New Colonoscopy Prep System Offers Comfortable Alternative to Traditional Prep
By Karen Haberthier, MD
3301 Mercy Health Blvd. Suite 500
Cincinnati, OH 45211
No one likes to prep for colonoscopy. From forcing down the liquid to camping out in the bathroom, the prep can be a barrier to colon cancer screening. Of course, a bowel that is not adequately cleansed can result in a missed polyp or cancer, a longer procedure time, and a repeat colonoscopy at much shorter intervals than if adequate cleansing.
Cincinnati HyGIeaCare Center introduced the HyGIeaCare Prep System to Cincinnati in February 2017. HyGIeaCare has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to effectively clean the bowel using a gentle infusion of warm, gravity-flow filtered water. Patients that choose this prep may forgo many of the elements that make traditional bowel prep inconvenient and uncomfortable – the consumption of large quantities of fluids and the need to constantly run to the bathroom, which often results in losing a good night’s sleep.
Centrally located in Norwood, the center offers same-day prep in a clean, comfortable atmosphere. A small, sterile, disposable nozzle is easily inserted into the rectum and a gentle and comfortable stream of warm water flows into the bowel, loosening stool and causing the intestine to contract allowing for the comfortable and discreet evacuation of the colon. Water continues to gently flow until the prep-tech determines the colon has been sufficiently cleansed. The HyGIeaCare Prep replaces traditional prep for colonoscopy and is performed just prior to the scheduled colonoscopy. Patients say this prep is simple, comfortable and convenient.
HyGIeaCare prep is available only by prescription by Ohio Gastroentrology and Liver Institute physicians. For more information, please visit www.hygieacare.com/cincinnati.html or call 513-258-2207.