Coronavirus Covid-19 Information

Information for patients attending the Endoscopy Unit

  • An upper endoscopy allows the doctor to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract. This includes the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum (first part of the small bowel). The doctor will insert a thin flexible tube called an endoscope, through your mouth.

    Please note: the time on your appointment letter is the time to register at the reception desk; not your procedure time. Medical procedures can vary greatly in time, therefore delays may occur. Other delays may occur due to circumstances beyond our control.

  • You will find a Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE/CJD) Exposure Assessment Form as part of the information which has been sent out to you. Please ensure you read this form carefully, fill it in, sign and date it and bring the form with you for your appointment. The doctor will sign the consent form for the procedure with you, prior to your procedure, once you understand and agree to the procedure.