Dr Abbasi

Consultant, Gastroenterologist.

MBBS, PhD, MRCP, FRCP.

Gastro Specialist in Manchester.

Dr-Abbasi

MBBS, PhD, MRCP, FRCP 

Dr A.M Abbasi

Gastroenterology , General (internal) medicine

Gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatobiliary - Consultation

Dr A.M Abbasi

Consultant

Gastroenterologist

Dr Abbasi specialises in all aspects of gastroenterology, hepatology, Inflammatory bowel disease, Pancreatobiliary and therapeutic endoscopy.

Dr Abbasi has performed over 15,000 diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal procedures (OGD, Colonoscopy, ERCP and EUS) in the last 15 years.

Dr Abbasi has been formally assessed as competent to a standard commensurate with specialist practice to perform Screening Derived Colonoscopy (Bowel Cancer Screening) approved by the Joint Advisory Group (JAG) on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a test, which allows the endoscopist to look at the lining of the colon (large bowel). It provides an excellent view of the mucosal surface from the anal canal to the terminal ileum. Almost any intraluminal lesion can be detected and biopsied.

 

Your stay on the endoscopy unit could be up to 2 hours or more depending on individual recovery time, also please note that your appointment time is only your admittance time.

A colonoscopy is done by passing a long flexible tube (endoscope) which is approximately the thickness of your index finger, into the bowel via the anus (back passage).

The examination usually takes about 30 minutes although it can sometimes take longer.

 

 

During the procedure

In some cases it may be necessary to take small samples of tissue (biopsies) using tiny forceps, which are then sent to the laboratory for testing. The taking of biopsies is usually painless and very safe.

It may be necessary for the endoscopist to remove polyps from the lining of the bowel. These polyps are projections of tissue, which grow on the lining of the bowel and are removed using a small wire loop. Removing polyps is usually painless.