Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology focuses on digestive and liver conditions, covering screening of conditions such as bowel cancer, diagnosis and management of such conditions and associated diseases.

We have a specialist endoscopy unit providing services such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy. Our gastroenterological services are provided by experienced consultants and specialist nurses.

Gastroscopy is used to investigate the oesophagus and stomach and is used to identify problems such as oesophageal narrowing, heartburn, Barrett's oesophagus, ulcers, and stomach and oesophageal cancer.

Colonoscopy is to examine the large bowel to investigate the causes of diarrhoea or rectal bleeding.

Polyps are routinely removed, reducing the risk of developing colon cancer in the future.

We work in close association with our surgical colleagues for those patients who need operations.