At Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital in Yorkshire, our team of expert endoscopists have access to the latest technology so that they can make a comprehensive diagnosis.
Why choose Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital for my colonoscopy?
Our 21st-century hospital, in the heart of Leeds city centre, is the largest private hospital in Yorkshire. Equipped with modern medical facilities, we provide fast access to the best treatments. Our skilled endoscopists perform colonoscopies using the latest technology that allows them to diagnose a number of bowel conditions.
We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, individual care. Even as a day patient, our nurses will make you as comfortable as possible, give you details about any follow-up appointments and even help you make arrangements for the journey home, if required. For your convenience, we offer a number of additional services such as an on-site pharmacy and executive car service.
What is a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a test regularly carried out at our Leeds Hospital that allows our 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. 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 usually a very safe and effective way of finding out if you have a problem with your large bowel.
2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB
|Initial consultation||from £200|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£1,705|
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