Diseases of the anus and rectum are common and in most cases are not serious. However, these can be embarrassing, and people tend not to deal with their symptoms in a timely manner. The primary symptoms of rectal bleeding, pain, incontinence and perianal itch are frequently distressing. In a small number of patients these symptoms may be the first signs of serious underlying diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease or cancer.
Our specialist endoscopy allows us to proceed directly to an examination of the back passage and the lining of the bowel. This can be performed at the same visit so there is no waiting around for appointments and results are imminent.
Our endoscopy unit is the largest independent endoscopy unit in Scotland and has excellent results in terms of quality of procedure, patient satisfaction and outcomes.