A flexible sigmoidoscopy (flex sig) is used to inspect the rectum and sigmoid colon (the section of large intestine closest to the rectum). A camera cased in a thin flexible tube will be inserted through the rectum in order to visualize this area.

Flex sigs are performed at 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 procedure.

Flex sigs do not usually require sedation, so you can plan to drive home after your sigmoidoscopy if you wish.

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