brodie19 Posted July 16, 2014 Share Posted July 16, 2014 Hi all,I lived in France up to end of 2012, but before that had a "preventative" colonoscopy as my father had been diagnosed with colon cancer. After having the procedure, my surgeon recommended the same every 3 years.After moving back to the UK, I was a bit dismayed to learn that the NHS do not offer general anaesthesia for colonoscopies as I had in France. On discussing this with a doctor friend, I am led to believe this is a cost issue!Anyway, having recently contacted the French surgeon, he has said he would be delighted to see me again and perform my now 3 yearly colonoscopy under a general anaesthetic.I fully understand the costs are met wholly by myself, but couple this with a holiday...its a no brainer !Now, when I was first offered a colonoscopy in mid 2012, I first had a consultation with the gastroenterologist and the anaesthetist.I also recall providing my annual blood tests and cardiology report to the anaesthetist.The gastroenterologist has said he will see me without an "ordonnance", and recalling the last time, I simply organised an anaesthetist appointment directly.I am not sure about obtaining the blood tests and seeing the cardiologist as to whether I require an "ordonnance" for each from a French GP.I am wondering if it may be easier just arranging to see a French GP (my former one has retired since I have left France), and request an ordonnance for the usual blood tests, and a Cardiology appointment.I think I may not need an ordonnance for the Cardiology appointment, but think I may need one for the blood tests.Any advice appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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