The Institute of Health & Wellness provides services in many fields like functional medicine, colorectal surgery and care, nutrition, weight loss and training, spa therapies, rescue medicine and Gastrointestinal testing in West Palm Beach. Dr. Deborah A. DeMarta, our colorectal surgeon and functional medicine specialist, has focused her care towards lifestyle behavior and nutritional changes for the better part of twenty years. She uses her surgical skills with great care, caution, and precision.
What is gastrointestinal test?
For most people, this medicine leads to them being unaware of what is going on and unable to remember the procedure afterward. You will wake up after the test is over, but might not be fully awake until later in the day. During the Gastrointestinal testing in West Palm Beach, you will be asked by the Colon doctor to lie on your side with your knees flexed and a drape will cover you. Your blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rate will be monitored during and after the test.
Your Colon doctor might insert a gloved finger into the rectum to examine it before inserting the colonoscope. The colonoscope is lubricated so it can be easily inserted into the rectum. Once in the rectum, the colonoscope is passed all the way to the beginning of the colon, called the cecum. If you are awake, you may feel an urge to have a bowel movement when the colonoscope is inserted or pushed further up the colon.
For this procedure, a small piece of tissue is taken out through the colonoscope. The tissue is looked at under a microscope to determine if it is a cancer, a benign (non-cancerous) growth, or a result of inflammation.
Gastrointestinal testing in West Palm Beach