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Less invasive and more comfortable for patients.
Most people don’t look forward to the invasiveness of a traditional colonoscopy, and often put the procedure off to avoid the discomfort. Yet, colorectal cancer screenings are an important part of colon cancer prevention and early detection.
The Imaging Center at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion offers virtual colonoscopy, which is minimally invasive, safe and more comfortable for patients than a traditional colonoscopy.
How Does It Work?
The entire procedure usually takes less than a half hour and requires no sedation. Because there is no anesthesia, you do not need a friend or relative to drive you to the exam. Traditional colonoscopy can take up to an hour and patients must be sedated.
Beyond examining your colon, virtual colonoscopy allows the physician to look outside the colon for other abnormalities in the abdomen and pelvis.
Sharp Memorial Hospital Outpatient Pavilion
3075 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
For More Information
To purchase a screening package or to learn more about the virtual colonoscopy procedure, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277). To find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego doctor or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.