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Endoscopy

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At Practice Plus Group we offer fast access to high quality treatment via both private and NHS routes.

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Colonoscopy

This is a procedure often used to screen for colon cancer. An endoscope (a very thin, long camera) is passed through the anus to view the large bowel and parts of the small bowel. It also enables polyps to be removed.

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

This is an examination of the large intestine whereby a flexible endoscope is passed via the rectum through to the furthest part of the colon.

Gastroscopy

In this procedure an endoscope is used to look into the stomach to diagnose conditions. This is a very common procedure: more than 500,000 are performed by the NHS each year in England alone.

Sigmoidoscopy

This is an examination of the large intestine using a rigid endoscope. It enables the doctor to look into the rectum and bottom part of the colon.

 


Endoscopy is available at the following hospitals and surgical centres:

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