Colonoscopy in Taunton
Do you need a colonoscopy? At Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital our experienced team of general surgeons and gastroenterologists can provide you with an accurate diagnosis with a colonoscopy, with rapid access to any findings. Read more…
|Initial consultation||from £200|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£2,580|
Our prices are all-inclusive. We will equal any comparable price. There are no time limits on your aftercare.
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Staplegrove Elm, Taunton, TA2 6AN
Why choose Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital for your colonoscopy?
You can skip the wait for a colonoscopy at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital. Our specialist general surgeons and gastroenterologists are experts in diagnostic scans and you can expect to receive a detailed diagnosis and the findings from your procedure as quickly as possible.
Our hospital is located on Staplegrove Road, north of Taunton's historic town centre. Our convenient location enables us to provide plenty of free parking and easy access to local public transport links.
Colonoscopies are usually performed as a day case, so you can expect to go home the same day of surgery. Even as a day case patient, you will have access to our hospital's exemplary patient facilities. This includes your own private patient room featuring a TV, radio, wireless internet and en-suite bathroom, to relax in before and after treatment.
How to book a private consultation at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital
To have a colonoscopy at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital, you will need to book a consultation with one of our gastroenterologists or general surgeons first. To book an initial consultation, please call our hospital enquiry team on 01823 250612.
Alternatively, 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 Taunton, 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 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.