Why would I need a private colonoscopy procedure?
You might need a colonoscopy if:
- You’ve had a change in bowel habits such as persistent diarrhoea or bleeding
- You’re losing weight or feeling tired for no reason
- They suspect an inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
A colonoscopy may also find something that needs a closer look or further testing, such as bowel cancer.
The colonoscope provides a more accurate picture than other diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays, as it allows the whole of the colon to be viewed directly and can pick up on small changes. It also makes it easier to take pictures of the lining, biopsy any part of the large bowel lining which may appear abnormal or remove any polyps without the need for an operation.
It’s easy to make a self-pay colonoscopy appointment by completing our online booking form or by calling our Private Patient Team on 01580 363158.