We have two accredited endoscopy units at the Lister and New QEll hospitals, which are supported by a complement of dedicated staff comprising consultants, specialist nurses, endoscopy nursing staff, clinical support workers, porters, administrative, domestic staff and volunteers.
There are six procedure rooms – four at the Lister and two at the New QEII – and two treatment rooms, where we perform over 17,000 gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures each year, including diagnostic, therapeutic and surveillance procedures across both hospital sites.
A wide range of therapeutic interventions (most of which are carried out at the Lister’s endoscopy unit) include: dilatation of strictures; insertion of oesophageal, biliary and colonic stents; laser treatment of tumours; percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and endoscopic colopexy (PEC) tube insertion; polypectomy and endoscopic mucosal resection of polyps; and control of acute and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding.
|Endo mucosal resections (EMR)|
|Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)|
|Percutaneous endoscopic colopexy (PEC)|
|Non endoscopic tests carried out in endoscopy unit|
|Hydrogen breath test|
|C13 breath test|
|Transperineal prostate biopsy|
Other services – including EUS, oesophageal ablation and manometry – are referred to other hospitals as part of specialist treatment arrangements, including Watford General, St Marks in North-west London, UCLH and the Royal Free (both in central London) and Addenbrokes in Cambridge.