Ashtead Hospital offers a full range of endoscopy procedures. All diagnostic endoscopies are performed in our dedicated endoscopy unit or outpatient department.
Our experienced and specialist Endoscopists offer convenient consultation appointments and routinely perform endoscopies to investigate, diagnose and treat a wide breadth of medical conditions.
An endoscopy examines the inside of your body, and when necessary small procedures are also performed during the examination. It uses a special instrument, called an endoscope which is a long, flexible tube with a camera and light source on one end. Images can then be seen on a television screen. There are several types of endoscopes to investigate different parts of your body.
Endoscopies that are inserted through a natural opening in your body include:
An endoscopy is used to test for, diagnose and treat a number of medical conditions. Your doctor may perform an endoscopy to:
An endoscopy is a quick and relatively safe outpatient procedure. It may be used instead of traditional open surgery to examine or treat problems.
The time it takes to perform an endoscopy will depend on the exact procedure. It can take just 15 minutes for a Gastroscopy, and 45 minutes for a Colonoscopy. This may be longer when also treating a condition.
The cost of your endoscopy treatment will depend on the exact endoscopy procedure you have.
At Ashtead Hospital, your consultant will discuss this with you and then you will be advised of the guide package price which includes unlimited aftercare.
As a guide, here are some of our endoscopy package prices:
Gastroscopy (Stomach examination) as a day patient £1390
We offer various ways to pay for your endoscopy including pay as you go, interest-free finance plans and All-inclusive Total Care packages where a single one-off pre-agreed price gives you direct access to all the treatment you need.
After your endoscopy procedure you will usually go home the same day.
If you have a sedative you will need to rest for a short while and you will not be able to drive afterwards. You will need to arrange for someone to take you home and stay with you for 24 hours.
If you do not have a sedative, you will be able to go home soon after your endoscopy.
Your recovery process will depend on the type of endoscopy you have had. Your Consultant will provide any specific recovery information.
Recovery time following endoscopy is rapid usually within a few hours to a few days. You can expect to resume normal activities within this timeframe.
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