Contact number: 020 7830 2028 or 020 794 0500 ext 31642 / 38499
The term endoscopy is used to describe the direct visual examination of any part of the interior of the body through an optical viewing instrument.
This can be through the mouth into the stomach (gastroscopy), through the anus into the large bowel (colonoscopy) or through the nose into the lungs (bronchoscopy).
Another examination that is performed by the endoscopy staff is ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography). A dye is injected into the bile and pancreatic ducts using a flexible, video endoscope. Then x-rays are taken to outline the bile ducts and pancreas.
This area also deals with liver biopsies.
This service is available from Monday to Friday from 9am until 4pm.