Allen Rosenbaum, MD

Gastrointestinal and Liver Specialist


When having a colonoscopy, it requires that you cleanse your colon in order for the doctor to have a clear view.  Typically, this requires a clear liquid diet the day before the exam and a medication to take the evening before your examination.  You will receive written instructions for this.  If there are any questions, please call our office.

A colonoscopy is done at the hospital, but it is an outpatient procedure.  You will receive sedation before the exam, so you will need a family member or friend to drive you home.

Once sedated, Dr. Rosenbaum will take a small camera, at the end of a thin, flexible tube, and insert it into the rectum.  This enables him to clearly see the colon and search for polyps, inflammation, or other abnormalities.  If needed, he has special instruments he can use to remove polyps or take biopsies.

Please let Dr. Rosenbaum or his office staff know if you are taking any medications such as Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Plavix, Coumadin, Iron pills, or diabetes medications.  These will need to be adjusted prior to your procedure.

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