Instructions for Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (Flexi)
Please report to: Lincoln Surgery Endoscopy Services at 1730 S. 70th St Ste 120 Entrance D
A sigmoidoscopy is the visual examination of the inside of the rectum and sigmoid colon, using a lighted, flexible video endoscope. Unlike the colonoscopy that visualized the whole colon which is approximately 5-6 feet, this procedure usually only visualized the last part of the colon which is approximately 1-2 feet.
There are several reasons why a Flexi is performed. These could include but are not limited to; bleeding, diarrhea, colitis, abdominal pain, rectal pain, abnormal x-rays findings, and/or a follow up from a previous diagnosis (polyp, cancer, etc.)
A nurse from Lincoln Surgery Endoscopy Services will be contacting you within a week before your scheduled procedure. Our preop phone calls are generally made in the afternoon, due to our nurses being involved with morning procedures. Please plan on this call taking approximately 10-20 minutes depending on your medical information. This call is very important, so that we may obtain your information and answer any questions you have about your upcoming procedure.
While we may have notified your insurance company, it is your responsibility to contact your insurance company regarding your benefits and how this procedure will be paid.
If you have any questions regarding the prep, please call the office nurses at 402-441-5600.