A colonoscopy is a screening test for colon cancer. It can help detect polyps, ulcers, tumors and inflammation or bleeding in colon. In a conventional colonoscopy, an internal exam of the colon is performed using a colonoscope, a small camera attached to a flexible tube. The doctor will provide written instructions about how to prepare for colonoscopy. After administration of a sedative and pain reliever, the colonoscope is inserted through the rectum and advanced to the small bowel.
At Rush-Copley, colonoscopies are performed at the Center for Digestive Health. Here, board-certified gastroenterologists screen and treat patients with short-term and chronic digestive conditions with the latest medical technology in the comfort of spacious, private rooms. The Center’s nurses and technicians have specialty training and certifications in Gastroenterology nursing.