From £2,005
01242 246552
Overall rating Good
Bowel Examination - Colonoscopy Fees
Initial consultation from £175
Treatment £1,830
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £1,830
Guide price £2,005

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Cheltenham Hospital

Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6SY

01242 246 500 01242 246501 (fax)
Main Reception 01242 246500
Enquiries, Treatments & Prices 01242 246552
Physiotherapy 03450454845
Radiology 01242 246 502

Why choose Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital for your 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 Cheltenham Hospital. Our specialist general surgeons are experts in diagnostic scans and you can expect to receive a detailed diagnosis and the findings from your procedure as quickly as possible.

Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital has been leading the way for private healthcare in Gloucestershire for a number of years, our experienced consultants obtain a wealth of expertise and are fully supported by our attentive matron-led nursing team. Our nursing staff are on call at all hours of the day to provide medical support, whilst preparing a clean and comfortable hospital environment.

How to book a diagnostic test or scan at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital?

To have a colonoscopy at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital, you will need to book a consultation with one of our general surgeons first. To book an initial consultation, please call our hospital enquiry team on 01242 246552. Alternatively, fill out a contact form below and we will get back to you at a more convenient time.

What is a colonoscopy?

  • A colonoscopy is a test regularly carried out at our Hospital in Cheltenham, which allows 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
  • Bleeding
  • Incomplete procedure.

How soon will I recover from my colonoscopy at Nuffield Health Cheltenham 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 the day after the colonoscopy.

Summary

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