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A Colonoscopy is generally a safe and effective way of finding out if you have a problem with your large bowel (Colon) using a flexible telescope.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 12th June 2023

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A colonoscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of the large bowel (Colon) using a flexible telescope. Sometimes a Polyp (very small growth on the lining of your bowel) is the cause of the problem and the Consultant Gastroenterologist may be able to remove it during the procedure.

How does a colonoscopy work?

The Consultant Gastroenterologist will place a flexible telescope into the back passage, air will be blown into the large Bowel so that they have a clear view. The Consultant Gastroenterologist will be able to look for problems such as inflammation, diverticulitis or polyps.

The Consultant Gastroenterologist will be able to perform biopsies (remove small pieces of tissue for testing) and take photographs to help confirm the diagnosis.

Our Consultant Gastroenterologists offers private Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Gastroscopy

Privately you will benefit from minimal waiting lists or long delays for a Colonoscopy at Fairfield Independent Hospital.

We work with all known Insurance Companies and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.

Before considering treatment, it is important to be aware that all procedures carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with having a Colonoscopy. You can download a Colonoscopy patient information leaflet here.

Alternatively you can view our  Discharge Advice after Your Colonoscopy leaflet here.

For some patients they may require a combined procedure Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy you can find the Gastro-Colon leaflet here.

We have recently published our latest endoscopy patient satisfaction audit, for more information visit Endoscopy Patient Questionnaire Results Jan to Mar 2021.


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