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Prep before a Surgery
 
GASTROINTESTINAL RADIOLOGY
 
BARIUM ENEMA
Colon Hydrotherapy offers valuable application as a preparation method for the barium enema. The optimal way to study any hollow viscus filled with contrast material is to have the viscus completely empty of any other contents. Preparations have been used to cleanse the colon of most of its contents. These include enemas and  tea's. Preparation for barium enemas, utilizing Colon Hydrotherapy, would obviate the need for laxatives and provide a more complete colon cleansing process. This modality would dramatically decrease the incidence of improper preparation while facilitating a more accurate procedure.
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Again, application of Colon Hydrotherapy immediately following the barium enema  would effectively cleanse the barium solution from the large intestine and minimize the discomfort to the client as a result of the retained barium.
 
Two Colon Hydrotherapy sessions on consecutive days prior to barium enema and at least two session immediately following the procedure. Clear liquid diet beginning day one and continue until after procedure.
 
Colon Hydrotherapy session on day one.
Colon Hydrotherapy session on day two.
Barium enema on day two shortly after second session.
Two Colon Hydrotherapy sessions on consecutive days immediately following the barium enema.
Colon Hydrotherapy session on day two.
Colon Hydrotherapy session on day three.
 
GASTROENTEROLOGY
Colon Hydrotherapy is a valuable modality in the preparation involving diagnostic studies for evaluating the colon, including sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. This procedure effectively cleanses the entire colon, affording optimal preparation for the above studies while maximizing the physician’s timetable. Harsh laxatives or enemas are not necessary prior to sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy when utilizing Colon Hydrotherapy.
 
SIGMOIDOSCOPY
24 - hour clear liquid diet after midnight day one.
Colon Hydrotherapy session day one.
Colon Hydrotherapy session day two.
Exam on day two after second session.
 
COLONOSCOPY
Three Colon Hydrotherapy sessions on consecutive days prior to colonoscopy.
Clear liquid diet beginning day one and continue until after procedure.
Colon Hydrotherapy session on day one.
Colon Hydrotherapy session on day two.
Colon Hydrotherapy session on day three.
Colonoscopy on day three shortly after third session.
 
SURGERY
Colon Hydrotherapy would function as a valuable modality in preparation for gastrointestinal surgery.
This colon cleansing procedure would provide a more optimal surgical field and potentially decrease the risk of postoperative complications due to the presence of bacteria at the suture line. In addition, Colon Hydrotherapy may be applied to all patients undergoing general or spinal anesthesia: cardiac, general, OB/GYN or urologic surgery, as it would reduce problems with bowel function associated with general anesthesia following surgery. The use of strong laxatives or purgatives such as castor oil, along with enemas can be avoided when utilizing Colon Hydrotherapy as the method of choice prior to or following surgery. The gentle infusion of warm water into the rectum would promote elimination and not stress the incision site. Timetable for liquid diet prior to surgery as directed by the surgeon.
One Colon Hydrotherapy session on two consecutive days prior to surgery.
Colon Hydrotherapy session on day one.
Colon Hydrotherapy session on day two.
 
POST - OPERATIVE APPLICATION
Two Colon Hydrotherapy sessions on consecutive days following surgery (excluding intestinal or rectal surgery) , or as indicated by the individual’s bowel function status.
Colon Hydrotherapy session on day one.
Colon Hydrotherapy session on day two.
 
ACCELERATED 23-HOUR PREPARATION FOR THE SPECIALTY AREAS OF RADIOLOGY, GASTROENTEROLOGY AND SURGERY.
Colon Hydrotherapy provides the most effective preparation for diagnostic procedures relating to the large intestine including: barium enema, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and surgery. This technique promotes an optimal examination site and allows for a more accurate diagnosis.
Preparation utilizing Colon Hydrotherapy would obviate the need for laxatives and other oral preparation solutions which interfere with important digestive and assimilative processes occurring in the stomach and small intestine. Most preparation procedures precipitate dehydration in the patient, where as Colon Hydrotherapy in effect, would improve the hydration status of the patient by absorption of water through the colon.
The accelerated twenty-three hour preparation schedule would allow the client/patient to be treated in the hospital and discharged within a twenty-three hour period maintaining outpatient status