Ormiston Hospital Paediatric Surgery / Endoscopy
Private Surgical Service General Surgery
A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (sigmoidoscope) is inserted into the anus and moved through the lower large intestine (bowel). This allows the surgeon a view of the lining of the lower large intestine (sigmoid colon). If necessary, a biopsy (small piece of tissue) may be taken for examination in the laboratory.