Spire The Glen Hospital Bristol can offer you an up to date, fully equipped high definition Endoscopy suite with Fujinon Colonoscopes, Gastroscopes and Nasoendoscopes, which can diagnose gastric conditions quickly and without the need for sedation.
We are a small personal unit within the hospital and spend the time with patients giving them all of the reassurance and information they and their families need.
The unit has recently invested in a state of the art wireless endoscopy system for gastroscopy and colonoscopy diagnosis and therapy. Examination of the colon can be tracked by a scope assist device that monitors the internal relationship between device and the human colon to reduce unnecessary stretching, hence making the procedure safer and more comfortable. This equipment represents the most advanced endoscopy system available in the UK at this time. With patient comfort and safety our priority the use of standard sedation is enhanced by the option of using inhaled Entenox gas.
The endoscopy suite undertakes procedures for respiratory, urology, gastro-intestinal and minor surgical operations. Examples of these procedures are gastroscopy, bronchoscopy, cystoscopy, colonoscopy, colposcopy, hysteroscopy, and breath tests. Breath tests are available and used to diagnose common conditions including lactose intolerance in patients otherwise diagnosed as having irritable bowel syndromes. The suite also performs minor operations under local anaesthesia (vasectomy, circumcision, carpal tunnel, zadeks, advanced mini face lifts, etc.) the majority of which are day cases. As a consequence we have a multi-skilled workforce in order to meet our patient needs.
Our endoscopy consultant staff are the most senior and experienced operators in the region.
Investigation of heartburn and reflux is undertaken using endoscopy, pH monitoring of the oesophagus and throat and in those patients requiring surgical therapy for this condition we have a team of the most experienced surgeons and also are in a position to offer the latest technique of day case anti-reflux endoscopic therapy STRETTA.
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Endoscopy Services at Spire Bristol Hospital lead by Senior Consultants: