Jeffrey S Aronoff, MD
Colorectal Surgeon located in New York, NY
A colonoscopy allows your doctor to view your colon and rectum in detail — and can save your life by identifying colorectal cancer, too. At Jeffrey S. Aronoff, MD, PC, in Midtown East, Manhattan, Dr. Aronoff performs your colonoscopy on-site in the fully equipped surgery center. Dr. Aronoff is a leading colorectal specialist who’s dedicated to convenient comprehensive care, so call the New York City office or book your appointment using the online scheduler.
What is a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows Dr. Aronoff to view your rectum and colon. It's a common screening tool for colorectal cancer and precancerous growths called polyps.
When should I have a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a common colorectal cancer screening tool for adults over 50, or for younger adults who have increased cancer risk. Dr. Aronoff may also recommend a colonoscopy if you have problems such as:
- Bleeding during bowel movements
- Persistent diarrhea
- Abdominal cramping or pain
- Weight loss without trying
These symptoms are often an indicator of illnesses like Crohn's disease, and colonoscopy is a reliable way to make the diagnosis.
What should I expect during the procedure?
One of our experienced anesthesiologists will give you medication through a vein to
relax you, while you are lying comfortably on your left side. The colonoscope is then
inserted into the rectum and advanced gradually through the entire colon.
The colonoscope is then slowly withdrawn. During the procedure, the lining of the colon is
carefully examined. Interventions such as biopsies and polyp removal can take place
through the use of specialized instruments inserted through the colonoscope.
What happens after the colonoscopy?
You will be monitored in a recovery area until the effects of the medication have worn
off. Some bloating and gas pains after the procedure are normal. These are normally
You will be able to resume your regular diet after the colonoscopy unless
you are instructed otherwise. You will be able to return to normal activity shortly after
the colonoscopy. It is advised, however, that strenuous exercise, operating dangerous
machinery, and driving be delayed for at least 6-12 hours (preferably to the day after the
For a colonoscopy in a comfortable facility performed by a leading colorectal surgeon, the choice is clear. Call Jeffrey S. Aronoff, MD, PC, or use the online scheduler to book your appointment.