Colon Polyps & Cancer
For Your Visit
Before the colonoscopy, you will need to undergo special preparations to properly clear your bowels. The colonoscopy preparation process consists of a clear liquid diet for 24-hours prior to the procedure as well as taking a laxative prep solution. You will be provided with an effective low-volume colonoscopy prep solution. A proper preparation is vital to ensuring a safe and comfortable exam as well as guaranteeing that your colon is as clean as possible so that all polyps may be identified and removed.
Please list all prescription medications, vitamins or supplements on your Patient Questionnaire form. It is important that you notify your physician if you are taking any blood thinning medications such as Plavix, Coumadin, Arixtra, Aggrenox, or Lovenox.
If you pour a drink into a clear glass and place it on top of a newspaper, you should be able to see text through the liquid. For example, this works with apple juice but not with orange juice.
With board certified doctors, the highest level of care and total patient comfort, patients choose the Center for Colonoscopy Excellence from throughout Northern California’s Bay Area, including Marin County, Oakland, Berkeley, Palo Alto and other local communities.
The Center for Colonoscopy Excellence, a division of San Francisco Gastroenterology, is the first in the Bay Area to comprehensively focus on screening colonoscopy. Our doctors have performed over 20,000 endoscopic procedures, placing them among the most experienced gastroenterologists in Northern California.
Over 90% of colon cancer deaths are preventable and screening is the key!
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