Questions about Colonoscopy

Our experts have answered 2 questions about Colonoscopy

How long is the inspection? What...

How long is the inspection? What use of sedation is used?

Mr. Ashok Kumar Bohra
Mr. Ashok Kumar Bohra Gastrointestinal surgeon, General surgeon Halesowen
It takes about 30 minutes to do a complete inspection.
The commonly used sedatives are Midazolam and Pethidine, in small doses.
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What sort of anaesthesia is used...

What sort of anaesthesia is used in a total colonoscopy?

Mr. Ashok Kumar Bohra
Mr. Ashok Kumar Bohra Gastrointestinal surgeon, General surgeon Halesowen
Intravenous sedation. This is not an anaesthetic. It just relaxes the patient during the procedure and has some amnesic effect afterwards.
3 answers

What professionals perform Colonoscopy?

Robin Gupta
Colorectal surgeon
Chesterfield
Patrick Allen
Gastroenterologist
Belfast
Edward Courtney
General surgeon
Bath
Sina Dorudi
Colorectal surgeon
London
Peter Marden
Gastroenterologist
Bath
Tina Mehta
Gastroenterologist
Bath