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Endoscopy

Endoscopy is the direct visual examination of any internal part of the body through an optical viewing instrument.

This can be through the mouth into the stomach (gastroscopy), through the anus into the large bowel (colonoscopy), through the nose into the lungs (bronchoscopy), or through the urethra to the bladder (cystoscopy).

Another examination performed by endoscopy staff is ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography). A dye is injected into the bile and pancreatic ducts using a flexible, video endoscope. Then x-rays are taken to outline the bile ducts and pancreas.

 

Our services include:

The unit contains seperate changing, assessment and waiting areas. Procedures are carried out in one of two endoscopy rooms. Your recovery takes place in a six bay, seperate sex, recovery area.

We are available from Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm. Arrangements outside of these hours should be directed via the main switchboard.

 

Contact

Email endoscopy.admin@pah.nhs.uk, or call 01279 444455 ext. 2179.