How is the procedure performed?
The medical assistant will insert a very small lubricated catheter into the rectum about 4 inches and gently administer 3 to 6 ounces of ozone over a 5-10 minute period while the patient is laying on his/her side. Most patient feel no discomfort.
The patient is asked to refrain from passing gas or having a bowel movement for at least 30 minutes. It has been shown that the entire amount of ozone is fully absorbed by that time. So any gas or bowel movement that is passed after that period does not have any affect on the results of the therapy.
It is generally recommended that the procedure is be performed within a few hours following a bowel movement. Some patients may prefer to self-administer an enema on the morning prior to arrival for the procedure but it is not necessary. We generally suggest that the patient have had a normal bowel movement that morning before the procedure.