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After Your Colonoscopy ,
Doctor Discussion with Patient

So much discussion surrounding a colonoscopy procedure revolves around the preparation required for it. The actual procedure is fairly routine and can save your life with regular colorectal cancer testing, or colonoscopies. However, there is very little discussion about what should happen after your colonoscopy.

After your colonoscopy, anything Dr. Yamini finds concerning, such as a tumor or large polyp will be sent to a lab to be checked for pre-cancer or cancer cells. You may experience a level of wooziness from the anesthetics. You may also have a level of gas because air is pumped into your bowel, which may cause temporary stomach cramps.

It’s also important to focus on proper replenishment after your colonoscopy. During the preparation for the procedure you are dehydrating your body, so it’s important to put vital fluids and electrolytes back into your system. Depending on your system you may be advised to eat sparingly in the hours following your procedure. It’s important to start with soft and easily digestible foods and fluids that will not potentially irritate your colon.

Foods to Avoid After Your Colonoscopy

After your colonoscopy you should focus on drinking fluids and eating fluid-based foods to avoid dehydration. Be sure to avoid foods that are hard to digest such as greasy, spicy and high in fiber foods. Avoid carbonated drinks to limit gas in your system. Avoid alcoholic beverages, brown rice, corn, legumes and raw vegetables.

If you have additional questions about having a colonoscopy or would like to see Dr. Yamini, call our office today for an appointment. We look forward to seeing you.

Posted on behalf of David P. Yamini, MD

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Our Patient Reviews

David P. Yamini, MD

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 58 reviews

Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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