From £2,585
01179 872 727
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Bowel Examination - Colonoscopy Fees
Initial consultation from £200
Treatment £2,385
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £2,385
Guide price £2,585

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Bristol Hospital, The Chesterfield

3 Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BN

0117 906 4870
Radiology Department 0117 906 4878
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Why choose Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital for my colonoscopy?

Our hospital has been a leading private healthcare hospital in Bristol for over 50 years. We provide fast access to the best treatments. We perform colonoscopies using state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to diagnose a number of bowel conditions.

With free on-site parking and a dedicated day case ward, we'll ensure that your colonoscopy procedure goes safe and smoothly. Even as a day patient, our nurses will make you as comfortable as possible, give you details about any follow-up appointments and even help you make arrangements for the journey home, if required.

What is a colonoscopy and are there alternative bowel treatments?

A colonoscopy is a test that allows your consultant to look at the inner lining of your large bowel. Sometimes a polyp (small growth) is the cause of the problem and the endoscopist may be able to remove it during the procedure. Other options include a barium enema (an x-ray test of the large bowel) or a CT colography (a special scan of the large bowel).

What does the 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.

Recovery time

  • If you were given a sedative, you will normally recover in about two hours
  • You may feel a bit bloated for a few hours but this will pass
  • A member of the team will tell you what was found during the colonoscopy and will discuss with you any treatment or follow-up you need
  • You should be able to go back to work the day after the colonoscopy.

Summary

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