This service or treatment is generally covered by most health insurance policies. You are responsible for checking your insurance policy cover, and you may need a referral letter. Check which insurance companies are covered.
A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows your consultant to see the lining of your colon (large intestine or bowel). A soft, flexible tube (a colonoscope), which is about the width of an index finger, will be gently inserted into the anus and passed into the rectum and the colon. A light sensitive chip is built into the end of the colonoscope. This will allow your consultant to view images of your bowel on a video monitor.
Within our purpose-built facilities at OneWelbeck Digestive Health, all colonoscopies are performed using the latest medical technology, which has been hand-selected by our leading gastroenterology specialists.
Our doctors are specialists in diagnostic and screening colonoscopy, and advanced polypectomy. They have a combined expertise of performing over 100,000 colonoscopies with excellent safety, comfort and polyp detection statistics. Polyps are small growths inside the colon. Removal of these polyps is called a polypectomy. In most cases, you will receive your colonoscopy diagnosis and return home the same day, without admission into hospital.
Your procedure will be carried out in private, comfortable surroundings, with dedicated nursing care to suit your personal needs.
As a patient at OneWelbeck, you will receive a personal consultation before the colonoscopy procedure. Your consultant will explain what the test involves, how to prepare for it, and answer any questions you may have.