Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person's digestive tract to diagnose, evaluate and treat conditions of the oesophagus, stomach and portion of the intestine. The aim of the Endoscopy team at St. John's Hospital is to provide a diagnosis and treatment for people with symptoms of upper and lower gastrointestinal problems.
Patients will receive details of the endoscopy procedure and what preparation may be required prior to appointment. If you are a diabetic or are taking a anticoagulant, check with your GP or the endoscopy team for instructions of what is required on days leading to your procedure.
You may require sedation for your procedure. Please organise a drive home as this may affect your procedure being rescheduled.
Referrals and Appointments
Available to: Adults
Who needs to refer you: Consultant
Referral Information: Referral letter
We may ask you to:
wear a face mask
complete a Covid-19 Questionaire
consent to a COVID-19 test in advance of a planned admission
We ask that in the case of children attending for a procedure or appointment, they are accompanied by one adult only and that no siblings may attend.