Learn about Colonoscopies through HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital


  • Colonoscopy

  • Diagnostic esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

  • PEG tub insertion/replacement

  • Sigmoidoscopy

  • Therapeutic esophageal dilation

The process


We want to make sure patients understand what to expect when they need to undergo a procedure. As a result, patients are contacted by our pre-admission registered nurse prior to a scheduled procedure. You can expect this person to review the following information with you:

  • Date and time of procedure

  • Health history

  • Home medications

  • Allergies

  • Preparation instructions

  • ​Address questions or concerns

  • Verify you have a ride home following the procedure