Colonoscopy Procedure


Colonoscopy is the gold standard in the investigation of the colon and rectum. A colonoscopy is used to examine the entire colon and rectum as well as used to biopsy either inflammation, polyps or tumours or/and to remove polyps or other specific abnormalities.

The procedure is performed using conscious sedation. The day before the procedure a special diet is followed and specialised laxatives are prescribed before the investigation is undertaken. Details and instructions will be provided to you by our rooms.

What you need to know:


Dr Jacques Badenhorst is a specialist gastroenterologist who practises from Suite 1409 at the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital on Cape Town's Foreshore, on the corner of DF Malan Street and Rua Bartholemeu Dias Plain.



Address: 1409, Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Cnr D.F. Malan Street and Rua Bartholemeu Dias Plain, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001

Tel: +27 (0)21 023 0723

Fax: +27 021 556 0220