What Is a Colonoscopy?
The procedure involves a flexible tube (colonoscope) inserted through the rectum so it can view the inside of the large bowel (colon). This tube transmits images to a screen where signs of a medical condition can be seen.
The colonoscope is about half the thickness of an electrical cord, with a camera and light, for viewing the bowel up-close and in detail. It is flexible and can be turned around curves, allowing it to travel through the entire length of the colon.
Public Wait Time can be up to
The Public Health System In Australia Has A Waiting Period For General Surgeries - 90% Of Patients Waited This Length Of Time For This Procedure In The 2019/2020 Calendar Year.
Who Is A Colonoscopy For?
Anyone with unexplained changes in bowel habits or a family history of chronic bowel disease or bowel cancer.
What are the benefits?
You’ll be able to identify the cause of any gut-related issues like unexpected weight loss or anal bleeding; and even catch bowel cancer early and eradicate it.
What happens During Surgery?
A Colonoscopy can take 25 – 45 minutes. Most people have a mild anaesthetic to minimise any pain or discomfort.
How long Will I Stay in hospital?
You will go home the same day.
What is my recovery time?
You should make a full recovery within one day.
Self Pay Surgery Costs for Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy Self Pay Surgery Package includes
Colonoscopy Surgery Self Pay Price
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Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?
You are suitable for this surgery if:
- You are over 16 years of age
- You are not pregnant
- You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
- You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months
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