Service: Endoscopy

Having a Naso-Endoscopy

Date: 12/11/2023 | Category:

Introduction You have been advised by your GP or hospital doctor to have an investigation known as a gastroscopy (OGD). You have agreed to have this carried out as a […]

Having an ERCP (Inpatients)

Date: 03/11/2023 | Category:

What is an ERCP? The examination you will be having is called an ERCP which stands for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography. This procedure enables the doctor to examine the common bile […]

Having a Gastroscopy (Inpatients)

Date: 03/11/2023 | Category:

What is an OGD? The procedure you will be having is called an oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD), simply called a gastroscopy or OGD. Gastroscopy is a procedure, which allows the doctor to […]

Having a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (Inpatients)

Date: 03/11/2023 | Category:

What is a Flexi-Sigmoidoscopy? This is an examination of the left side (lower part) of the large bowel using a flexible colonoscope. The examination takes about 10-15 minutes. You will […]

Having a Colonoscopy (Inpatients)

Date: 03/11/2023 | Category:

What is a colonoscopy? Colonoscopy is a test that allows the doctor to look directly at the lining of the large bowel (the colon) through your back passage using a […]

Having a Bronchoscopy (Inpatients)

Date: 03/11/2023 | Category:

Introduction You have been advised to have a Bronchoscopy to help find the cause of your symptoms.  This leaflet may not answer all your questions so if you have any […]

PillCam™ patient procedure brochure

Date: 03/11/2023 | Category:

A colon exam in a capsule: No sedation, no radiation. By Medtronic. Peace-of-mind with clear visualisation to aid diagnosis The PillCam™ COLON capsule is an easy to swallow pill with […]

Cytosponge/EndoSign (Capsule Sponge)

Date: 03/11/2023 | Category:

Introduction This leaflet provides you with information about a new test called Capsule Sponge. It explains: What the test is and why you might need it How you prepare for […]

Additional information – Entonox

Date: 03/11/2023 | Category:

What is Entonox? Entonox is the trade name for the mixture of 50% Oxygen and 50% Nitrous Oxide, also known as ‘gas and air’. It is a fairly strong pain […]

Additional information – Having a procedure with a training Endoscopist

Date: 03/11/2023 | Category:

Endoscopy Training at Bedford Hospital Bedford Hospital contributes to the training of Endoscopists and as a result has several trainees working in Endoscopy; this leaflet is provided to inform you […]