A colonoscopy is a medical procedure that examines the large bowel. The colonoscope is the device used to perform a colonoscopy.
This device consists of a long, firm and flexible plastic tube with a tiny video camera and light at one end. The gastroenterologist carefully guides this instrument in various directions to look inside the colon. The picture from the camera appears on a television monitor to provide a clear, magnified view of the colon lining. Download Colonoscopy Information and Colonoscopy Consent Form