Colonoscopy in Chester
At Nuffield Health Chester Hospital, our expert endoscopists use the latest medical technology to perform a colonoscopy. This procedure offers a comprehensive diagnosis of bowel conditions. Read more…
|Initial consultation||from £160|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£2,250|
Our prices are all-inclusive. We will equal any comparable price. There are no time limits on your aftercare.
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Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QP
Why choose Nuffield Health Chester Hospital for my colonoscopy?
Our Grosvenor hospital has been providing exceptional private healthcare to people in Cheshire for over 40 years. If you're concerned about a bowel problem, we can see you quickly and get to the root of the problem. Our specialist surgeons 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 minor operation suite, we'll ensure that your colonoscopy treatment is effective and efficient. Even as a day patient, our nurses will make you as comfortable as possible, give you details about your follow-up appointments and make sure you're ready to go home.
Why have a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a test regularly carried out at our Chester Hospital that allows a 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 area. A colonoscopy helps us identify conditions such as ulcers, colon polyps, tumours and inflamed areas of inflammation.
Are there alternative treatments?
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
- Incomplete procedure.
How soon will I recover?
- 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.
A colonoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if you have a problem with your large bowel. If you are experiencing problems with your bowel come and talk to our expert consultants in Chester.