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At the recently refurbished Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital, our modern facilities allow our highly experienced consultants and nurses to provide the highest standards of treatment and matron-led care.

Why choose Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital for my colonoscopy?

At Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital, our colonoscopy experts are highly experienced and have access to the very latest telescopic equipment. Our recently refurbished hospital and outstanding matron-led care makes us the ideal place for any general surgery or diagnostic procedures.

What is a colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a test regularly carried out at our Leicester Hospital that allows our consultant to look at the inner lining of your large intestine, (rectum and colon). A thin, flexible tube with a telescopic camera on the end (colonoscope) is used to look at the colon area. A colonoscopy helps us identify conditions such as ulcers, colon polyps and tumours.

Are there any alternatives to a colonoscopy?

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.

Possible complications and risks

Although rare, as with any surgical procedure, there may be risks involved. Potential risk of a colonoscopy include:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Breathing difficulties or heart irregularities
  • Making a hole in the colon
  • Bleeding
  • Incomplete procedure.

Your consultant will discuss these risks with you during your consultation. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have.

Recovery time

  • If you were given a sedative, you will normally recover in approximately 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 may need
  • Most patients are able to go back to work the following day.
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Leicester Hospital

Scraptoft Lane, Leicester, LE5 1HY

0116 276 9401
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Guide price

Bowel Examination - Colonoscopy Fees
Initial consultation from £200
Treatment £1,925
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £1,925
Guide price £2,125
 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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