Colonoscopy in South Africa

Find the best clinics for Colonoscopy in South Africa

MyMediTravel currently has no pricing information available for Colonoscopy procedures in South Africa. However, by submitting your enquiry, you'll hear back from the facility with more details of the pricing.

Malaysia offers the best prices Worldwide

Price: $ 121

Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
2.3

From 38 verified reviews

Nompumelelo Madliwa, 19 April 2020

I had such a wonderful experience there with Dr Thomas, I had a skin drafting done it was such a smooth process I am healing very well and had a great stay there, Thank you so much

Price on request Colonoscopy View details & Read reviews CALL NOW
UCT Private Academic Hospital
3.9

From 18 verified reviews

Juliettash Stadler, 05 May 2020

My Son was admitted with a very rare autoimmune illness in April this year. The care he was given was superb Prof Dheda, Prof Louw and their team of specialists covered every possibility , diagnosed efficiently and treated effectively. There was time taken to explain everything. The Hospital Matron made allowances for me to spend as much as possible time with my son and also allowed for frequent visits from close family. Mr Daniel Mathew the Hospital General manager is very approachable and interested . The staff was friendly and helpful. Basically every one from reception through admin to ICU was friendly and helpful. I Highly recommend this hospital

Price on request Colonoscopy View details & Read reviews
Netcare Linksfield Hospital
3.1

From 72 verified reviews

Charlotte Sorour, 13 March 2020

Parking is a huge problem.On a positive note it is a great hospital with great specialists and doctor's hence why it is so busy. Well worth driving around a bit looking for parking knowing your loved one's are in good hands. My mind at ease. My husband is well looked after. Thank you Linksfield staff :)

Price on request Colonoscopy View details & Read reviews
Netcare N1 City Hospital
2.9

From 36 verified reviews

Kim Adams, 30 March 2020

Overall I had a good experience.

Price on request Colonoscopy View details & Read reviews

    WHY US?

    At MyMediTravel, we're making medical easy. You can search, compare, discuss, and book your medical all in one place. We open the door to the best medical providers worldwide, saving you time and energy along the way, and it's all for FREE, no hidden fees, and no price markups guaranteed. So what are you waiting for?

    Free
    Free
    best price
    Best Price
    easy selection
    Widest Selection
    risk free
    Risk-Free

    What you need to know about Colonoscopy in South Africa

    Colonoscopy Examination

    Colonoscopy is an exam performed to detect abnormalities and changes in the inside of your bowel, specifically in the rectum and the large intestine (colon). This test can help find the cause of your bowel symptoms, screen colon cancer, as well as look for more polyps if you have had them before.

    What does a Colonoscopy Procedure Involve?

    Your doctor may give you sedation to minimize any discomfort and in some rare cases, your doctor may recommend general anesthetic. During the surgery, a long and flexible tube with a tiny camera on its tip, known as a colonoscope, is inserted into your rectum. The colonoscope will transmit images of the lining of your colon so your doctor can examine it for any changes or abnormalities.

    MyMediTravel currently lists 4 facilities in South Africa offering Colonoscopy procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Colonoscopy can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on your medical profile and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quoteClick Here to submit your details

    How Long Should I Stay in South Africa for a Colonoscopy Procedure?

    You will be allowed to leave the hospital on the same day of the procedure, but you will need to stay in South Africa for about 3 to 4 days after the procedure. During your stay, you will attend hospital check-ups for review and for the result. 

    What's the Recovery Time for Colonoscopy Procedures in South Africa?

    It is advisable for you to rest for the day after your colonoscopy and you can go back to work the next day. You may pass gas, feel bloated, or cramps for several hours but that is completely normal. On your first bowel movement after the colonoscopy, you may notice a small amount of blood, but it is not a cause for alarm. 

    What sort of Aftercare is Required for Colonoscopy Procedures in South Africa?

    After the procedure, walking will help with any discomfort you may have. You can also resume your normal diet and exercise after a few days. However, you will need to avoid certain medications temporarily, such as blood-thinning medications.

    What's the Success Rate of Colonoscopy Procedures in South Africa?

    Colonoscopy has over a 90% success rate. The side effects and risks associated with colonoscopy include puncture of the colon, bleeding, severe abdominal pain, chills, fever, and excessive rectal bleeding. However, these risks and side effects are very rare.  

    Are there Alternatives to Colonoscopy Procedures in South Africa?

    Some people want to avoid colonoscopy due to personal reasons, such as feeling nervous or they do not wish to be sedated. In this case, you can undergo one of the alternatives, including Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), fecal occult blood tests, stool DNA, double-contrast barium enema, sigmoidoscopy, and CT colonoscopy. 

    What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

    After the procedure, your doctor will look for any abnormalities inside your colon and then they can determine the best treatment for your condition. If you do have a polyp or other abnormal tissue, your doctor can also remove them.

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.

    No Time?

    Tell us what you're looking for and we'll reach out to the top clinics all at once

    Please enter a valid procedure

    Enquire Now