Sigmoidoscopy Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Sigmoidoscopy to foreign patients.
Yanhee Hospital Contact Yanhee Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
Yanhee International Hospital is a modern international hospital with 400 beds capacity and equipped with facilities to serve inpatients and outpatients for medical, cosmetic and aesthetic procedures.
Sigmoidoscopyupon request
Dr. Jesus Arturo Armenta Jasso Contact Dr. Jesus Arturo Armenta Jasso
Gastro & Bariatric Surgeon, Mexico
A Gastointestinal Surgeon who specializes in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Armenta speaks fluent English and treats many American patients.
Sigmoidoscopy100 - 400 US$
Mission Hospital Contact Mission Hospital
Private Hospital, Thailand
Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
This general hospital in Bangkok offers a full range of services including Cosmetic Surgery. It has been accredited by the Hospital Accreditation Thailand and has been serving patients for more than 70 years.
Sigmoidoscopyupon request
Mahkota Medical Centre Contact Mahkota Medical Centre
Private Hospital, Malaysia
MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.
Sigmoidoscopyupon request
British Hospital Lisbon XXI Contact British Hospital Lisbon XXI
British Hospital, Portugal
An ISO certified private hospital with in and out patient facilities providing medical services that include urology, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ob-gyn, neurology, general surgery, bariatrics, neurology, gastroenterology and more.
Sigmoidoscopyupon request
IDCSalud Hospital General de Catalunya Contact IDCSalud Hospital General de Catalunya
Hospital, Spain
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A large private hospital, part of the IDCSalud group of hospitals, with over 300 physicians. This is a general tertiary hospital that provides medical services in virtually all medical specialties.
Sigmoidoscopyupon request
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital Contact Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Private Hospital, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital is a JCI accredited facility that provides the highest quality of care for all its patients. The hospital is one of Turkey’s largest private hospitals and utilizes the best and most up-to-date technologies in its 170 bed facility.
Sigmoidoscopyupon request
Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey Contact Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey
Private Hospital, Mexico
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.
Sigmoidoscopyupon request
Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital Contact Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital
Children Hospital, Spain
Our hospital’s Gastroenterology Unit is specialized in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disorders and swallowing disorders (oral motor dysphagia) and in the performance of minimally invasive techniques.
Sigmoidoscopyupon request
Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación Contact Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación
Private Hospital, Colombia
A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.
Sigmoidoscopyupon request
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About Sigmoidoscopy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Sigmoidoscopy?
The examination of the large intestine, from the rectum to the colon using an instrument known as a sigmoidoscope is called sigmoidoscopy. The sigmoidoscope is a flexible tube with a camera and light attached to it. This transmits images from the large intestine which can be viewed though an eyepiece or a monitor. Sigmoidoscopy is used to diagnose colon cancer. It also helps to investigate symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea and bleeding. Diagnosis of bowel obstruction, diverticulosis, colon polyps and inflammatory bowel disease can be done with the help of a sigmoidoscopy. During a sigmoidoscopy, abnormal growths can be removed and biopsy can also be conducted.

What are the different types of sigmoidoscopy?
The different types of sigmoidoscopy are:
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    In flexible sigmoidoscopy, the sigmoidoscope is flexible and is approximately 2.3 feet long and 0.5 inches wide. It enables a thorough view of bends in the lower colon.
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
    Rigid sigmoidoscopy is rarely used. In this procedure the sigmoidoscope is 10 to 12 inches long and 1 inch wide. It enables the doctor to view the rectum and lower colon, however, it does not reach as far as the flexible sigmoidoscope.

How is a sigmoidoscopy performed?
This procedure is performed by a gastroenterologist or a surgeon. You will need to lie on your left side. Your knees need to be drawn up to your chest. First, a digital rectal exam is performed in which the doctor checks for blockage in the rectum and dilates the anus. Then, a sigmoidoscope is inserted into the rectum. To enable better view, air is passed into the colon through the sigmoidoscope. You may feel a need to have a bowel movement during this time. The sigmoidoscope passes up to the sigmoid colon. As the scope is slowly withdrawn the bowel lining is examined carefully. Forceps are passed through the hollow channel of the sigmoidoscope that enables biopsies to be taken.

How to prepare for a sigmoidoscopy?
  • Your colon needs to be emptied by using enemas and/or laxatives before the sigmoidoscopy. The bowel needs to be empty of stool.
  • You may also be required to be on a liquid diet since 1 or 2 days prior to the sigmoidoscopy.
  • You will need to take enema 1 hour prior to the procedure to clear the intestine thoroughly.

Duration of procedure/surgery:
10 to 20 minutes

Days admitted:
None. Sigmoidoscopy is usually done on an outpatient basis.


- After the sigmoidoscopy, you may feel cramping and bloating due to the air that was passed into your intestine. - Slight rectal bleeding is possible due to the irritation from the sigmoidoscope insertion. - You can go home after the procedure, unless the doctor gives special orders for any procedures to be performed after the sigmoidoscopy.

Rare possibilities of complications in a sigmoidoscopy may include: - Perforation of the bowel - Bleeding - Abdominal pain - Infection

After care:
You should inform the doctor if you have the following symptoms: - Severe pain in the abdomen - Heavy bleeding - Nausea - Vomiting