Do you need to have a colonoscopy? Many patients report that the worst part of a colonoscopy is the preparation beforehand.
If you’d like a more comfortable and simpler method of bowel preparation, consider HygiPrep. It is a clean and hygienic process of cleansing your colon for gastrointestinal diagnostics. Let’s talk about what’s involved in HygiPrep, and where you can go to find out whether this would be a good solution for your colonoscopy preparation.
How Does HygiPrep Work?
It is essential to have a clean colon (intestine) before a colonoscopy. This way, a doctor can accurately detect and remove polyps and other abnormalities from your colon during the procedure. Having a clean colon also reduces the duration of the procedure.
HygiPrep is a convenient and comfortable way to get your colon clean right before having a colonoscopy. It is 100% hygienic and safely washes out the contents of your colon.
This system has consistently provided satisfying results and more successful gastrointestinal procedures. Because HygiPrep thoroughly flushes out the colon, it prevents false diagnoses and provides more accurate results.
What’s Involved in the HygiPrep Procedure
You can have your HygiPrep done at a HyGIeaCare center on the same day of your colonoscopy. You will be in a private room. You will sit on an ergonomic basin, and your prep tech will insert a sterile and lubricated nozzle into your rectum. This nozzle will allow warm water to flow into your bowel and to gently cleanse your colon.
The process takes less than an hour to complete.
HygiPrep has no undesirable side effects. After the procedure, your assigned technician will check your colon for cleanliness and inform you of the procedure’s success.
Easier Colonoscopy Preparation
Many patients who have used HygiPrep as their pre-procedure bowel preparation report that it’s easier and more comfortable than traditional preparation. Physicians also report that HygiPrep has made it easier to achieve a successful colonoscopy, because it requires less adherence to specific instructions on the part of the patient.
Compared to standard colonoscopy preparation, HygiPrep is often the preferred option. Not only is it more comfortable and convenient, but it’s also easier for people who may have difficulty with the traditional methods.
Patients with the following conditions can particularly benefit from this pre-colonoscopy preparation procedure:
- Diabetic patients who find it difficult to go on liquid diets
- Patients who have difficulty ingesting large amounts of liquid
- Patients who have difficulty passing stools
- Patients with dementia or memory issues
Where to Have a Colonoscopy in Austin, Texas
Here at Austin Gastroenterology, your gastrointestinal health is our priority. Let our board-certified physicians handle your GI concerns, from swallowing issues to GERD to preventive screenings such as colonoscopies.
We are committed to providing you with excellent healthcare solutions that are as comfortable and convenient as possible. We will evaluate your health and your personal and family health history, and we will discuss whether a HygiPrep would be best for preparing for your colonoscopy.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with an Austin Gastroenterology physician, contact our friendly staff today by calling our location near you or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to being your healthcare partner.