ColoLAVAGE The new preparation for colonoscopy
Kirsten extended in 2013 her education in New York, where she trained for the ColoLAVAGE. This colonoscopy preparation has been created by Amy Sander ( Wellness Institute for digestive health) and Dr Chris Demetriou, Gastroenterologist at the GI Doctors of New York, to provide an easier , more effective , and safer method of lower bowel cleansing consisting of a low volume oral preparation and specialized colonic irrigation techniques to prepare patients for their examinations .
A colonoscopy (internal investigation of the intestines ) is a screening test for colorectal cancer, other symptoms such as bleeding from the bowel, and for disorders of the colon such as colitis and polyps (small, benign, grape-like growths). The procedure is carried out in a gastro-intestinal clinic or hospital with the patient under full anaesthetic.
Many patients dread the preparation more than the colonoscopy itself which involves cleaning out the colon to ensure it is fully visible during the screening, given you the best chance of an accurate result.
The patient has to be on a 24 hour clear diet, consuming large amounts of laxative medication, sometimes up to 4 litres, and as a result spends a lot of time in the bathroom. It may also cause side effects including nausea, vomiting, bloating, cramping and alsoo dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
Sometimes patients struggle to complete this course of medication and the colon isn´t properly prepared for the screening. I now offer this additional treatment which takes place just before your colonoscopy, and ensures that your colon is clean .
Called ColoLAVAGE, it is an easier, more effective, and safer method of lower bowel cleansing, consisting of a low volume oral preparation and specialized colonic irrigation techniques to prepare patients for their examinations. The colonoscopy preparation has been created by Amy Sander (Welness Institute for digestive health) and DR. Chris Demetriou (gastroenterologist at the G.I. Doctors of New York).
Your doctor must be able to see a clean colon in order to carry out the test effectively. If the colon is dirty and there are stools left on the inside, your doctor may not be able to see polyps or sign of cancer, and may even have to do the test again. That would mean you would have to start all over .
So it is important to follow the prescription from your doctor ahead of your colonoscopy and we will work with you at the same to make sure you are properly prepared.
Contact me to find out how ColoLavage can help you .