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Dr. Venkatesh Munikrishnan

Gastroentrology Surgeon

25 years experience overall
  
1000 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. Anisha Ashok

General Surgeon

14 years experience overall
  
500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Satish Devakumar

Gastroenterologist

18 years experience overall
  
500 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. T. K. Neelamekam

Laparoscopic Surgeon

31 years experience overall
  
500 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran

General Surgeon

26 years experience overall

Dr. R. Kamalakannan

GastroIntestinal Surgeon

22 years experience overall
  
500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. U P Srinivasan

GastroIntestinal Surgeon

17 years experience overall
  
600 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Prof. Surendran R.

GastroIntestinal Surgeon

45 years experience overall
  
800 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Karthik Maruthachalam

GastroIntestinal Surgeon

24 years experience overall
  
800 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. B S Ramakrishna

Gastroenterologist

42 years experience overall
  
800 Consultation fee at clinic
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Frequently Asked Questions 


What is Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is a medical procedure used by the doctor to examine the rectum and the colon for the presence of tumors, inflammation, cancer, and polyps. It also diagnoses the abnormal symptoms such as blood in the stool, stomach pain, unexplained diarrhea, and colorectal cancer.


What can be the advantages of Colonoscopy?

Advantages of Colonoscopy are the following:

  1. Detects tumors, inflammation, and polyps in the colon.
  2. Helps in the examination of the colon and rectum.
  3. Detects colorectal cancer


What are the indications of Colonoscopy?

Indications of Colonoscopy are the following:

  1. Bleeding in the lower gastro-intestine
  2. Unexplained abdominal pain
  3. Inflammatory bowel disease
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Colon cancer
  6. Chronic constipation


What is the preparation for Colonoscopy?

  1. Stop eating solid food items before 2-3 days of the procedure date.
  2. About the risks, complications, and uses of Colonoscopy should be discussed with the doctor.
  3. Take laxatives as directed by the doctor.
  4. The patient should inform about past and present medical and medication history to the doctor.
  5. Avoid drinking or eating before the night of the procedure.
  6. The health condition of the patient may be checked by the doctor before undergoing Colonoscopy.
  7. With the help of the enema kit, clear the colon.


What are the steps involved in the Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy involves the following steps:

  1. The patient will be sedated and positioned in a way that the knees are facing toward the chest.
  2. The doctor will insert the colonoscope into the rectum and captures the images of the colon and rectum.
  3. Sometimes, the doctor may use other medical instruments to take the samples from colon and rectum for further investigations.
  4. After the examination, the colonoscope will be removed from the rectum.


What is the post-surgery/procedure care taken for patients?

  1. If blood is seen even after 3 to 4 bowel movements, consult the doctor.
  2. Walking is recommended.
  3. Should not drive any vehicle after completion of the procedure.
  4. Follow the special diet given by the dietician.


Who can perform?

Colonoscopy can be performed by:

  1. Gastroenterologist
  2. Colorectal surgeon
  3. Experienced Colonoscopist


What is the price of Colonoscopy in Chennai?

Expenses for Colonoscopy in Chennai changes due to the following factors:

  1. Medical condition of the patient
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Admission fee
  4. Type of hospital
  5. Age of the patient 


Minimum amount to be paid in Chennai starts from Rs.3,500

Average charges in Chennai is approximately Rs.7,000

Maximum cost in Chennai rises up to Rs.50,000 


Is Colonoscopy a major or minor surgery/procedure?

Colonoscopy may be a major or minor procedure as it involves the insertion of the colonoscope into the rectum for examination.


What is the eligibility criteria for Colonoscopy?

Eligible candidates for Colonoscopy are:

  1. Individuals with chronic diarrhea
  2. Patients with colon or rectal cancer
  3. People suffering from obstruction of the colon
  4. People who have colon or rectal polyps


What is the ineligibility criteria for Colonoscopy?

Ineligible candidates for Colonoscopy are:

  1. Individuals suffering from severe ulcers in the colon or rectum
  2. People who are having peritonitis
  3. Patients whose bowel is not prepared well


What are the risks and complications of Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy has the following risks and complications:

  1. Blood loss from the site of biopsy or site of examination
  2. Nausea 
  3. Perforation of the wall of colon or rectum
  4. Vomiting


How much time does it take to complete Colonoscopy?

The doctor may take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete the colonoscopy. 


What is the recovery time from Colonoscopy?

The patient may recover from Colonoscopy within 24 to 48 hours and depends on the health condition of the patient.


What is the success rate of Colonoscopy?

A few factors may determine the success rate of Colonoscopy and they are:

  1. Bowel preparation
  2. Patient age
  3. Medical condition of the patient
  4. Experience of the doctor 

However, the success rate of colonoscopy lies between 83.5% and 98.7%.


Does Colonoscopy hurt the patient?

Patients who undergo colonoscopy may or may not feel pain and it depends on the anesthetic effect.


Is Colonoscopy a permanent procedure/surgery?

A colonoscopy involves the insertion of the colonoscope into the rectum for examination and the doctor removes the colonoscope from the anus after completion of the examination. So, this procedure is not permanent.


What measures can be taken if Colonoscopy fails?

  1. Retrograde single balloon enteroscopy
  2. Virtual colonoscopy
  3. Repeat Colonoscopy by an advanced Endoscopist


Are there any alternatives to Colonoscopy?

Other options for Colonoscopy ae the following:

  1. Fecal immunochemical tests
  2. Sigmoidoscope
  3. Stool DNA
  4. Cologuard
  5. Fecal occult blood tests
  6. Double-contrast barium enema
  7. CT-Colonoscopy