• Dr. Sanjay K. Agrawal Clinic Consultant Gastroenterologist in Raipur.

Hospital Address

M.S. Gastro and Heart Care Centre, Samta Colony Main Rd, in front of union bank, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001

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+91 82995 89243

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Video Colonoscopy | Dr. Sanjay Agrawal


Video colonoscopy, a specialized form of video endoscopy, is a diagnostic procedure used to closely examine the interior lining of the colon (large intestine) and the rectum. Utilizing a long, flexible tube equipped with a video camera and light at the end, known as a colonoscope, this technique allows gastroenterologists to view high-quality, real-time images of the colon directly on a monitor. Video colonoscopy is instrumental in detecting abnormalities such as polyps, ulcers, tumors, and areas of inflammation. It’s also a crucial tool for colorectal cancer screening. The procedure can assist in the biopsy or removal of suspicious growths, providing a minimally invasive means to diagnose and, in some cases, treat conditions of the lower gastrointestinal tract.

  • मलद्वार (anal canal), मलाशय (rectum) एवं सम्पूर्ण बड़ी आंत (large intestines) की बिमारियों की जांच व उपचार।
  • अल्सरेटिव कोलाईटिस (Ulcerative Colitis), क्रोहन्स डिसीज़ (Crohn’s Disease) व पेट की टी. बी. (Intestinal TB) एवं बबासीर (Hemorrhoids, Piles) की जाँच व उपचार।
  • क्लोनोस्कोप द्वारा पॉलिप (गांठो) को काटकर निकलना। (Polypectomy)

Dr. Sanjay K. Agrawal, a renowned Consultant Gastroenterologist in Raipur, offers comprehensive video colonoscopy services, employing this advanced diagnostic technique to meticulously examine the colon and rectum. With a focus on patient comfort and safety, Dr. Agrawal utilizes a state-of-the-art colonoscope to detect, diagnose, and sometimes treat conditions such as polyps, colorectal cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. His expertise ensures a high degree of accuracy and effectiveness, providing patients with minimal discomfort. Dr. Agrawal’s approach not only aids in early detection and prevention of colorectal diseases but also emphasizes patient education, ensuring individuals are well-informed about their health and treatment options.

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What is a video colonoscopy?

A video colonoscopy is a medical procedure that uses a colonoscope—a long, flexible tube equipped with a tiny video camera and light at the end—to examine the interior lining of the colon and rectum. This allows for the detection of abnormalities such as polyps, cancers, and areas of inflammation directly on a video monitor.

Why is video colonoscopy performed?

Video colonoscopy is primarily performed for colorectal cancer screening and is recommended for adults starting at age 45 or earlier for those with a family history of colorectal cancer. It's also used to investigate intestinal signs and symptoms, such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, or changes in bowel habits, and to monitor and treat conditions like inflammatory bowel diseases.

How should I prepare for a video colonoscopy?

Preparation involves a bowel cleanse to empty the colon, ensuring a clear view. This usually requires following a special diet a few days before the procedure and taking a laxative solution or enemas as prescribed. It's essential to follow all preparation instructions provided by your healthcare provider to ensure the success of the colonoscopy.

What happens during a video colonoscopy?

During the procedure, you'll lie on your side on the examination table. Sedation is typically administered for comfort. The colonoscope is gently inserted through the rectum into the colon. Air or carbon dioxide is introduced to inflate the colon for better visibility. The video camera sends images to a monitor, allowing the doctor to examine the colon and rectum.

Are there any risks associated with video colonoscopy?

While video colonoscopy is generally safe, there are potential risks, including reactions to the sedative, bleeding from biopsy or polyp removal sites, and in rare cases, perforation of the colon wall. However, these complications are uncommon.

What can I expect after a video colonoscopy?

Post-procedure, you may feel a bit groggy until the sedative wears off and might experience some bloating or cramping due to the air introduced into the colon. Most people can resume their normal diet and activities by the next day. Results from biopsies or polyp removals are typically available within a few days.