Archive: Endoscopy

Bronchoscopy & EBUS

Diagram of a Bronchoscopy Procedure Introduction You have been advised to have an investigation known as a Bronchoscopy (examination of the lung). This procedure requires your formal consent. This booklet...

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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Introduction You have been advised by your consultant to have an investigation known as an ERCP. This procedure requires your formal consent. This booklet has been written to enable you...

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Gastroscopy

Introduction You have been advised by your GP or hospital doctor to have an investigation known as a Gastroscopy. This procedure requires your formal consent. This booklet has been written...

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Gastroscopy with Banding of Oesophageal Varices or Injection of Sclerotherapy

Diagram of the endoscopy procedure Introduction You have been advised to have a procedure known as Banding of Oesophageal Varices or Injection Sclerotherapy. This procedure requires your formal consent. This...

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Gastroscopy with Oesophageal Stent Inserted

Oesophagus = Gullet Introduction You may have been having problems with your swallowing and your hospital doctor has suggested that having a stent inserted will help improve these difficulties. This...

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Discharge advice following endoscopy with sedation (incl. Propofol)

Patients should be accompanied home by a responsible adult who should stay with them overnight if they live alone. The medication used may stay in your system for 24 hours,...

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Discharge after ERCP – patient information

It is important that you follow the instructions given in this leaflet. Most patients are discharged on the same day after an ERCP, a few may be required to be...

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Discharge advice following an endoscopy with Entonox

You have received Entonox to help with pain relief during your Flexible Sigmoidoscopy / colonoscopy today. There are a few side-effects associated with Entonox including: • Dizziness • Light-headedness •...

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Advice following a gastroscopy

You may eat and drink as normal once you have been discharged. If following your discharge, you experience any severe pain in your neck, chest or abdomen, contact the Endoscopy...

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Advice following a gastroscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy

You may feel a little uncomfortable with the air or carbon dioxide we have passed into your bowel. This should pass quite easily during the next few hours. You may...

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