Service: Gastroenterology and Endoscopy


Date: 03/11/2023 | Category:

An endoscopy is a procedure where organs inside your body are looked at using an instrument called an endoscope. An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a […]

Patient information and useful links

Date: 08/03/2018 | Category:

Below are some links to other websites which may be helpful. The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust cannot accept responsibility for the content of these websites. Barrett’s […]

Hepatology and liver disease

Date: 08/03/2018 | Category:

Background The Bedfordshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a Hepatology clinical service covering all aspects of liver disease, with dedicated liver clinics as well as dedicated endoscopy lists for Variceal […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Date: 08/03/2018 | Category:

IBD consists of two main conditions – Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease – grouped together because of their similar symptoms. These are chronic diseases of the intestinal tract, experienced by […]

Coeliac disease

Date: 08/03/2018 | Category:

Coeliac disease (pronounced see-liac) is an autoimmune disease. Gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye triggers an immune reaction in people with coeliac disease. This means that eating […]

Bowel Cancer Screening

Date: 08/03/2018 | Category:

Bedford Hospital and Luton and Dunstable University Hospital are part of the Bedfordshire Bowel Cancer Screening Centre. Patients aged 60-75 are sent invitations to participate in the screening programme every […]

Barrett’s Oesophagus

Date: 08/03/2018 | Category:

Barrett’s Oesophagus is caused through long-standing reflux of acid into the oesophagus (the gullet). The lining of the gullet changes permanently to resemble that of the stomach or intestine and, […]

Gastroenterology (GP information)

Date: 22/02/2018 | Category:

The Gastroenterology department provides an extensive range of services covering all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology, including the following: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatology, Nutrition, Investigation of suspected GI cancer, Functional […]

Endoscopy (GP information)

Date: 22/02/2018 | Category:

The L&D’s Endoscopy department is renowned for its efficiency and patient care. We carry out a number of procedures in our unit – Gastroscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy and ERCP. Patients […]