A Colonoscopy is a test that examines the lining of the rectum and colon. It is the most accurate and comprehensive method of screening for and preventing colorectal cancer. Under sedation, the scope is inserted via the anus and advanced into the colon.
Why do you need a Colonoscopy?
You may be advised for a colonoscopy in the following instances:
What is Colonic Stenting?
Colonic Stenting involves the insertion of a hollow tube (stent) into the colon via a colonoscope to relieve blockage of the colon, usually due to colonic cancer. This serves as an interim measure, before surgery is performed a few weeks later to remove the cancer.