Endoscopy

Endoscopy

A type of medical examination in which an instrument called an endoscope is passed into an area of the body (the bladder or intestine, for example). The endoscope usually has a fiberoptic camera, which allows a greatly magnified image to be projected onto a video screen, to be viewed by the operator.

Endoscopy services are offered at both Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough City Hospitals as part of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

The Endoscopy Unit is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, and treats outpatients and inpatients, undertaking approximately 6,000 procedures a year.  The Unit is JAG (Joint Advisory Group) accredited and part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

Location: Core A, Level 1    

Telephone: 

The Endoscopy Unit is situated on the first floor, core A at Peterborough City Hospital. It is part of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy Services Clinical Business Unit in the Emergency and Medicine Division.

The Endoscopy Unit is open from 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday, and treats outpatients and inpatients, undertaking approximately 10,000 procedures a year.  The Unit is fully JAG (Joint Advisory Group) accredited and part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

The Endoscopy Unit is open from 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday, and treats outpatients and inpatients, undertaking approximately 10,000 procedures a year.  The Unit is fully JAG (Joint Advisory Group) accredited and part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

Endoscopy is a term that is used to describe the direct visual examination of any part of the inside of the body that can be reached through a natural orifice.

The Unit offers a range of both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including:

·          Gastroscopy including direct access through eReferral

·          Colonoscopy

·          Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

·          ERCP

·         Capsule endoscopy

·         Bronchoscopy

·         We also perform non-endoscopy procedures such as Hydrogen Breath Test, Oesophageal Manometry/ 24 hour pH Studies, Lactose Tolerance Tests, Ano-Rectal Physiology (ARP) and Trans Rectal Ultra Sound (TRUS).

The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and British Thoracic Society (BTS) provide detailed guidelines that are closely followed together with Trust protocols and local guidelines.  JAG Accreditation enables the Endoscopy Unit to assess current performance, and it supports planning and developing of services.

Patient Information leaflets - information about the following procedures: 

Location: Treatment Centre, Level 1

Telephone: 01480 428983

At Hinchingbrooke we offer a wide range of both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including:

  • Gastroscopy (including direct access through eReferral)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP   

The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and British Thoracic Society (BTS) provide detailed guidelines that are closely followed together with Trust protocols and local guidelines. JAG Accreditation enables the Endoscopy Unit to assess current performance, and it supports planning and developing of services.


Patient Leaflets

Upper GI & Dilation

Upper GI & Colonoscopy

Upper GI

PEG

ERCP

Colonoscopy

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy