Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a diagnostic test performed using a camera within a thin scope. The procedure aids the clinical management of patients under the care of consultants and GP’s.

The endoscopy units carried out over 16,000 out-patient and inpatients procedures this year. The procedures carried out within the Trust are:

  • Oesophago-gastric duodenoscopy (OGD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (FOS)
  • Cystoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoroscopy
  • TOE (TransOesophageal Echocardiogram)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography)
  • Bowel Cancer Screening

Referrals can be made via GP’s for OGD Open Access and straight to test (STT) OGD and FOS. All other referrals are made via the hospital consultant.

The bowel cancer screening programme was introduced into the Trust in 2011. Nurse assessment clinics are performed on the four hospital sites with the colonoscopy lists being carried out at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston and Lincoln County Hospital.

For disabled access information about the endoscopy department at Lincoln County Hospital, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

For disabled access information about the endoscopy department at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

For disabled access information about the endoscopy department at Grantham and District Hospital, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.