Preparing for Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

General information
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure in which a portion of the lining of
the large intestine (the lower 40 to 60 centimeters) is examined visually by
means of a flexible instrument. If polyps or other abnormalities are found
in the bowel during the procedure, the surgeon can biopsy them through
the instrument. The examination takes 10 to 15 minutes, but plan on being in the Clinic for 1.5 to 2
hours. No sedation is given during flexible sigmoidoscopy so patients are not
required to have an escort. Patients may drive home on their own or take a taxi
home on their own, etc.

The preparation for Flexible sigmoidoscopy is the same as  full colonoscopy bowel prep.

Please follow the prep instructions given to you at the time of your consultation.


Arriving at the clinic
You should arrive at the Clinic a 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
The clinic is located in the Hycroft Building at the northwest corner of Granville
Street and 16th Ave. There is pay parking below the building (enter from alley
off 16th Ave). Please do not wear jewelry (particularly earrings or bracelets),
or contact lenses. Do not bring any valuables with you to the Clinic. If you are
having a menstrual period, please wear a tampon.


You must confirm that you will be attending your appointment 7  business days prior to your appointment or your appointment will be given to another patient.

If you are unable to reach us on the phone please leave a message. In case of
sudden onset of illness, please call us to reschedule your appointment as soon as you feel you are not
well enough to attend. If there is a reimbursement fee for your procedure, it will
have been discussed with you ahead of time. We accept debit cards, cash, Visa,
and MasterCard.

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