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Preparing for Colonoscopy

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Optical Colonoscopy

Virtual Colonoscopy

UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, offers virtual and optical colonoscopy as the most effective ways to be screened for colon cancer.


It is extremely important to properly prepare your colon prior to your colonoscopy screening. Please reference the colonoscopy prep instructions you were given. Please plan ahead. You must begin your preparations one week prior to your colonoscopy appointment. The information and materials included in our online colonoscopy prep kit make it easier than ever to prepare.


Questions about your virtual colonoscopy? Please call the number where you scheduled your virtual colonoscopy:

  • 1 South Park (Medical Imaging): (608) 287-2192
  • UW Hospital, Research Park, Digestive Health Center or East Clinic: (608) 263-9630 

Optical Colonoscopy Prep Kit



Optical Colonoscopy Preparation Instructions

Questions about your optical colonoscopy? Please call the UW Health Digestive Health Center at (608) 890-5000


Virtual Colonoscopy Prep Kit



Virtual Colonoscopy Preparation Instructions

Dietary Preparation