If you are in need of a colonoscopy, our experienced general surgeons can provide you with rapid access to treatment and your diagnostic results at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital.
Why choose Nuffield Health Tees Hospital for your colonoscopy?
Our specialist general surgeons are experts in diagnostic scans and you can expect to receive a detailed diagnosis and the findings from your procedure as quickly as possible.
Nuffield Health Tees Hospital has been leading the way for private healthcare in the North East since opening in 1981. Our convenient location and state-of-the-art hospital facilities have attracted a number of highly skilled general surgeons who perform a breadth of treatments and diagnostic investigations.
Colonoscopies at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital are often performed as a day case procedure. Even as a day case patient, you will still have access to our excellent patent 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 our Tees Hospital
To have a colonoscopy at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital, you will need to book a consultation with one of our general surgeons first. To book an initial consultation, please call our hospital enquiry team on 01642 367 439. 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 Stockton-on-Tees, 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 at Nuffield Health Tees 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.
A colonoscopy is usually a very safe and effective way of finding out if you have a problem with your large bowel.
Junction Road, Norton, Stockton on Tees, TS20 1PX
|Initial consultation||from £200|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£2,135|
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