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A little concerned about going for colonscopy with anaesthetic) - since i read that there is a risk of perforation and peritonitis damage in the procedure. Does medici clinic have a good reputation - would you recommend it ? Thank you


Hi Lovelorn,
please don't worry to much ...potentially are your risks not having the c. much bigger?
I was with Medicis (av. de Tervuren - is this the one you are referring to!) some years ago. Medicis does not do it, your Gastro-Specialist works with a Brussels hospital, he/she is affiliated with. I was very well treated at Saint-Jean (close to Botanique) - good pre-consultations, excellent anaesthesia and about 20 minutes later all was done - relax & have a good sleep ;-).

Jun 28, 2016 10:04

It is practically safe. I had it at St. Luc two years ago. Chin up.

Jun 28, 2016 12:47
Phil Cole

I've had a few over the years. Never any problems - there are of course risks of perforations but I know that the chance is very low.

To try and settle your nerves, I've just been reading some studies on the risks of perforations during colonoscopies, and in a 2015 study in the US there were 228 issues out of 277,434 of the patients looked at, which comes out at 0.08% chance, or 1 in 998 people has an issue.

As I said, I've had a few over the years and they really aren't anything to worry about.

Jun 28, 2016 16:23

My colleague has this done every year as a day patient in the Clinique St. Jean. I and several friends have had this intervention (and endoscopy) done by Dr. Luc Oosterbosh, Ave Paul Hymans, in his consulting rooms there. Highly recommend him.

Jun 30, 2016 00:08
J C Hill

Have had this done at Medicis - excellent service. The pre-exam routine is far worse than the actual exam. And having had one done without anaesthetic I wouldn't recommend it!

Jun 30, 2016 21:11