Colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. Colonoscopy is performed at a hospital or in a fully accredited surgery center as an outpatient procedure. A sedative is administered during the procedure; therefore, patients generally have no memory of the procedure. During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube (colonoscope) is inserted into the rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon. If necessary, polyps or other types of abnormal tissue can be removed through the scope during a colonoscopy. Tissue samples (biopsies) can be taken during a colonoscopy as well.

A video explanation of the procedure is linked below:

Video for Colonoscopy 

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