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Colonoscopy is a safe procedure, even in children less than one-year old. Our team of specialists, which may include a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric anesthesiologist, has experience performing this common procedure on children and can help you prepare your child.
We may give your child general anesthesia, which will minimize pain. We then will insert a flexible tube with a camera and light mounted on the end to examine your child’s large intestine for abnormalities, including inflammation or polyps. If necessary, we also may examine the small intestine and take tissue or liquid samples for further examination and testing.