An Endoscopy is a procedure that allows us to view a patients organs using an instrument called an endoscope.
Our Endoscopy suite is Joint Advisory Group Accredited (JAG). This accreditation is awarded to high quality gastrointestinal services.
An endoscopy helps us investigate and treat symptoms and conditions of the digestive system. We see patients who are experiencing issues with any part of their digestive tract.
An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an endoscope. An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and camera at one end. Images of the inside of your body are sent to a screen.
Our team includes:
- Consultant Gastroenterologists
- Endoscopy Specialist Nurses
Who we treat
We see patients with a variety of symptoms and conditions. This includes:
- gastrointestinal symptoms
- suspected malabsorption syndrome (difficulty digesting or absorbing nutrients)
- rectal bleeding
- altered bowel habit
- unexplained weight loss
- anaemia (iron deficiency)
- coeliac disease
We do not see patients under the age of 16.
What to expect
Ahead of your appointment at our Endoscopy department, you'll be told your appointment time and given important instructions. These may include the need for you to fast before we see you. You can continue to take any medication you're on as normal.
On arrival, our admissions team will register you and a nurse will take you to the Endoscopy ward. You'll be given a gown to change into.
Depending on your procedure, you might be with us between 2 and 6 hours. You'll have 2 specialist endoscopy nurses and a consultant with you during your procedure.
You will not be given anaesthetic for your procedure. However, you can choose to be sedated if you prefer.
After your procedure, you'll be taken to the recovery room where you'll be given some refreshments.
Your consultant will discuss the results and any next steps with you on the day of your endoscopy.
Not all services are covered by health insurance. To find out if you're covered, contact your health insurance provider before your visit.
If you do not have health insurance or your health plan does not cover the full cost, you will need to pay on the day of your visit.
You might be able to claim fees on your insurance.
If you need to submit an insurance excess or pay inpatient fees after a stay at the Hermitage Clinic, you can pay your bill online.