Screening By Colonoscopy Prevents Colorectal Cancer
If cancer is discovered early enough, the success rate of a cure is much higher. A common procedure called a colonoscopy can tell you if you are cancer free. Waiting at a traditional hospital will likely add to the anxiety you are already feeling.
So, trust your colonoscopy with the gastroenterologists at Les Cours Medical Centre. We can schedule you promptly to give you information, and hopefully peace of mind.
What Is A Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a test where a gastroenterologist (a doctor specialized in medicine of the intestines) looks into your colon (large intestine).
A colonoscope is a thin, flexible telescope that is passed through the anus and into the colon. It can be pushed all the way round the colon and can even be used to take a biopsy from the lining of your colon.
Do I Have To Prepare For A Colonoscopy?
The clinic will provide you with instructions and materials for your preparation for your test.
You will be instructed to restrict your diet a few days prior to your procedure. Your colon needs to be empty in order to be examined by the doctor. As such, you will have to consume laxatives the day before – most people consider this the most unpleasant aspect of the procedure.
If you have experienced any of the following:
- Bloody stool
- Pain in your abdomen
- Chronic diarrhea
- Acute change in your bowel movements
- Have a pre-disposed medical history of ulcerative colitis, colonic polyps or colon cancer
Then you may be a candidate for a colonoscopy.
After your colonoscopy, you will be able to rest in our well-appointed recovery room until the sedative has worn off and you feel comfortable enough to go home. You can resume daily activities soon thereafter.
At Les Cours Medical, patient safety, comfort and confidentiality are our priorities. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the most innovative medical and aesthetic care in a personalized, unrushed and first-class environment.
We are proud to offer a highly comprehensive list of services using the most state-of-the-art technologies and equipment, coupled with expert training and experience.
Our methodical approach to each unique case ensures a consistently high level of customer service and personalized patient care.
Les Cours Medical is the largest private medical clinic in Canada. Patient safety, comfort and confidentiality are our highest priorities. Our state-of-the-art facilities are certified by Accreditation Canada with exemplary standing, and offer both medical and aesthetic consultations and procedures.
Our doctors and medical aestheticians are at the forefront of their fields and are constantly updating their expertise. To support this need for constant learning, Les Cours Medical regularly hosts educational conferences for doctors and medical experts.
Les Cours Medical associates itself with medical experts, all leading specialists in their respective fields. We are proud to be the home to some of Montreal’s top rated internists, plastic surgeons, urogynaecologists, orthopedists, bariatric specialists, endocrinologists, psychologists, medical doctors, dentists, medical aestheticians and health care specialists.’