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Private Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

A Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is generally a safe and effective way of finding out if you have a problem with the lower part of your large Bowel.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 12th June 2023

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Our Consultant Gastroenterologists offers private Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy.

What is a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?

A Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of the lowest part of the Colon (large bowel) using a flexible telescope.

A Polyp (Very small growth) can sometimes be the cause of the problem, which can be removed by the Specialist Consultant Gastroenterologists during treatment.

How does a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy work?

The Consultant Gastroenterologists will place a flexible telescope (Endoscope) into the back passage and air will be blown into your large bowel so that they have a clear view. The Consultant Gastroenterologists will be able to look for problems such as inflammation, piles (Hemorrhoids) or polyps. They will be able to perform Biopsies (take small pieces for testing) and take photographs to help make the diagnosis.

Privately you will benefit from no waiting lists or long delays for a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy 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 a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy. You can download a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy patient information leaflet here.

Alternatively you can view our Flexible Sigmoidoscopy discharge leaflet here.

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

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