Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure that enables your doctor to examine the lining of the rectum and the last third of the colon. It has been used for many years as a screening tool for colon cancer and to evaluate certain conditions of the lower colon.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a safe procedure with a very low complication rate. At this time your doctor feels that this is the most appropriate procedure for your individual situation.
Now that you have viewed the presentation, it is your doctor's hope that you have a better understanding of the procedure, including its risks, benefits and alternatives. Based on your desires and expectations, you and your doctor can now make a shared decision about your health care.