How to spot a complication after colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a life saving procedure. Like most procedures, it comes with risks. These risks include bleeding, infection, and tear in the colon (perforation). A serious complication occur in less than one percent of patients.  Complications that occur during...

Colonoscopy Prep Shopping List

You’ve been scheduled for colonoscopy. It’s time to go shopping! Like every great shopper, you need a list. Here is a list of items to shop for: Bowel cleansing agent. This is usually a prescription medication (Golytely, Suprep, Moviprep, Prepopik) or over...

Low Fiber Diet for Colonoscopy

  Low fiber diet is low residue diet. Residue refers to undigested food or fibers that make up part of the stool. A low residue diet reduces the frequency and volume of stool while prolonging the time it takes food to travel the intestine. You should avoid the...

What is a colon polyp?

What is a colon polyp? A colon polyp is a growth on the inner lining of the colon. It can be raised, flat or depressed. It can be benign, pre-cancerous or cancerous. What causes colon polyp? Colon polyps are caused by abnormal changes in the cells of the colon. These...

Delay in colonoscopy decreases ADR

Timing of bowel preparation impacts the cleanliness of the colon during colonoscopy. In a study presented at DDW 2016, delay in performing colonoscopy by an hour or more, decreases adenoma detection rate significantly. Delays of more than 2 hours impact colon...