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Procedure Information

Preparing for your Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a test designed to evaluate or "look at" the lining of the colon (large bowel).  Doctors use this test to look for causes of abdominal pain, sources of bleeding or anemia to explain abnormal S-Ray, to find and remove polyps, to examine the bowel after cancer removal, or to see if colitis is suspected.  This patient pamphlet will answer your questions about a colonoscopy, helping you understand how to prepare for your procedure and what to expect during the procedure.  

Preparing for your Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is a test designed to evaluate the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.  The test usually takes no more than 5-10 minutes and requires moderate to heavy sedation.  

Understanding Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

This minimally invasive outpatient procedure allows the physician to use a computer-guided imaging system to precisely locate suspicious breast tissue for biopsy.  The entire biopsy is performed through a tiny nick in the skin.  The procedure takes less than an hour, requires no sutures, and most patients experience only minimal discomfort.  This safe, accurate, and reliable option is the new standard of care for abnormal mammograms requiring a biopsy.  This patient brochure will help answer your questions about the procedure.