New in our practice: Gastro- and Colonoscopy with the gentle CO2-insufflation which eliminates abdominal discomfort

New in our practice: Gastro- and Colonoscopy with the gentle CO2-insufflation which eliminates abdominal discomfort

As of late we are performing colonoscopies within our practice with the medical gas CO2 (carbondioxide) instead of with air.

CO2 has the advantage of an approximately 150-time faster resorption rate from the intestines than air. This effect already begins during the examination as CO2 that is administerd to distend the colon for clear visibility. CO2 is quickly and unnoticeably expelled through the lungs. This greatly alleviates the bloating and abdominal discomfort after a colonoscopy, that up until now could occur with use of air.

There have been numerous medical studies examining the use of CO2, and it has proven safe and effective. According to patient sastisfaction surveys the CO2-colonoscopy is clearly superior to the conventional regular-air-colonoscopy.