What is a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic procedure best performed by a board certified gastroenterologist that examines the inner lining of the rectum and lower portion of the large intestine. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is used to assess symptoms of gastrointestinal distress.
Who Needs a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is prescribed at a gastroenterologist’s discretion instead of a colonoscopy. The procedure may be recommended for patients who are suffering from gastrointestinal distress, such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding or unusual changes in bowel habits.
What is the Prep for a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
The goal of the prep for a flexible sigmoidoscopy is a bowel that is fully cleansed. Your physician will provide very specific instructions to prepare for this procedure. Commonly, an enema will be prescribed to empty the rectum and lower intestine.
How do I Schedule an Appointment for a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
If your physician has prescribed a flexible sigmoidoscopy, you may contact Tulsa Endoscopy Center at 918-528-4221 or fill out an appointment request to schedule your procedure. If you need further assessment to determine if a flexible sigmoidoscopy is the right procedure for your symptoms or condition, you may contact Adult Gastroenterology Associates at 918-481-4700 to schedule a consultation with a gastroenterologist.