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Cambridge Specialist Centre

Private Service, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver), Endocrinology, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Respiratory

Sigmoidoscopy

A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (sigmoidoscope) is inserted into your anus and moved through your lower large intestine (bowel). This allows the surgeon a view of the lining of the lower large intestine (sigmoid colon). If necessary, a biopsy (small piece of tissue) may be taken for examination in the laboratory.

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