Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy at Oaklands Hospital

A colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure that examines your large bowel for changes or abnormalities such as colon polyps and bowel cancer.

Our expert and experienced consultants diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that affect the bowel, and routinely perform colonoscopies.

We understand that having a colonoscope can be an anxious time. We offer convenient appointments without waiting, we guide you through the examination with full explanations about what is happening, and we have a fast turnaround of biopsy results to get your diagnosis or the all-clear swiftly.

Your safety is of paramount importance to us throughout your visit to our hospitals. We operate strict protocols to control and prevent infection. You will be advised of our latest procedures before you come into hospital. All of our colonoscopes are thoroughly disinfected with detergents and chemicals to kill any bacteria and viruses.

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Gastroscopy

A gastroscopy examination allows your doctor to look inside your upper digestive tract to investigate symptoms, confirm a diagnosis, and treat conditions of your stomach, oesophagus, or duodenum.

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of the left, lower part of the colon (large bowel) using a flexible telescope.

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Dexa Scan

DEXA stands for “Dual-energy X-Ray Absorptiometry”, which is a means of measuring bone density. The denser the bones are, the stronger they are and therefore less likely to break (fracture).

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Oaklands Hospital Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission

Oaklands Hospital in Salford, part of Ramsay Health Care UK is delighted that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the hospital ‘Good’ following its latest inspection.

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Oaklands Hospital awarded for commitment to Patient Safety

Oaklands Hospital is celebrating after being named as a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits.

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Oaklands Hospital adds further capacity to treat more patients

Oaklands Hospital, part of Ramsay Health Care UK, has expanded its capacity with the introduction of 10 additional bedrooms plus treatment rooms and office areas.

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