Jeffrey M. Loria, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

Jeffrey M. Loria, MD

Gastroenterologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Specialist

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is an effective tool in diagnosing issues involving the rectum and lower colon. Dr. Jeffrey M. Loria, a leading gastroenterologist located on the Upper East Side in New York City, has two decades of experience in performing sigmoidoscopy examinations.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Q & A

What is a flexible sigmoidoscopy?

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic procedure in which a thin, flexible, tube that has a light and camera attached transmits a detailed image of the patient’s intestinal lining onto a monitor. This abbreviated version of colonoscopy enables Dr. Loria to look at a patient’s rectum and lower colon, also known as the sigmoid colon.

What are the most common purposes Dr. Loria uses a flexible sigmoidoscopy?  

Before administering any procedure, Dr. Loria will conduct a thorough consultation that includes a discussion with the patient about his or her symptoms, a complete medical history, and a complete physical examination. With this information in hand, Dr. Loria may order testing that includes laboratory work (analysis of blood, urine and stool samples) or imaging. Such imaging can include a flexible sigmoidoscopy. It is typically recommended for patients with unexplained chronic diarrhea, bleeding from the anus or rectum, abdominal pain, anemia or weight loss. During a flexible sigmoidoscopy procedure biopsies can be taken, and if polyps are seen, Dr. Loria will remove them and send them to a lab for evaluation. A sigmoidoscopy may also be ordered to monitor the effectiveness of treatment on inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.)

What should I expect during a flexible sigmoidoscopy?

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a quick and painless procedure that usually takes just a few minutes to perform. The procedure requires a simple bowel preparation typically done right before the exam. A flexible sigmoidoscopy can be performed with or without sedation, at the patient’s discretion. Dr. Loria performs sigmoidoscopy at the spacious, state-of-the-art facility, Carnegie Hill Endoscopy, located on Lexington Avenue between 97th and 98th street. During a pre-sigmoidoscopy consultation, Dr. Loria will answer all questions, fully explain necessary preparations, and offer a step-by-step description of what to expect.


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Jeffrey Loria, MD
111 East 88th Street, Suite 1A
Upper East Side

New York, NY 10128
Phone: 212-328-6199
Fax: (212) 517-4077
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