The purpose of a colonoscopy is to look inside your colon using a flexible endoscope (see Figure 1), for polyps, cancers, ulcers, and other conditions.

Symptoms & Conditions:

There may be several reasons why you need to have a Colonoscopy or repeat Colonoscopy:

  • Rectal Bleeding - Blood in your stool
  • FOBT+ (Positive Faecal Occult Blood Test)
  • Screening via National Bowel Cancer Screening
  • Low Iron Levels - Anaemia
  • Abnormal imaging
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Family history
  • A family history of Bowel Cancer


Just before the procedure starts, you will receive some medicine to make you sleepy. This medicine (a sedative) will help you avoid discomfort from the procedure. Most people do not remember having the procedure. Dr Golani will begin the colonoscopy with a rectal examination. Then he will then insert the scope into the anus and as it's advanced, and he will inflate the bowel with a stream of carbon dioxide to allow better visualisation of the surface.

Colonoscopy Sydney Surgeon

The endoscope is a thin, flexible tube that has a light and a camera at the tip. Images from the camera go to a TV monitor in the procedure room, allowing Dr Golani to see the inside of your colon on screen.

Dr Golani will look for polyps, inflammation, cancer, or other abnormalities throughout your colon. He will also remove any polyps that are found. Dr Golani will look for polyps, inflammation, cancer, or other abnormalities throughout your colon. He will also remove any polyps that are found and any cancers that are part of the polyp.

This is usually done by passing a wire loop through the colonoscope to cut the polyp from the wall of the rectum with an electric current. The goal is to avoid advanced cancers at a later stage thus the cancer or polyp should be removed in one piece.

A colonoscopy usually takes around 30-45 minutes to complete. He will be able to take biopsies and take photographs to help make a diagnosis. After the procedure, you will need to recover for about 30-60 minutes to let the sedative wear off. You may feel some gas during your recovery caused by the gas used to inflate your colon. Most facilities will require someone to help you get home afterwards. Colonoscopy is a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with your large bowel.

Contact Us

To make an initial consultation booking, please contact our office on 02 8599 9819.

Main Clinic Address:

Madison Building
Suite 7, 25-29 Hunter St,
Hornsby NSW 2077

Phone: (02) 8599 9819

HealthLink: drgolani

Fax: (02) 9012 0976
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Our Horsnby clinic is located conviniently next to Hornsby Westfield & Hornsby Station

What do I bring to my appointment?

  • Referral letter
  • X-Rays/Scans
  • Test results relating to referral
  • Health fund card
  • Medicare card


Dr Golani performs a variety of General Surgical and Colorectal Surgical Procedures. They treat a variety of symptoms, diseases and conditions.

Rectal Surgery

Dr Golani's is highly skilled in performing Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for rectal prolapse.

Anal Fistulas & Fissures

Dr Golani can help with the treatment of the issue of painful anal fistulas & fissures.


Dr Golani has extensive experience with both elective and emergency presentations of Haemorrhoids.

Gastroscopy & Endoscopy

He is accredited by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA).

Royal College of Surgeons     Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand     Royal College of Edinbirgh     Gastroenterological Society of Australia     Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAN)     The Mater Hospital     Norwest Private Hospital