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.
Whether you’re paying for yourself or using private medical insurance, accessing our services is really easy.
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Initial Consultation: £200
Follow-up Consultation: £95
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Are there any alternatives?
Colonoscopy. This is similar to a flexible sigmoidoscopy but looks at the whole of your large bowel.
Before your Sigmoidoscopy
Before we go ahead with your Sigmoidoscopy, you will need to have a formal consultation with a consultant. During this time, you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
Preparing for your Sigmoidoscopy
Having your Sigmoidoscopy
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You will only ever be seen for scans, tests and follow up appointments at the same site, unless you specify otherwise
Any self pay appointment will be arranged within 24 hours with assessment and treatment to be arranged within 1 week of when we first saw you
All our treatments will not require an overnight stay. You will always recover from the comfort of your own home.
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.
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.
All our private services are held at Thorpe Park Clinic; our purpose built modern facility based in Colton, Leeds.
Patients access the service from across the whole of West Yorkshire to come to our facility. The clinic hosts a range of services that are available on the NHS and through our Private Patient Pathway. The facility has a state of the art 3T Wide Bore MRI Scanner, X Ray and Ultrasound provision. It hosts fantastic services across many NHS Pathways.
Thorpe Park Clinic is fully accessible, has transport routes from all over Leeds. We welcome all referrals into Thorpe Park Clinic from across West Yorkshire.
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