University Hospital Limerick
St Nessan's Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Limerick, V94 F858
Phone: 061 485365
8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
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 Unit team at University Hospital Limerick is to provide a diagnosis and treatment for people with symptoms of upper and lower gastrointestinal problems.
About Endoscopy Service Outpatients
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
Who needs to refer you: Outpatients are referred by their GP Inpatients are referred by admitting team
How to access this service: Detailed clinical history Detailed account of reason for referral (include current medications) Blood results if available
Special instructions for patients during COVID19
We may ask you to:
- attend a virtual clinic
- wear a face mask/other PPE
- complete a COVID-19 questionnaire by phone before coming to hospital and to repeat same on arrival
- to wait in their car until closer to your appointment time