Flexible sigmoidoscopy is the evaluation of the sigmoid colon with a camera that is attached to a flexible tube and passed through the rectum. This differs from a colonoscopy in that a sigmoidoscopy only looks at part of the colon rather than the entire colon. The benefit is that it’s less taxing on you, the patient. The downside it that the portion being examined may be fine, while other unexamined parts are left unseen and possibly unhealthy.
During the procedure, Dr. Fedi may need to take some photographs for your record and take some tissue samples, or biopsies, from the lining of large bowel to analyze.
At Beaumont GI Services, our patients’ recovery is important to us. Please do not hesitate to contact us, before or after your procedure, with any questions or concerns you may have.