Monitor your health with colonoscopy care

Colonoscopy Care 

Colonoscopies are important procedures performed by a gastroenterologist. They can help diagnose different health conditions, such inflammatory bowel conditions or bleeding. They also are used to screen for colon and colorectal cancers.

At Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth, our experts offer colonoscopy procedures to diagnose a range of digestive health conditions.

What to Expect During a Colonoscopy

Your gastroenterologist will use a colonoscope (a thin, flexible fiber optic tube) to view the inside of your colon and large intestine. A typical colonoscopy lasts between 30 and 45 minutes.

Depending on your needs, we also offer a colonoscopy procedure using flexible sigmoidoscopy. Though it is only used to examine the rectum and lower parts of the large intestine, it takes less time than a traditional colonoscopy.

Preparing for a Colonoscopy

To prepare for a colonoscopy, you need to follow certain guidelines leading up to the procedure. If you are scheduled for a colonoscopy, please review the colonoscopy preparation information before your procedure. You also should follow all instructions from your provider.

Make an Appointment

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Services & Procedures

We offer colonoscopy procedures and any other procedures you might need to enhance your care, including: