An endoscopy is a procedure where parts of inside your body are examined using an optical viewing instrument. An endoscopy procedure may be ;
Another procedure performed by our endoscopy team is an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to examine the tubes that drain bile from your liver and digestive juices from your pancreas. This procedure may be completed in a Radiology procedure room to use the x-ray machine.
The Endoscopy Unit is part of the national bowel screening service which diagnoses early detection of bowel cancer in patients aged between 58 and 74. This investigation is aimed at finding and removing any small bowel growths, called polyps that could eventually turn into cancer.
A team of Consultants in Gastroenterology, Colorectal, Respiratory and Nurse Endoscopists perform procedures within our units. All procedures and operators are closely monitored for quality, safety and patient experience according to the principles outlined by the Joint Advisory Group (JAG) endoscopy standards.
We also offer capsule endoscopy and take part in trials for new and developing technologies being led by the National Endoscopy Programme for Wales.
The most common use of endoscopy is to investigate symptoms that are causing you discomfort or concern. An endoscopy might be recommended to investigate the following symptoms: