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At Nuffield Health Derby Hospital our leading team of consultant endoscopists have an exemplary reputation for their diagnostic accuracy whilst performing colonoscopies.

Why choose Nuffield Health Derby Hospital for your private colonoscopy procedure?

Are you in need of quick access to a colonoscopy? At Nuffield Health Derby Hospital, we understand that patients want access to tests, scans & diagnostic procedures as quickly possible. Our expert endoscopists provide rapid access to colonoscopies and you can expect to receive your results from surgery as quickly as possible.

Colonoscopies at Nuffield Health Derby Hospital are often performed as a day case procedures, meaning you will get to go home on the same day. Even as a day case patient, you will still have access to our excellent patient facilities which include your own private room to relax in before and after treatment. Each room features a large en-suite bathroom, flatscreen TV and wireless internet to keep you entertained while you wait and recover.

How to book a colonoscopy at Nuffield Health Derby Hospital

To have a colonoscopy at Nuffield Health Derby Hospital, you will need to book a consultation with one of our experienced endoscopists first. To book an initial consultation, please call our hospital enquiry team on 01332 540 100.

Alternatively, please fill out a contact form above 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 Derbyshire, 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 colonography (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?

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

Find out more about Colonoscopy
Derby Hospital

Rykneld Road, Derby, DE23 4SN

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Guide price

Bowel Examination - Colonoscopy Fees
Initial consultation from £180
Treatment £2,320
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £2,320
Guide price £2,500
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

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