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Auckland Colorectal Centre

Private Service, General Surgery


A long, narrow tube with a light attached (sigmoidoscope) is inserted into your anus and moved through your rectum (bowel). This allows the surgeon a view of the lining of the lower large intestine. If necessary, a biopsy (small piece of tissue) may be taken for examination in the laboratory.

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