Learn more about Colonoscopy
o Colonoscopy is a test to look at the lining of the large bowel (colon) for polyps, bowel cancers, inflammation or other abnormalities.
Immediately before your colonoscopy, your anaesthetist will administer sedation to help you stay relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure. Most people have little to no memory of the procedure.
Dr Morris then passes the flexible camera via the back passage (anus) and performs a careful inspection of the entirety of the large bowel. Any polyps that may be found may be removed, or biopsies taken. Other planned procedures will have been discussed with you in the clinic.
After the procedure, the sedation will be allowed to wear off in recovery. You may have excess wind for a short time, which is normal.
You are not able to drive or operate machinery for 24 hours, and someone else must drive and accompany you home.
To enable a careful and accurate examination of the lining, the bowel must be cleared of waste as much as possible. Bowel preparation instructions will be provided to you at the time of booking.
Dr Morris is always making sure he is giving the best possible treatment by undergoing ongoing training and development both in and outside of Australia.