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Telephone: 01 6459019

Department Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7am – 8pm.

The Day Care Department offers a wide variety of services which include Endoscopy, Day Case and Minor Surgery procedures. All services are offered Monday to Friday through the consultants affiliated with the Hermitage Medical Clinic.

Procedures available include:


Gastroscopy (OGD) is a test which allows the consultant to look directly at the lining of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Gastroscopy is performed under sedation and does not require an anaesthetic.


Colonoscopy is a procedure which allows your doctor to look directly at the lining of your colon (large bowel). The large bowel refers to the anus (back passage), rectum, sigmoid colon, descending colon, transverse colon and ascending colon. Colonoscopy is performed in the Endoscopy Unit.

Colonoscopy is performed under sedation and does not require an anaesthetic. You could experience some discomfort during the procedure, but will be made as comfortable as possible. In order to perform the procedure your Doctor will insert a colonoscope, which is a thin,flexible tube with a light at the end, into your bowel through the back passage. The colonoscope lets your Doctor directly see the lining of the bowel and take pictures at various sites along the bowel


Bronchoscopy is the direct inspection and examination of the larynx, trachea (the windpipe) and bronchi (branches of the airways) and into some areas of the lungs through either a flexible fibre optic bronchoscope or a rigid bronchoscope. The fibre optic scope is used more frequently in current practice