Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

It is a procedure performed to view the sigmoid colon (a part of the large intestine) by using an endoscope inserted through the anus. 

Cost of Flexible Sigmoidoscopy in Delhi NCR

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Cost from trusted Hospitals in Delhi NCR

Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplan...
Gastroenterologist in Apollo Hospital Delhi
Sudeep Khanna
Gastroenterology
D K Bhargava
Gastroenterology
J - Block, Mayfield Gardens, Sector 51, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122001, india
NABH 
JCI 
 Capacity :300 Beds
Multi Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, Dermatology, Re...
Gastroenterologist in Artemis Gurgaon
Maneesh Paliwal
Gastroenterology
Kaushal Madan
Gastroenterology
Block F, Gol Chakkar, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122017, India
NABH 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, Renal Transplantation, ENT, Hemato On...
Gastroenterologist in Columbia Asia Gurgaon
Ayush Dhingra
Gastroenterology
Rakesh Aga
Gastroenterology
Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
 Capacity :1000 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Gastroenterologist in Fortis Gurgaon
Avnish Seth
Gastroenterology
Pawan Rawal
Gastroenterology
A Block, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi, 110088, India
NABH 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Multi Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Renal Transplantation, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Pediatrics...
Gastroenterologist in Fortis Shalimar Bagh
M Bhagat
Gastroenterology
Arvind Khurana
Gastroenterology
C-1 Sushant Lok- 1 , Sector-43 Phase- I, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, Renal Transplantation, ENT, Neurosurger...
Gastroenterologist in Paras Hospital Gurgaon
Rajnish Monga
Gastroenterology
Anukalp Prakash
Gastroenterology
Press Enclave, Sheikh Sarai II  , Saket, New Delhi, Delhi, 110017, India
NABH 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Neurology, Renal Transplantation, Neurosurgery, Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Lap...
Gastroenterologist in PSRI Hospital Delhi
Rakesh Tandon
Gastroenterology
Dinesh Kumar Singal
Gastroenterology
Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Gastroenterologist in BLK Hospital
JC Vij
Gastroenterology
Shubhasish Mazumder
Gastroenterology
3 - mm II,  Panchkuian Road, New Delhi, Delhi, 110055, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Diabetology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Cardiac Surgery, Nephrology, Laparoscopic...
Near New Ashok Nagar Metro Station, Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi, 110096, India
NABH 
NABL 
UICC 
 Capacity :300 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Gynecologic Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hemato Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Nephrology, ...
Gastroenterologist in Dharamshila
Mahesh Gupta
Gastroenterology

Description

It is a procedure performed for seeing the sigmoid colon (a part of the large intestine) by using an endoscope inserted through the anus. 

Indication
  • It is used for diagnosis of colon and colorectal cancers.
  • It is done for examination of polyps, any abnormal growth and/or ulcers in the colon and rectum. 
  • This procedure may also be used for investigating the cause of abdominal pain, long lasting diarrhea and constipation.  
     
Pre-Procedure

The bowel should be empty and clean to allow examination for which you will be asked to be on clear liquids for a day or two before the surgery, laxatives may be given and/or enemas may be injected. 

During-Procedure
  • It is performed as an outpatient procedure. Anesthesia or sedation is not required.
  • You will be asked to lie down on one side with knees pulled up to the chest. 
  • The doctor inserts lubricated finger to dilate the anus. 
  • Then an endoscope called as sigmoidoscope is inserted into the rectum and guide to the colon. Air is blown into colon and rectum to inflate them so as to allow their better internal view on the screen.Any polyp or inflamed tissue if seen is removed and sent for examination.
  • The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes.
Post-Procedure

There may be some abdominal cramping and pain but it will soon subside.  You may also briefly experience some pressure and bloating. Anus may be sore for some time. 
If there is heavy bleeding and sever pain after the procedure, you must contact your treating doctor. 
 

Risk and Complication

There may be bleeding, pain and infection. The colon may be punctured /perforated during the procedure causing severe bleeding. 

More Info

Sigmoidoscopy procedure can be embarrassing. You may feel uncomfortable. 
It is screening tool for colon cancer and may need to be performed periodically when there is a strong family history of colon cancer. 
 



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