• MRI Scan from £229
  • Open MRI from £375
  • Endoscopy from £900
  • Ultrasound from £125
  • X-Ray from £55

Endoscopy

We have recently opened a new, modern Endoscopy suite with dual chamber scope washers and a new water plant, allowing us to reduce turnaround of decontaminated scopes, increase department capacity and create a smoother journey for our patients.

An Endoscopy is a procedure that allows a Doctor or Nurse to look at areas of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. They can look down the Endoscope and see if there is any inflammation or any other abnormalities. By using the Endoscope, samples (biopsies) can be taken of any abnormal looking tissues for further investigation.


Upper GI Endoscopy

This is more commonly called an OGD which stands for Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy. It is also known as a Gastroscopy. This test looks at the oesophagus (Gullet), stomach and duodenum (first part of the small bowel). This can assist in the diagnosis if you are experiencing difficulties with swallowing, indigestion, heartburn or nausea.

Preparation

A member of our bookings team will contact you via telephone to complete a pre-assessment questionnaire, and your appointment confirmation letter will include all the information you need to prepare for your test. You will need to read this information carefully before arriving for the procedure, as it will include details such as fasting instructions, what to expect and aftercare.

When will you get the results?

In some cases the Doctor or Nurse will be able to tell you the results straight after the test. However, if a sample (biopsy) has been taken for examination, the results may take up to two weeks. There may be the need to take a biopsy called a CLO TEST, this is taken to test for the presence of an infection which can increase the risk of ulcers. The CLO TEST result will be provided post scope only if it is a positive result.


Lower GI Endoscopy

There are two procedures covering the Lower GI, a Colonoscopy which looks at the whole of the colon (large bowel) and a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy which looks at the lower part of the large bowel. Both procedures are commonly used to investigate alterations in bowel habits, blood in the stool, unexplained anaemia and as a screening test for colon cancer.

Preparation

A member of our bookings team will contact you via telephone to complete a pre-assessment questionnaire, and your appointment confirmation letter will include all the information you need to prepare for your test. You will need to read this information carefully before arriving for the procedure, as it will include details such as fasting instructions, bowl preparation instructions, what to expect and aftercare.

When will I get the results?

As with an OGD, we will normally be able to tell you the results of the test prior to you leaving the unit. However, if samples have been taken you and your GP will be contacted when these have been examined.


Gastroscopy

Download our Gastroscopy Patient Information (PDF, 263KB)


Colonoscopy

Download our Colonoscopy Patient Information (PDF, 265KB)


Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Download our Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Details (PDF, 185KB)


Gastroscopy From £900 

Colonoscopy From £1,200

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy From £900

 

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