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Gastroenterology

Tests and treatments to diagnose the signs and symptoms of digestive diseases.

There are many medical conditions that affect the gastrointestinal or digestive system, some of which are treatable, others which can be managed through medication and lifestyle.

Spire Healthcare hospitals have a skilled team of consultant gastroenterologists and support staff who can diagnose the signs and symptoms of various digestive diseases.

Acid reflux (Stretta)

Minimally invasive treatment for chronic reflux.

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Barium enema

A liquid that coats the large bowel, so it can be seen on an X-ray.

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Barium swallow and barium meal

A procedure that allows doctors to view difficult to see gut problems.

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Capsule endoscopy (pillcam)

Swallow a pill-sized camera to investigate your small bowel.

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Colonoscopy

A check of your large bowel for certain conditions.

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Flexible sigmoidoscopy

An investigation of your rectum and the lower part of the bowel.

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Gastroscopy

Examines the gullet, stomach and duodenum with a thin telescope.

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Joint advisory group (JAG) accreditation at Shawfair Park

In 2015 Spire Shawfair park hospital was the first hospital in Scotland to be awarded JAG accreditation. JAG accreditation is the formal recognition that an endoscopy service has demonstrated that it is competence to deliver against key measures in endoscopy.