A colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure to aid your doctor in working out the cause of a problem in your bowel (colon).  The procedure involves inserting a flexible telescope into the bowel through the rectum.  If a polyp is found to be the cause of any discomfort, your surgeon may be able to remove it whilst you are undergoing the colonoscopy.


A colonoscopy is a procedure that takes around 30 to 45 minutes to perform.  If appropriate, your doctor may give you a sedative or painkiller before you undergo the procedure.  The telescope will be inserted into your colon and air will be blown into the bowel to ensure your surgeon can see what they are looking for.


If your doctor gives you a sedative before undergoing the procedure you should recover fully within approximately 2 hours.  You may experience the feeling of being bloated after the procedure, though this will also pass relatively quickly.  You should be able to return to work the next day unless otherwise advised.


Children and Young People

We have specialist Gastroenterologists qualified and experienced in treating our younger patients. Please contact us to find out more.


At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Gastroenterology consultant for an initial consultation, usually within 48 hours.  Colonoscopy treatment is available at One Ashford Hospital in Kent and One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.


You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Colonoscopy treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One Ashford Hospital

Why One Ashford Hospital

  • Access to leading Consultants within 48 hours*
  • 0% and low interest finance options**
  • Competitive fixed-price packages
  • Modern purpose-built hospital
  • Fast access to diagnostics including CT, MRI, X-Ray and Ultrasound
  • Private, spacious, ensuite rooms
  • Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
  • Little waiting time for surgery
  • Calm, dignified experience

*Dependent on Consultant availability
**Terms and conditions apply

Contact us and find out more

Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Colonoscopy or to book an initial consultation.

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Diagnostics & Imaging Pricing Guide at One Ashford Hospital

This is a list of guide prices for some of common Diagnostics & Imaging treatments and procedures.

Treatment Guide Price
CT Scan from £495
MRI Scan from £390
Ultrasound from £210
X Ray from £110

Endoscopy Pricing Guide at One Ashford Hospital

This is a list of guide prices for some of common Endoscopy treatments and procedures.

Treatment Guide Price Monthly from
Colonoscopy £1,625 £36.87
Gastroscopy £1,250 £27.93
Combined Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy £2,215 £50.28
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy £1,400 £31.28
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