EAST SIDEMedical Plaza 1
3270 Joe Battle Blvd #245
El Paso, TX 79938
WEST SIDE2000B Transmountain Road #260
El Paso, TX 79911
At GastroCare of El Paso, we use flexible sigmoidoscopy to visually examine the lower part of the colon (known as the sigmoid colon) and inside the rectum. This procedure is completed by our highly trained and board certified El Paso gastroenterologist using a thin, long, flexible tube to insert into the rectum. This tube is connected to a video screen, allowing the doctor to check for abnormalities, take pictures or tissue samples.
The flexible sigmoidoscopy procedure is performed to help diagnose the cause of symptoms such as:
There are many different digestive conditions that can lead to cancer or disease if they are not diagnosed and treated early on, such as diverticulitis, colon cancer, and colitis. With the help of a flexible sigmoidoscopy, we can monitor and diagnose these conditions early on and assess if treatment is necessary. This procedure can also be used to detect polyps and tumors at an early stage, even before symptoms are present. Having these routine tests performed can offer you peace of mind.
Call our El Paso gastroenterology office today at (915) 702-0165.