Private Endoscopy

Vista Health offers endoscopy services from specialist endoscopists with fast access to reports on the same day. An endoscopy is a procedure to examine the inside of your body using an instrument called an endoscope. The endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a camera and light at one end.

All our Endoscopy services are JAG accredited

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Consultations from £150

Endoscopy procedure costs start from £480 as shown on the table below.



Multiple Locations 





What is an Endoscopy?

An endoscopy procedure is used to examine all parts of the digestive system. We use modern, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to guarantee the best outcomes for patients and to diagnose problems with the digestive system.

Market leader
Vista Health is a market leader in offering transnasal gastroscopy procedures, benefits of which include; significantly reduced discomfort, ability for the patient to continue to talk during the procedure and the reduced need for any sedation meaning that patients can get back to normal life much more quickly post procedure.

What types of endoscopy are available at Vista Health?

  • Colonoscopy – to examine changes in the large intestine and rectum. 
  • Gastroscopy – to investigate the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and small intestine.  
  • Flexible-Sigmoidoscopy – to look into the rectum and lower bowels.
  • Combined Upper & Lower – the combination of both gastroscopy and colonoscopy to investigates symptoms such as diarrhoea and weight loss or conditions such as anaemia.
  • Banding of Haemorrhoids – a minimally invasive technique that involves tying the base of a haemorrhoid with a rubber band to cut the blood supply to the haemorrhoid.
  • Capsule Endoscopy – to study the small bowel and/or colon.  

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Consultations from only £150

Vista Health can provide consultations and endoscopy procedures at multiple locations in the UK. Our competitive prices for private endoscopy scans are based on the type of procedure required.

The diagnosis is always included in the price and your report will be completed by a doctor called an endoscopist, and returned to your referrer or GP within 2 working days from your scan time.

Your price will always be clearly explained before you book. At Vista Health, we make it our mission to guide you through every stage of your health journey.

How do I book an Endoscopy with Vista Health?
Referral required

If you have a referral from your GP stating the procedure required, please send the referral to our patient care team at booking@vista-health.co.uk or ask your referring clinician to fill out a referral on our Referrer Portal https://www.vista-health.co.uk/login.

Consultations are also available if you wish to discuss your symptoms or the procedure in more detail.

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Prices detailed below:


First appointment or additional follow up (first follow-up is included in the procedure price)

Extended consultation
Banding of haemorrhoids

Rubber band ligation of haemorrhoid


Includes pre-assessment, procedure (including any biopsy/polyp and histology) and post discharge care (inclusive of one follow up appointment)


Includes pre-assessment, procedure (including any biopsy/polyp and histology) and post discharge care (inclusive of one follow up appointment)


Includes pre-assessment, procedure (including any biopsy/polyp and histology) and post discharge care (inclusive of one follow up appointment) 

Combined Upper and Lower

Includes pre-assessment, procedure (including any biopsy/polyp and histology) and post discharge care (inclusive of one follow up appointment)

Vista Health clinic locations

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 endoscopy?

An endoscopy examination can be used to investigate unusual symptoms or help to perform certain types of surgery.

Endoscopy can help to investigate the following symptoms:

Difficulty swallowing
Abdominal pain
Chest pain
Nausea and vomitting
Unexplained weight loss
Vomitting blood
Blood in your stools

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Private Endoscopy FAQs


What is an endoscopy?

An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an instrument called an endoscope.  An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light source and camera at one end which is used to look inside the stomach or bowel.

What is an endoscopy test used for?

This is a safe and very effective way to be examined for usual symptoms like bleeding, pain, indigestion, change in bowel habit, weight loss, and look for evidence of swelling, unusual growths or ulcers and can also be used to look for early signs of cancer. Also, used for screening (i.e. in absence of symptoms but with family history of cancers)

Who carries out the examination?

A trained nurse or doctor called an Endoscopist will carry out your examination.

What happens during endoscopy?

Before the procedurean Endoscopist will discuss your symptoms with you and explain why you are having the examination. A nurse will place you on a trolley and you will lie on your left-hand side. 

The Endoscopist will probe your finger to measure your heart rate and oxygen levels during the procedure. The endoscope will be carefully inserted into the part of your body being examined e.g. throat, anus, urethra.

How long will an endoscopy examination take?

The examination will take between 15-60 minutes depending on what type of procedure you are having. 

Are you awake during the examination?

Yes, but you may need to take medicine to relax you (a sedative) before the test.

Someone will need to drive you home after your appointment.

Is gastroscopy the same as endoscopy?

Yes, it’s a procedure through the mouth or nasal passage.

What do I need to do before an endoscopy?

Depending on part of body being examined, you may be asked to avoid eating and drinking for several hours before your appointment.

Can I have an endoscopy if I am pregnant?

Yes, but any endoscopic procedures should be deferred to the second trimester when strongly indicated, or ideally after delivery in all other cases.

Every endoscopic procedure requires a preoperative consultation/discussion with an obstetrician, regardless of the gestational age of the foetus.

What happens after the endoscopy examination?

There are no after effects from the scan. If you have a sedative, you will need someone to drive you home if you have come by car.

The results and the report is often completed and returned on the same day.

If anything needs urgent attention, you will be contacted immediately. We are always keen to hear feedback and have patient feedback forms available.

If you have any further questions please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to help.

Throughout the process our highly trained staff are on hand to answer any of your concerns or queries, so if you have a question at any point, just ask and they will be more than happy to help.


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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.




Contact details

Tel: 0333 200 2064
Fax: 0333 200 2065
Email: booking@vista-health.co.uk

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Patient care address

Vista Health
Patient Referral Centre
Sandbrook House
Sandbrook Park
OL11 1RY


Appointment bookings

Tel: 0333 200 2064
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday, Sunday: 9am to 1pm



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