Colon & Rectal Surgery

Rectal Cancer

Delta Medix Patient General Information


An anoscopy is an examination of the rectum using a small rigid tubular device also called an anal speculum that is inserted a few inches into the anus to evaluate problems of the anal canal.  An anoscopy is used to diagnose hemorrhoids, anal fissures and some cancers.  Anoscopies are performed in an office setting usually during a scheduled office appointment with a physician.