Sigmoidoscopy

A flexible sigmoidoscopy allows your doctor to look inside your rectum and lower part of your bowel. He or she will do this using a narrow, flexible, tube-like video camera called a sigmoidoscope.

If your consultant finds polyps during your flexible sigmoidoscopy, he or she may remove them or take a biopsy. A biopsy is a small sample of tissue. This will be sent to a laboratory for testing to determine the type of cells and if they are benign or malignant (cancerous).

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is very accurate at detecting polyps and cancer in certain areas of your bowel. There is evidence to show that using it for screening and polyp removal reduces the number of people who develop bowel cancer.

You may need a flexible sigmoidoscopy to find out what is causing symptoms such as:

 

  • Changes in bowel habits

  • Bleeding from your back passage

  • To check for inflammation

  • Early signs of cancer

  • Polyps

Why you

may need a

Sigmoidoscopy:​

  • We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - the independent regulator of health and social care in England. 

  • Free, on-site parking 

  • Clean, modern facilities with the latest technology

  • Easy access of the M62 and M1

  • You will only ever be seen for scans, tests and follow up appointments at the same site, unless you specify otherwise

  • All our treatments will not require an overnight stay. You will always recover from the comfort of your own home.

  • Your waiting time is much shorter than a regular hospital or NHS practice.

  • You will only ever be seen by a local consultant who is an expert in their field and also works within Leeds and Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals. 

  • Your aftercare will not stop when you leave our clinic. We're here to help every step of the way.

Why

Choose

LivingCare?

LivingCare have provided high quality, safe, consultant-led care to thousands of patients and has an excellent local and national reputation. We are recognised by all medical insurers and also welcome non insured patients who wish to self pay for their treatment. LivingCare have also been working with the NHS to provide care for patients since 2002. 

How can I be seen at

LivingCare for an NHS

treatment?

At LivingCare we provide the following services for all NHS patients:

  • Gastroenterology

  • Gastroscopy

  • Sigmoidoscopy

  • Dermatology

  • Minor Surgery

  • Ear, Nose, Throat

  • Ophthalmology

  • Urology

  • Cystoscopy

  • Vasectomy

  • Ultrasound

To be seen through the NHS for any of the above services, we just require a referral from your GP. Alternatively, if you would prefer to be seen privately, please visit our private healthcare page here

Your Sigmoidoscopy appointment can be at any of the following sites:

Thorpe Park Clinic (Colton)

Northgate Medical Centre (Pontefract)

Fountain Medical Centre (Morley)

If you have already received an appointment from us and you wish to change

to a different site, you will need to call us on 0113 249 4655 to rearrange this. 

A new letter will be sent to you with appropriate directions and appointment 

information.

Where can I

be seen for my Sigmoidoscopy

appointment?

Contact us today. We'll be in touch within 24 hours.

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