A colonoscopy is an endoscopic examination of the large intestine (rectum and colon) with a fibre-optic camera on a flexible tube (a colonoscope). The investigation is carried out by highly skilled and trained private Gastroenterologist.
The procedure is routinely done as an outpatient or day-case procedure, with no overnight stay. Your private doctor will explain the benefits and risks involved, and will also discuss the alternatives to the procedure. Depending on your symptoms, alternatives may include:
We can also arrange for blood tests to detect genetic diseases and screening for the risk of developing bowel cancer.
It is useful for finding out what is causing symptoms, or as a check-up for certain bowel conditions. Some symptoms which may suggest to the Gastroenterologist that a Colonoscopy would be beneficial include:
- Abdominal (stomach / tummy) pains
- Blood in your stools or in the toilet pan
- Mucus in the stools
- Changes in your bowel habit – either increased or decreased the frequency of opening your bowels
- Weight loss
- Wind/flatulence – often diagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Some of the above symptoms may not be caused by any serious illness or diseases. However, sometimes they can be a sign of bowel cancer (colon or colorectal cancer). The Colonoscopy can help with the correct diagnosis. A virtual colonoscopy is also used for private bowel cancer screening.
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- No referral needed
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Medical Insurance - We are recognised by all major insurance companies. Our private GPs can provide a referral for your insurance provider if you do not have one already. Please contact us for more information.