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The Endoscopy department will provide high quality, patient centered care. It will be a centre of excellence and maintain its accredited service, and will be first choice for its users. It will provide innovative, flexible and timely services to deliver a responsive and efficient pathway of care to all
The unit is best approached from the main entrance.
Your appointment letter will tell you where to go; you do not need to check in at the main hospital concourse desk.
Once in the Endoscopy department you will need to report to the Endoscopy reception desk in the centre of the reception area
An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined internally using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, long, flexible tube that contains a light source and a video camera, so that images of the inside of your body can be relayed to an external monitor.
Endoscopes can be inserted into the body through a natural opening, such as your throat, nose or rectum. The procedure is normally carried out when you're awake, and you may be given a sedative to relax you, throat spray or Entonox (gas and air).
The endoscopy department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital serves a North Derbyshire population of 400,000 and carries out over 11,000 procedures annually, ranging from:
We are a multi-specialty department covering gastroenterology, respiratory and surgical consultants and nurse Endoscopists.
The department is a purpose built, state of the art unit with four fully-equipped endoscopy procedure rooms.
90% of our activity are day cases which the patient will have the procedure and go home within a few hours. The other 10% are patients that are already in hospital.
The unit is open:
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday evening 08:00 - 21:00
Saturday 08:00 - 13:00
We also have an out of hour’s on-call service which covers any emergency activity.
The department also includes the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and National Bowel Scope Screening Programme (see trust intranet sites for more information).
Consultant Colorectal surgeon
Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy,
Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastroscopy, feeding tubes
Upper GI surgeon
Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastroscopy
Gastroscopy, feeding tubes
Colonoscopy,Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastroscopy
Colonoscopy,Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastroscopy, feeding tubes
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