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Our endoscopy team provides a range of high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and bronchoscopy.

Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure to examine the inside of a patient and allows our medical team to make a diagnosis and form a treatment plan. We examine the digestive tract and respiratory tract through an endoscope, a flexible viewing tube with a light and camera attached. This can be through:

  • The mouth into the stomach (gastroscopy)
  • The anus into the large bowel (colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy)
  • The mouth into the lungs (bronchoscopy) 
  • The mouth into the stomach, then bile duct (ERCP - endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)

Endoscopy is also used for the removal of polyps, small gallstones and insertion of feeding tubes.


Alexandra Day Stay Unit, location A35, The Princess Alexandra Hospital

Contact telephone number

Endoscopy appointments team: 01279 827880 or 01279 827801

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.