Colonoscopy in Bournemouth
At Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital our Consultants specialise in a range of endoscopic procedures and regularly perform colonoscopies, offering rapid access to treatment and exceptional diagnostic accuracy. Read more…
|Initial consultation||from £200|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£1,910|
Our prices are all-inclusive. We will equal any comparable price. There are no time limits on your aftercare.
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Why choose Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital for a private colonoscopy?
Are you in need of a colonoscopy procedure? You can skip the waiting lists and get rapid access to a private colonoscopy at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital. Our specialist Gastroenterologists are experts in diagnostic scans and you can expect to receive a detailed diagnosis and the findings from your procedure as quickly as possible.
We understand that undergoing any surgical treatment can be a stressful experience. At Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital we are proud of our high patient satisfaction scores and ensure that your stay in hospital is comfortable, stress-free and as smooth as possible. Our consultants are fully supported by our attentive matron-led nursing team, who contribute to our pleasant hospital environment and help deliver our first-class patient-centred care.
What is a colonoscopy?
- A colonoscopy is a test regularly carried out at our Bournemouth Hospital that allows our consultant to look at the inner lining of your large intestine, (rectum and colon)
- We use a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope to look at the colon
- A colonoscopy helps identify conditions such as ulcers, colon polyps, tumours and inflamed areas of inflammation.
Are there any alternatives to a colonoscopy?
Yes, other options can include a barium enema (an x-ray of the large bowel) or a CT colography (a special scan of the large bowel).
What does a colonoscopy procedure involve?
- If appropriate, the endoscopist may offer you a sedative or painkiller
- A colonoscopy usually takes between half an hour and three-quarters of an hour
- The procedure involves placing a flexible telescope into the back passage and blowing some air into the large bowel to get a clear view
- The endoscopist will be able to look for problems such as inflammation or polyps
- They will be able to perform biopsies and take photographs to help make the diagnosis.
What complications can happen?
- Allergic reaction
- Breathing difficulties or heart irregularities
- Making a hole in the colon
- Incomplete procedure.
How soon will I recover from my colonoscopy at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital?
- If you were given a sedative, you will normally recover in approximately 2 hours.
- You may feel a bit bloated for a few hours but this will pass.
- Your consultant will report back to you the findings of your colonoscopy.
- Most of our patients are able to go back to work within 24 hours of the colonoscopy unless they get told otherwise.
- If you were given a sedative, a responsible adult should take you home in a car or taxi and stay with you for at least 12 hours. Be near a telephone in the case of an emergency.
- Do not drive, operate machinery or do any potentially dangerous activities (this includes cooking) for at least 24 hours and not until you have fully recovered feeling, movement and co-ordination. You should also not sign legal documents or drink alcohol for at least 24 hours.
A colonoscopy is usually a very safe and effective way of finding out if you have a problem with your large bowel.