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Colonoscopy in Chester Total cost £2410
  Consultant fees Hospital fees
Initial consultation £160 No charge
Pre-assessment Included Included
Main treatment Included Included
Post-discharge care Included Included
Subtotals £160 guide price £2250 guaranteed price
Total £2410

The price displayed for your initial consultation is a guideline only as consultant fees vary according to their own individual fee schedules. The price displayed above however for pre-assessment, main treatment and post-discharge care is guaranteed and inclusive of all costs.

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Chester, The Grosvenor Hospital

Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QP

01244 680 444 01244 680812 (fax)
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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
  • Bleeding
  • 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.

Summary

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.