Why have colonoscopy & Gastroscopy at the same time?
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.
Gastroscopy involves using a thin flexible tube (endoscope) to examine the upper digestive tract, usually to look for ulcers or polyps. A colonoscopy 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. Getting both done at the same time can give you a full diagnosis of your entire digestive tract.
Who is Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy surgery for?
A Colonoscopy is for anyone with unexplained changes in bowel habits or a family history of chronic bowel disease or bowel cancer.
A Gastroscopy is for anyone with chronic indigestion, nausea, or difficulty swallowing — and whose doctor detects or suspects inflammation of the stomach caused by an ulcer or polyp.
What are the benefits?
The benefit for having a Colonoscopy is that 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.
The benefits for having a Gastroscopy include:
- investigate symptoms such as indigestion, nausea, or difficulty swallowing.
- to show if there is inflammation, an ulcer or a polyp or other growth.
- to treat conditions, such as bleeding ulcers,
- to widen a narrow oesophagus (known as dilatation), or to remove a foreign body.
- Doctors can take tissue samples (biopsies) of anything unusual they see, and can remove polyps.
What happens During Surgery?
A Colonoscopy can take 25 – 45 minutes. Most people have a mild anaesthetic to minimise any pain or discomfort.
Gastroscopies take 15 – 30 minutes. Most people have a mild local 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 Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy at the same time
Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy Self Pay Surgery Package includes
Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy Self Pay Price
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Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?
You are suitable for this surgery if:
- You have a Body Mass Index under 40
- 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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