Colonoscopy in Cardiff
At Nuffield Health Cardiff Bay and Vale Hospitals, you can skip the wait and get rapid access to a diagnostic colonoscopy procedure performed by our specialist general surgeons. Read more…
|Initial consultation||from £150|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£1,530|
Our prices are all-inclusive. We will equal any comparable price. There are no time limits on your aftercare.
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Cardiff Bay Hospital, Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff, CF11 0SN
The Vale Hospital, Hensol Castle Park, Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8JX
Why choose our hospitals in Cardiff and The Vale for your colonoscopy treatment?
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 Cardiff Bay and Vale Hospitals. Our specialist consultants are experts in diagnostic procedures 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 and waiting for results can be a stressful experience. That is why our staff aim to deliver surgical results quickly and make your stay in hospital as comfortable as possible.
Our state-of-the-art private hospitals are situated in Cardiff Bay and the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan (West of Cardiff, close to the M4). We are proud of our first class reputation to primary care and all of our hospital staff contribute to our pleasant and efficient hospital environments.
Colonoscopies are classed as a day case procedure so you can expect to be discharged from our hospitals in South Wales on the same day.
How to book a private consultation at Nuffield Health Cardiff & Vale Hospitals
If you need a colonoscopy or want expert advice from one of our specialists, you can discuss your treatment options with one of our consultants in either Cardiff or Vale by booking a private consultation via our dedicated hospital enquiry team on 02920 005694.
Our 2 hospital locations in South Wales allow you to shape your own colonoscopy treatment
Most inpatient procedures are performed at our Vale Hospital, however patients have the flexibility to decide where their initial consultation takes place.
As well as the Vale Hospital, our general surgeons also operate out of Nuffield Health Cardiff Bay Hospital for initial consultations, diagnostic investigations and pre-op tests.
Subsequently, you can choose which of our two locations you want to undertake your post-surgery aftercare with.
What is a colonoscopy?
- A colonoscopy is a test regularly carried out at our hospitals in South Wales that allow our consultants 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
- 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 the day after the colonoscopy.
A colonoscopy is generally a very safe and effective way of finding out if you have a problem with your large bowel.