine colon cancer screenings for healthy adults to complex digestive disease monitoring.
Why is a colonoscopy test used?
At Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston, we might recommend a colonoscopy to help diagnose, monitor, or treat a wide range of digestive diseases, which includes:
- Colorectal cancer
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Digestive problems / digestive pain
- Ulcerative colitis
What does a colonoscopy involve?
Before your colonoscopy with Dr. Adeyefa, you’ll be given specific instructions on how to prepare. In general, you’ll be asked to adjust your diet for a day or two leading up to your procedure. Speak with your doctor to learn specific foods and drinks to avoid during your colonoscopy preparation.
During the procedure, your doctor will make sure you are completely comfortable, usually lying on your side. Then, a very thin and flexible camera will gather images of the inner lining of your lower intestine and colon. Other procedures, like a colon biopsy or colon polyp removal surgery, might be done at the same time, using the camera to guide the surgery.
After the colonoscopy procedure, your doctor will go over the results of your colonoscopy with you and discuss next steps. Usually, you are able to return to your regular daily activities with little or no discomfort on the day following the procedure.
What are the benefits of undergoing a colonoscopy screening at Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston?
At Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston, our team ensures that each patient is cared for as an individual and with special attention to your unique digestive and dietary needs. In addition to providing us with important diagnostic information, visiting us for a colonoscopy can offer you the following benefits:
- Can detect colorectal cancer and other digestive diseases
- Minimally invasive
- Little or no downtime
If you are suffering from a digestive issue, visit a colonoscopy doctor at Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston. Our team strives to provide excellence in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition services for patients in North Houston and the surrounding areas. We believe quality care begins with a patient-centered approach to diagnosing and treating both minor and chronic GI conditions. Schedule an appointment at our practice today by calling 832.912.4481 or fill out the form on this page.