Ottawa Endoscopy & Day Surgery Centre, opened in July 2005, is Ottawa’s first privately operated, publicly funded, out-patient medical clinic delivering specialized medical services including screening colonoscopy, gastroscopy, and day surgical procedures.


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What is a colonoscopy procedure?

Colonoscopy is the visual examination of the inner surface of the intestinal tract via means of an endoscope. A long flexible tube (colonoscope)...

What can I expect after the Flex Sig procedure is over?

Your pulse, respiration, and blood pressure will be checked. You may feel a bit bloated and have some lower abdominal cramps...

What can I expect during the Flex Sig procedure?

The procedure itself will take about 15-20 minutes. However please allow for 2 hours at the clinic for pre and post operative assessments.

An intravenous (IV) will be started so that the doctor can give you sedating medication to make you feel relaxed and sleepy...

How do I prepare for the Flex Sig procedure?

It is very important that you follow the preparation instructions provided. These instructions outline what food and drinks are permissible for 48 hours before the test and what laxatives are required to ensure that the area to be examined is empty.

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