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What is a colonoscopy and do I need one?

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Investigating digestive disorders or bowel conditions sometimes requires a closer look at what’s going on internally with a procedure called a colonoscopy – where a thin, flexible tube with a telescopic camera at the end is carefully inserted into the colon (also known as the large intestine/bowel) via the rectum.  Here are 3 key examples Read More

Preparing for Your Colonoscopy

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If you’ve decided to book a colonoscopy in London, or even if you’re still undecided as to whether it’s the right procedure for you, then you’re probably wondering what you have to do to prepare your body to make sure that everything runs smoothly and is as comfortable as possible. As highly trained medical professionals Read More

The Colorectal Surgeon Song

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We don’t always see the funny side of medicine. Perhaps we should step back and laugh a little more. After all, laughter is the best medicine! We hope you enjoy this Youtube clip. None of the doctors at the London Gastroenterology Centre is actually a colorectal surgeon, but we are specialists in colonoscopy so if Read More

The History and Future of Colonoscopy

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“A quantum advance in abdominal surgery.” – Dr. Francis Moore When were colonoscopies first performed? Modern day colonoscopies were first performed in 1969 when the procedure was a revolutionary one. Developing and perfecting the colonoscopy took time and medical professionals met with many difficulties in the beginning. Dr. William I. Wolff and his colleague, Dr. Read More