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Dr. Shiwnandan has been a Member of the American College of Gastroenterology and a Member of Association of West Indian Gastroenterologists since 1998. Dr. Shiwnandan is trained in ultrasound and endoscopic procedures and has be successfully preforming these procedures for more than 20 years.
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This is a procedure where a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the esophagus (gullet), stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum).
It's usually carried out as an outpatient procedure, and it often takes less than 15 minutes, although it may take longer if it's being used to treat a condition.
The patient is asked to fast overnight. Before the procedure, your throat will be numbed with a local anesthetic spray. You can also choose to have a sedative, if you prefer. This means you will still be awake, but will be drowsy and have reduced awareness about what's happening.
Dr. Shiwnandan will place the endoscope in the back of your mouth and ask you to swallow the first part of the tube. It will then be guided down your esophagus and into your stomach.
The procedure shouldn't be painful, but it may be unpleasant or uncomfortable at times.
If samples are taken to determine the real cause of the condition , these will be sent to a pathology lab for evaluation.
Standard Tests We Offer Include
A colonoscopy is an examination of your entire large bowel using a device called a colonoscope.
Your bowel needs to be empty when a colonoscopy is performed, so you'll be advised to eat a special diet for a few days beforehand and take a medication to help empty your bowel the day before the examination.
You may be given a sedative to help you relax during the test. The doctor will then insert the colonoscope into your rectum and move it along the length of your large bowel. This isn't usually painful, but can feel uncomfortable.
The camera relays images to a monitor, which allows the doctor to check for any abnormal areas within the rectum or bowel that could be the result of cancer. A biopsy may also be performed during the test.
A colonoscopy usually takes about an hour to complete, and most people can go home once they've recovered from the effects of the sedative.
If given a sedative, you will probably feel drowsy for a while after the procedure, so you'll need to arrange for someone to accompany you home.