Story by: Norton Healthcare on March 16, 2020
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Colonoscopy prep is nothing to dread. Think of it as a good cleaning out with none of the pain or ill feelings you may associate with diarrhea. Planning ahead will make your colonoscopy prep easier.
Cleaning out the colon gives your physician a better look at the inside and makes it easier to reveal any problems.
“If we see anything of concern like a polyp, we’ll take it out during the colonoscopy. But we need to be able to see it and can’t if you don’t prep thoroughly. Some polyps lie flat against the colon and can be obscured by any remaining waste,” said Ryan K. Jones, M.D., colorectal surgeon with Norton Surgical Specialists.
Norton Healthcare offers several options for colon cancer screenings, including Saturday colonoscopies.
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