Looking for a best in class colonoscopy doctor in NYC? A colonoscopy is an endoscopic examination performed by the NYC gastroenterologist, Dr. Shawn Khodadadian in Midtown Manhattan and Upper East Side, of the large bowel and is considered the gold standard of bowel cancer screening methods. Dr. Khodadadian guides a colonoscope (a long, thin, flexible tube containing a tiny video camera) from the anus to the end of the colon (cecum) and into the distal part of the small bowel (the terminal ileum).
During your colonoscopy images from the camera are shown in real-time on a monitor, allowing the doctor to carefully examine the bowel. Biopsies and treatment can be given during this procedure, which usually takes about 30 minutes.
Colonoscopy is a medical outpatient procedure that allows a gastroenterologist like Dr. Khodadadian to visually examine the lining of your large intestine from the inside. This procedure often is performed to test for colon cancer and to check for pre-cancerous polyps, which can be removed at the same time. Dr. Khodadadian uses a long, flexible tube called a colonoscope. This device, about as thick around as a finger, has a video camera on its tip and sends images to a video monitor, where the doctor can observe its trip from your rectum to the deepest part of your colon.