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 proctoscopy / rigid sigmoidoscopy is a procedure performed by a general or colorectal surgeon to examine the rectum and anus. The rectum is the end of the large intestine (colon), and the anus is the opening of the rectum.
A proctoscope is a hollow plastic tube, with a tiny light at the end. The rigid sigmoidoscope is a longer hollow tube that allows the consultant to make a detailed examination of the rectum, during this procedure they may introduce gas into the rectum to improve visibility.
At OneWelbeck our world-class consultants carry out proctoscopy and rigid sigmoidoscopy as an outpatient procedure. Using the latest medical technology we ensure this is a minimally invasive procedure so that you can return home the same day.