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Colonoscopy in Plymouth Total cost £2515
  Consultant fees Hospital fees
Initial consultation £180 No charge
Pre-assessment Included Included
Main treatment Included Included
Post-discharge care Included Included
Subtotals £180 guide price £2335 guaranteed price
Total £2515

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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Plymouth Hospital

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Why choose Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital for your colonoscopy?

The Endoscopy Unit at Nuffield Hospital Plymouth undertakes over 1000 procedures per year.  An experienced Gastroenterologist or Surgeon will perform you procedure. We offer diagnostic gastroscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy with some therapeutic procedures such as stretching of stricture (dilatation) or polyp removal (Polypectomy).  The Nurse lead is SSN; Jo Lock, and Clinical lead for Endoscopy is Consultant Gastroenterologist; Dr Simon Dunlop.

Are you in need of a colonoscopy procedure? You can skip the waiting lists and get rapid access to a private colonoscopy at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital. Our specialist e
ndoscopists are experts in diagnostic scans and you can expect to receive a detailed diagnosis and the findings from your procedure as quickly as possible.

You will receive the individual care you need and deserve at our Plymouth Hospital. Our consultants are fully supported by our dedicated matron-led nursing team, who are available 24-7 to provide first-class clinical care and a warm hospital atmosphere.

What is a colonoscopy?

  • A colonoscopy is a test regularly carried out at our Plymouth 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 could 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 at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital?

  • 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.

Summary

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

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