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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.

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
  • Bleeding
  • 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.

Summary

A colonoscopy is usually a very safe and effective way of finding out if you have a problem with your large bowel.

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Guide price

Bowel Examination - Colonoscopy Fees
Initial consultation from £200
Treatment £1,910
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £1,910
Guide price £2,110
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The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

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