Colonoscopies involve a camera, contained in a long, flexible casing, being inserted through the rectum into the colon.

They are a safe and accurate way to examine the lining of your colon and rectum and are routinely used to diagnose colorectal issues and monitor patients who are at higher risk of developing colorectal cancers.

At St. Paul’s, colonoscopies are performed in the GI Clinic on the second floor of the Providence Building. Before coming in, you will be given detailed instructions on how to prepare for the colonoscopy.

You will be able to leave the hospital on the same day. Please make travel arrangements so that you are not driving after your colonoscopy, as you will be sedated during the procedure.

For detailed information regarding colonoscopies and what to expect when you get one, please click here .