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Endoscopy

An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined internally using an endoscope.

Endoscopies are performed at:

  • York Hospital
  • Scarborough Hospital
  • Bridlington Hospital  

Endoscope

An endoscope is a thin, long, flexible tube that has a light source and a video camera at one end. Images of the inside of your body are relayed to a television screen.

Endoscopes can be inserted into the body through a natural opening, such as through your throat or anus (the opening through which stools are passed out of the body).


What happens during an endoscopy?

An endoscopy is usually carried out while a person is awake. It is not painful, but can be uncomfortable so a local anaesthetic or sedative (medication that has a calming effect) may be given to help you relax.

The endoscope is carefully inserted into your body. Exactly where it enters your body will depend on the part of the body being examined.

An endoscopy can take 15-60 minutes to carry out, depending on what it's being used for. It will usually be performed on an outpatient basis, which means you will not have to stay in hospital overnight.

For more information and to view a video visit NHS Choices.


About the Department

The Trust's Endoscopy Department is managed by the Directorate of General Surgery and Urology.  The Directorate Manager is Liz Hill.

We are a department aspiring to meet and exceed the standards set out by the Joint Advisory Group for endoscopy (JAG).


Procedures


Meet the team (York)

The Endoscopy Unit at York Hospital is situated on the first floor above the main entrance and adjacent to the day unit.

Name  Title  Contact 

Liz Hill

Directorate of General Surgey and Urology 

5153 

Michelle Robinson

Sister and Endoscopy Unit Manager 

6690

Ross McGill

Endoscopy Manager 

1544

Val Dixon
Ray Pahang

Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse

6690 / 6694

Leana Cook

Deputy Waiting List Manager

 

Mr Srinivas Chintapatla

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)
Endoscopy Lead - Surgery  

5478 

Prashant Kant

Consultant Gastroenterologist 
Endoscopy Lead (Medicine)  

5467 

Glenn Miller

Consultant Surgeon (UGI) 

5968 

Wingzou Wong  

Consultant Surgeon (UGI) 

5523 

Mat Giles   

Consultant Surgeon (UGI)

5968

David Alexander  

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

5509

Stevan Stojkovic 

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

5961

Ian Bradford      

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

5761

Nick Woodcock  

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

1154

Dib Bandy   

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

 

Pramnthra Chitsabesan

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

 

James Turvill   

Consultant Gastroenterologist

5816

Gerry Robins    

Consultant Gastroenterologist

1357

Prash Kant

Consultant Gastroenterologist

 

Anne Phillips

Consultant Gastroenterologist

 

Charlie Millson  

Consultant Gastroenterologist

 

John Hutchinson

Consultant Gastroenterologist

 

Meet the team (Scarborough)

Name  Title  Contact 

Liz Hill

Directorate of General Surgey and Urology 

5153 

Sue Thompson

Endoscopy Unit Sister

Marie Stephenson

Deputy Sister

6191

Tim Lord

Deputy Charge Nurse

Ross McGill

Endoscopy Operational Manager

 

Gareth Rule

Deputy Waiting List Manager  

Dr Othman Saraj

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopy Lead   

Dr Ajay Muddu

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Charlie Millson

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr John Hutchinson  

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Ian Renwick  

Consultant Radiologist and Endoscopist

Mr Marcel Gatt

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

Mr Dimitrios Pissas     

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)

Mrs Stephanie Clarke  

Nurse Endoscopist

Mrs Angie Hopper  

Nurse Endoscopist

 

Mrs Demelza Johns

Nurse Endoscopist

 

An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined internally using an endoscope.

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