Colorectal Surgeon and General Surgeon, Dr Stephen Allison


What is a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is an examination of the large bowel with a flexible telescope. It is performed to investigate bleeding, change in bowel habit and abdominal pain. It is used as a screening tool in patients with a family history of colon cancer which is cancer of the large bowel.

Colonoscopy Explained

You will require a bowel preparation to empty the bowel of faecal contents. You will have sedation with an anaesthetist while the procedure is performed. It is a day procedure.


For a consultation and further advice on colonoscopies please contact us on (07) 3397 2634 for an appointment with Dr Allison.



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