AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm)

An AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm) scan will help you find out if you have any widening (aortic aneurysm) of your abdominal aorta.

Abnormal smears

About 1 in 20 smear tests show mild cell changes.


An angiography (or cardiac catheterisation) is a test that can detect blockages or narrowing in the coronary arteries.

Arterial mapping (or artery assessment)

The stretching of an artery, or an aortic aneurysm as it is known, occurs when the wall of an artery becomes thinner, causing the artery to expand.

Barium Meal or Enema

Organs such as your stomach or bowel do not show up very well on a normal X-ray. To closely examine these areas on an X-ray, your consultant may recommend a barium meal or enema.


A bronchoscopy is a procedure to look for any problems inside of your airways (bronchi) and lungs using a thin, flexible instrument with a light on the end called a bronchoscope.

Capsule endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a pill sized camera examination of the small bowel.

Cardiac electrophysiology study and catheter ablation

An electrophysiology study is a procedure to diagnose and treat an arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat.

Carotid Doppler

A carotid doppler, also known as a carotid duplex or carotid ultrasound, is a painless ultrasound test to measure the flow of blood through your carotid arteries.


A colonoscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of the large bowel (colon) using a flexible telescope.

Colorectal screening

Colorectal screening is available to asymptomatic patients with a family history of bowel cancer.


If your cervical smear test indicates abnormal cells are present your consultant may recommend a colposcopy.

Cone biopsy

A cone biopsy is performed to investigate abnormal cells in your cervix.

CT calcium scoring (or cardiac calcium scoring)

CT calcium scoring is a CT scan to check for deposits or build-up of plaque on the walls of your coronary arteries (arteries that supply blood to your heart).


Get rapid access to a cystoscopy at our Nuffield Health Hospital's. Our experienced urologists all specialise in this diagnostic procedure.


Cytology is a form of pathology that diagnoses diseases and abnormalities at a cell level using a microscope.


A dermoscope is a microscope like device used by dermatologists to examine individual skin lesions more closely.

Diagnostic endoscopy

A diagnostic endoscopy is an examination to look at your internal organs using an instrument called an endoscope.


An echocardiogram is an ultrasound procedure to examine your heart and its function including the level of blood flow.

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

An ECG (Electrocardiogram) measures the electrical activity of the heart and gives important information about the rate and regularity of beats, the size and position of the chambers and any damage to the heart.

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An electroencephalogram (or EEG) is a painless test to measure the activity in your brain.

Electromyography (EMG)

An electromyography is a test to measure your muscle activity at rest and during use.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatogram (or ERCP)

An endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatogram (or ERCP) is a procedure to look for any problems in your bile duct or pancreatic duct using a flexible tube with a camera and light at the end called an endoscope.


An endoscopy is a medical procedure in which an instrument (an endoscope, or ‘scope’) is introduced into the body to gain a view of internal structures and organs.

Event monitor

If a normal ECG does not reveal any problems your consultant may recommend measuring your heart activity over 24 hours, 48 hours or 7 days using an event monitor.

Excisional biopsy

An excisional biopsy may be done if a needle biopsy can not be used, or if a needle biopsy does not give a definite result.

Family history screening

Family history screening may be done for a number of reasons including a family history of cancers or heart disease.

Fine needle biopsy

A biopsy is a procedure to remove and examine a sample of tissue from a lump or suspicious area of the body.

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure to look at the inside your sigmoid colon (last one-third of your colon) and rectum using a flexible telescope.

Fluorescein angiography

Fluorescein angiography is a test to measure the flow of blood in the back of your eye.

Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)

A gastroscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and duodenum using a flexible telescope.

Gynaecological biopsies

A small sample of cells may be taken from the lining of your womb, cervix or vagina by a gynaecologist or specialist nurse.

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a radiological test to examine your fallopian tubes for blockage or scarring.


To fully examine the inside of your uterus (womb) your consultant may recommend a hysteroscopy.

Larynx diagnostic endoscopy (or laryngoscopy)

If you experience chronic (long term) laryngitis, difficulty swallowing or throat pain your consultant may recommend a larynx diagnostic endoscopy (laryngoscopy).

Liver function tests

Liver function tests are a group of blood tests that provide information about the state of your liver.

Mole assessment

Over the past 25 years, rates of malignant melanoma in Britain have risen faster than any other common cancer.

Mole mapping

We provide a state of the art computer-assisted mole mapping and digital photo-dermoscopy surveillance service.

MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Prostate Biopsy

An MRI-Ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy combines two types of imaging to give a clearer image of the prostate in order to take biopsies and diagnose potentially cancerous cells.

Nasal Endoscopy

Nasal endoscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of your nose, the back of your mouth, throat and voice box, using a thin, flexible telescope (endoscope).

Nerve conduction study

A nerve conduction study is test to access nerve damage.

Penile lesions (biopsy of)

If you have an unusual growth (lesion) or tumour on your penis your consultant may recommend taking a biopsy (sample) for analysis in a pathology lab.

Prostate screening

Many men from the age of 50 upwards experience bladder discomfort as a result of an enlarged prostate gland.

Rectal examination under anaesthetic (or rectal EUA)

If an examination of your rectum (back passage) is too painful or your consultant needs to treat an area of your rectum, you may be given general anaesthetic.

Restech pH study

Restech pH study is an outpatient procedure to diagnose Laryngo-Pharyngeal Acid Reflux (where patients with acid reflux experience cough, constant clearance of throat, sore throat, croaky voice, chest symptoms, breathlessness etc.)

Rigid Sigmoidoscopy (Proctoscopy)

A rigid sigmoidoscopy is a procedure to look at the inside your sigmoid colon (last one-third of your colon) and rectum using a small rigid telescope (proctoscope).

Sentinel node biopsy

Your sentinel nodes are a part of your lymph node system - the system that protects your body from infection and disease. Sentinel nodes are the first nodes that may be subject to the spread of cancer of the breast or melanoma (mole cancer).

Skin Prick Testing

Skin prick allergy testing scratches the skin and a small amount of the allergens are placed on you.

Smear test (cervical screening)

A smear test, or cervical screening, is used to detect abnormal cells in your cervix (the entrance to your womb).

STD Screening

Whether you are concerned about a specific sexual transmitted infection (STI) or simply want to check your status we offer a series of checks designed to meet your needs.

Testicular ultrasound

Also known as a testicular screen, this ultrasound can help diagnose medical conditions in the testicles.

Therapeutic Endoscopy

A therapeutic endoscopy is a procedure to treat a problem with your upper gastrointestinal tract (mouth, oesophagus, stomach and small intestine).

Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)

A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) is a diagnostic ultrasound test to look at the valves of your heart.

Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

An upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and duodenum using a flexible telescope. This procedure is sometimes known as a gastroscopy.

Zio® XT Cardiac Monitor

The Zio® XT is an external, non-invasive ECG (electrocardiogram) monitor that records your heart rhythm for up to 14 days.