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What We Do

An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of the body is examined internally using an endoscope.

An endoscope is a thin long flexible tube that has a light source and a video camera at one end. Images of the inside of your body are relayed to a television screen. Endoscopes can be inserted into the body through a natural opening such as through your throat or anus.

The procedures we do include:

  • gastroscopy;
  • flexible sigmoidoscopy;
  • colonoscopy;
  • endoscoptic ultrasound;
  • endoscopic cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP);
  • bronchoscopy; and
  • endoscopic bronchoscopy.

In 2017 we performed more than 9,800 procedures. 

Consultant gastroenterologists, surgeons and a nurse endoscopist are supported by a team of nurses, decontamination technicians, administrative, portering and domestic staff.  We provide a diagnostic and therapeutic service to both inpatients and outpatients. We also participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Service.