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.
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?
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. Key facts about the procedure
Why choose us:
Fairfield independent Hospital offer:
A high level of Consultant level care every time
Flexible appointments to suit you
Minimal lists or long delays
We have a team of Consultant Gastroenterologists, who provide a comprehensive service for patients who suffer from issues with their left, lower part of their Bowel.
You will be offered an appointment at the earliest convenient date for you.
During your initial consultation, you will be seen by a consultant, who is specifically trained and has experience of performing Gastrointestinal procedures. You will be able to explain your medical history and any concerns you might have with the Specialist Consultant who would be performing the procedure.
Your Consultant Gastroenterologist will discuss with you if they feel any further diagnostic tests such as scans or blood tests are needed if there are any other treatment pathways to consider which may be a more appropriate treatment option for you or if you can be booked straight in for a procedure.
We work with all known insurance companies and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Guide Price
Charged seperate if required (i.e. Blood tests are from £25 per test)
(Charged seperatley if requiried)
Charged seperate if required (i.e. Blood tests are from £25 per test)
Total Guide Price
The guide price may vary depending on:
Which consultant you choose
Your medical history
The type of diagnostic investigation your consultant advises is best for you
If you have had a recent diagnostic investigation and we can access it
The type of anaesthetic your consultant advises is best for you
The type of implant, drug or the actual procedure you choose or your consultant advises is best for you
The guide prices correct as at the 1 of January, 2020
Following your consultation you will be made clear of the costs to you before you go ahead with your treatment.
The initial consultation guide price covers the cost of your initial appointment with your consultant. The consultation fee is due in full on the day of the appointment.
The diagnostic investigations guide price covers the approximate cost of any tests you may require to assist the consultant with a diagnosis, such as x-rays and blood tests. Any associated costs will be made clear to you before you proceed with any scan or test.
The Main Treatment guide price covers your stay in hospital as long as it is clinically necessary. This guide price includes all pre-operative tests that the Hospital requires to ensure you are fit for surgery, the fees for your consultant and anaesthetist to perform the procedure, and any nursing care, medication and food after. However, if your consultant advises that you need a different prosthesis, or you request a non standard item, then the guide price for your treatment will alter. This will be made clear to you before you go ahead with your treatment and will become the ‘fixed price’. The payment for the main treatment is due in full, five days prior to your admission date.
Post discharge care following your discharge from Hospital is included in your fixed price care package. This price includes a single post-op consultant consultation and physiotherapy visits (up to the number stated), removal of any stitches, change of dressings and any medication you need to take home with you. The main treatment price also includes the cost of treating any complications at the Hospital for 30 days following the date of your procedure where those complications arise directly out of the treatment you receive as part of your treatment package and are identified within 30 days of your discharge from Hospital, provided that you have followed the advice of your Consultants and any other medical professionals involved in your care following the procedure. This includes any consultations, outpatient, day-care and inpatient treatment that the Consultant says you need and which the Hospital agrees to provide.
For more information visit
paying for your own treatment or contact our business office on 01744 746 407 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About your recovery:
What happens after a flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
After your flexible Sigmoidoscopy, you will be transferred back to your private room.
You should be able to go home after a few hours. You may feel bloated as a result of the treatment but this will pass in a few hours. You will be given a copy of your endoscopy report, if any biopsies have been taken these results will not be available for approximately two weeks, the nursing staff will make you a follow up appointment with your Consultant for these results.
How long does it take to recover from a flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
If you were given a sedative your recovery time will be around two hours.
You should be able to return to work the following day unless you are told otherwise.
It is important that you follow the advice the Hospital and the consultant provide you.
If you have had a sedative for your procedure do not drive for at least 24 hours, do not operate heavy machinery until you are confident about controlling your vehicle and always check with your insurance provider and your doctor before doing so, you should also avoid signing any important documents during this time.
Our Consultant Gastroenterologist’s provide private services, tailored to individual needs in fully equipped clean examination rooms.
The information on this page is for reference only and has been reviewed by appropriate medical or clinical professionals. The information contained on this page should not be a substitute for professional medical advice nor is it intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.
Consultants who offer this treatment: