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Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital - Gastroenterology

Private Surgical Service, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver)

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.

Colonoscopy

A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (colonoscope) is inserted into your anus and then moved along the entire colon. This allows the surgeon a view of the lining of the colon. Sometimes a biopsy (small piece of tissue) will be taken during the procedure for later examination at a laboratory. Polyps (small growths of tissue projecting into the bowel) may be removed during a colonoscopy.

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