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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  


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 website.


Meet the team (York)

York Hospital’s Endoscopy and GI Physiology unit is located at Junction 1a, First Floor.  The new unit, which opened in October 2019, is a bespoke two-storey building, incorporating seven endoscopy procedure rooms, one equipped with radiology facilities.  It also houses staff changing facilities, meeting rooms, and a seminar room with direct audio-visual links to the endoscopy rooms, to allow live steaming for training purposes.

Name  Title  Contact 

Michelle Robinson

Sister and Endoscopy Unit Manager 


Val Dixon
Ray Pahang

Deputy Sister / Charge Nurse

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Leana Cook

Deputy Waiting List Manager


Mr Srinivas Chintapatla

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)
Endoscopy Lead - Surgery  


Prashant Kant

Consultant Gastroenterologist 
Endoscopy Lead (Medicine)  


Glenn Miller

Consultant Surgeon (UGI) 


Wingzou Wong  

Consultant Surgeon (UGI) 


Mat Giles   

Consultant Surgeon (UGI)


David Alexander  

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)


Stevan Stojkovic 

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)


Ian Bradford      

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)


Nick Woodcock  

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)


Dib Bandy   

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)


Pramnthra Chitsabesan

Consultant Surgeon (Colorectal)


James Turvill   

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Gerry Robins    

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Prash Kant

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Anne Phillips

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Charlie Millson  

Consultant Gastroenterologist


John Hutchinson

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Meet the team (Scarborough)

Name  Title  Contact 

Sue Thompson

Endoscopy Unit Sister

Marie Stephenson

Deputy Sister


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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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.

Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.