Colonoscopy Abroad: Procedure and Cost

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About Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

It is an exploratory procedure which is performed to establish if there are polyps, ulcers, inflammation, bleeding, cancer or tumors present in the large intestine. It is also performed to establish the causes of chronic diarrhea, sudden weight loss, black stools, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, and to monitor patients with inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Recommended for
  • Diagnosing problems with the large intestine.
  • Patients over 50 years of age should undergo a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer every 10 years
  • Patients with a family history of colonic cancer

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
1 . Overnight stay not required.
Average length of stay abroad
3 - 4 days. Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.
Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy enables the doctor to examine the lining of the large intestine.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 . Overnight stay not required.
Average length of stay abroad 3 - 4 days. Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 .

Overnight stay not required.

Average length of stay abroad 3 - 4 days.

Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

Colonoscopy
A colonoscopy enables the doctor to examine the lining of the large intestine.

Compare Colonoscopy prices around the world

United States $ 1,324
Mexico $ 900
Thailand $ 612
United Arab Emirates $ 600
Spain $ 566
Hungary $ 320
India $ 170
Tunisia $ 166
Poland $ 99

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Colonoscopy clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Patients who used MEDIGO

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Countries represented by MEDIGO patients

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Before Colonoscopy abroad

In preparation for the procedure, patients will need to complete a "colon prep" which ensures that their bowels are empty ahead of the procedure.

Although methods of clearing the bowels vary, most patients will be asked to adopt an all-liquid diet 1 to 2 days before the procedure. They will also be advised to avoid red or purple food or drinks in the days before the procedure. The patient is usually prescribed a laxative solution to take the day before the procedure, in order to fully clear the bowels. The amount of solution to be taken, varies with each patient and is generally mixed with 3 to 4 litres of water which is to be taken over the course of a few hours, depending on how much needs to be taken.

The solution may not taste very nice and may make patients feel sick. It may make it easier to drink the solution through a straw and to keep it refrigerated once it has been made.

It is advisable for patients to have nothing planned the day ahead of the procedure, as they will need to use the toilet often. Patients should keep hydrated and should not eat after the clean prep is complete.

How is it performed

The patient is usually administered with a light sedation to help them relax during the procedure and is asked to lie on their side with their knees bent. An endoscope fitted with a camera, is inserted into the rectum to allow the doctor to examine the area.

The camera is maneuvered through the large intestine and the doctor will examine the images on a screen as it is passed through. The doctor may take some tissue samples for analysis and any polyps found are usually removed.

Anesthesia

Usually local, or local with sedation.

Procedure duration

The Colonoscopy takes 40 to 60 minutes.

Colonoscopy
The endoscope is inserted through the rectum and moved through the large intestine, polyps are usually removed if found.

Compare Colonoscopy prices around the world

United States $ 1,324
Mexico $ 900
Thailand $ 612
United Arab Emirates $ 600
Spain $ 566
Hungary $ 320
India $ 170
Tunisia $ 166
Poland $ 99

Source: Medigo prices

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123 clinics on MEDIGO offer Colonoscopy

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

87

$ 99

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

95

$ 612

Clinique Generale-Beaulieu

Geneva, Switzerland

Please inquire

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123 clinics on MEDIGO offer Colonoscopy

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

87

$ 99

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

95

$ 612

Clinique Generale-Beaulieu

Geneva, Switzerland

Please inquire

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