JAG Accredited Private Colonoscopy
Vista Health is a leading provider of Colonoscopy services across the UK.
A colonoscopy is a safe and effective way to investigate and diagnose bowel conditions, changes, or abnormalities such as bowel cancer screening, the detection and removal of polyps, and the examination of bowel symptoms.
During a colonoscopy procedure, a long, thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is inserted into your back passage and passed through your colon and rectum to allow your doctor to examine the lining of your lower large intestine. It can be used to diagnose the causes of certain symptoms such as bowel problems or abdominal pain.
We offer high-quality endoscopy services by Specialist Consultant Endoscopists with fast reporting within three working days.
All our Colonoscopy services are JAG Accredited
What is a Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is an effective diagnostic procedure that allows your consultant to examine your bowel in detail. Your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy to investigate the following symptoms:
- Rectal bleeding
- Unsolved abdominal pain
- Chronic constipation
- Inability to control bowel movements (bowel incontinence)
- Unexplained weight loss
- Feeling exhausted for no obvious reason
- Itchy anus
- Anal discharge
A flexible telescope is inserted into your back passage and some air is blown into the large bowel. The endoscopist will be able to perform biopsies and take photos to help make an accurate diagnosis.
It can be used to detect bowel cancer and evaluate certain conditions, such as Crohn's disease, colon polyps, tumours, diverticular disease and diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, and inflamed areas of inflammation. If colon polyps are discovered during the procedure, they are removed and sent to a laboratory for analysis.
What happens during a Colonoscopy?
We understand that having a colonoscopy examination may cause worry and anxiety. Our professional and compassionate medical team will be there for you every step of the way, holding your hand.
The colonoscopy can be performed under conscious sedation and usually takes between 30-45 minutes depending on the patient. An endoscope (flexible tube with a camera on one end) will be inserted through your anus to the bowel. They'll look at pictures sent to a video screen that the camera captures as it passes through your body. A small amount of air will be pumped into the tube to your bowel to help the consultant see your bowel more clearly. The endoscopist may offer you gas and air or a sedative to help you relax if required. During the procedure, you may be asked to change positions, for example lying on your back or side.
If necessary, your doctor may take biopsies (samples of the colon lining) during the examination to be analysed in a laboratory. If polyps are detected (small lumps of tissue), these will be removed simultaneously.
How do I book a Colonoscopy procedure with Vista Health?
With a referral
If you have a referral from your GP stating the procedure required, please send the referral to our patient care team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I don't have a referral?
Vista Health offer virtual consultations with a highly qualified Endoscopist, who can provide a diagnostic referral if required. We can support you by discussing your symptoms and recommend the best possible plan for your condition.
Fixed Price Colonoscopy
An outpatient consultation which lasts between 15-30 minutes typically to discuss the patient's symptoms and create a management plan.
An outpatient consultation which lasts between 45-60 minutes typically to discuss long term or complex gastroenterology conditions with patients.
Follow up consultation
Your consultant may decide, after your initial consultation with us, that its necessary to invite you back for another consultation to review your condition/symptoms.
This price is inclusive of the procedure (including any biopsy/polp and history) as well as one post procedure follow up consultation.
Convenient locations in London and across the UK
Vista Health is a leading UK healthcare specialist provider specialising in diagnostic services for the private healthcare market. Helping clinicians and patients to start the health journey sooner.
Why would you need a Colonoscopy?
An colonoscopy examination can be used to investigate unusual symptoms or help to perform certain types of surgery.
Colonoscopy can help to investigate the following symptoms:
Nausea and vomitting
Unexplained weight loss
Blood in your stools
Bleeding from your rectum
Diarrhoea or constipation
If you have any questions then please do contact our friendly and knowledgeable Patient Care team on 0333 200 2064 or have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions that may be able to answer any concerns you may have about having a colonoscopy with Vista Health.
We understand that you may wish to discuss this with a family member or a friend before booking an appointment, so we have put together a printable Endoscopy summary sheet for your convenience.
If you do not have Adobe PDF reader installed then you can download it here.
Interested in a Colonoscopy?
Please contact us via the form below, or alternatively call us and speak directly to one of our experienced staff. We are here to help.
For directions to our Vista Health locations, please visit the locations page.
Patient care addressVista Health
Patient Referral Centre
Tel: 0333 200 2064
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday, Sunday: 8am to 1pm