Don’t sit on your symptoms, quality endoscopy starts here at
One Ashford Hospital
We all know that keeping our digestive system healthy is important, but if you experiencing any of the below symptoms, it may be worth speaking to your GP for a referral to see one of our Consultants:
- Persistent indigestion
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Discomfort in the abdomen
- Weight loss with no known explanation
- A change of bowel habit
- Discomfort in the abdomen
- Blood on the toilet paper
If your GP advises that you need an endoscopy, our dedicated staff at One Ashford Hospital will offer you a choice of appointment dates to fit in with your diary. We don’t have a waiting list therefore we can offer speedy access to our service, leading to quick results and putting your mind at rest and enabling you to continue with the most appropriate treatment pathway for your condition, if required. The Endoscopy service at One Ashford Hospital is fully integrated, so we can organise each step of your journey with us from booking your appointment, pre assessment, procedure, discharge and follow-up.
At One Ashford Hospital we provide cutting edge diagnostics in a modern purpose built endoscopy suite, housing the latest state of the art endoscopy equipment. This enables us to offer a wide range of endoscopy procedures in a safe, relaxed, comfortable and welcoming environment. You will have your own private bedroom which is yours for the duration of your stay. If you choose to have someone accompany you, they can do so for as long as you wish. You will be looked after in a clean modern environment by a team of highly skilled staff who will give you the time that you need – we don’t hurry anyone.
Your Consultant will discuss the outcome of your endoscopy with you at the time of the procedure, and if required, will also see you for a follow-up appointment to discuss any other tests which may be required. We understand that many people are apprehensive about being referred for an endoscopy, so we always try and make your experience as smooth and relaxed as possible.
Our service is led and delivered by experienced Consultants and nurses in the fields of Gastroenterology and Colorectal and Gasterointestinal Surgery. Our Consultant Endoscopy team is led by Mr Thanesan Ramalingam, Consultant Colorectal surgeon, along with Anita Hodgson who heads up the nursing team. Our service is unique in that you will be seen by a consultant at every step of your journey and we pride ourselves in delivering compassionate care, ensuring that we tailor this according to your needs.
We want to ensure that you experience the very best of care at One Ashford Hospital as we understand that patients are at the centre of everything we do. We appreciate that some people find the prospect of undergoing an endoscopy embarrassing, and will often delay seeking treatment for this reason, but you can rest assured that our experienced Endoscopy team regularly carry out this safe, short procedure and will ensure that your dignity is preserved. They are here for you and are always happy to discuss any any concerns you may have, from the initial referral through to follow-up care. We are always just a phone call away.
Colonoscopy or Gastroscopy?
Uncertain of which procedure you require?
- Bowel and colon cancer
- Coeliac disease
- IBS and Colitis
- Diverticular disease
- Stomach ulcers
- Acid reflux
- Stomach cancer
Our prices are very competitive:
Diagnostic colonoscopy (includes forceps biopsy of the colon and ileum – £1,625
Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (includes forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) – £1,250
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) – £1,250
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy – £2,215