The endoscopy units carried out over 18,000 inpatient and outpatient procedures in 2022.
Endoscopy procedures carried out across our service are:
- Gastroscopy/Oesophago-gastric duodenoscopy (OGD)
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (FOS)
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)
- Manometry and pH studies
These Endoscopy webpages give information about these procedures. Some procedures are only available at certain sites.
We also offer other procedures listed below:
For more information, please refer to the relevant department webpage on this website.
- Bowel cancer screening programme
- Cystoscopy (Urology – United Lincolnshire Hospitals (ulh.nhs.uk))
- Bronchoscopy (Respiratory medicine – United Lincolnshire Hospitals (ulh.nhs.uk))
- Thoracoscopy (Respiratory medicine – United Lincolnshire Hospitals (ulh.nhs.uk))
- Transoesophageal Echocardiogram (TOE) (Cardiology – United Lincolnshire Hospitals (ulh.nhs.uk))
The endoscopy procedures are performed by doctors and specially trained nurses, known as clinical endoscopists. All of our endoscopists meet national standards as set by the Joint Advisory Group for Endoscopy (JAG).
Students and trainee endoscopists may be present when you see the clinician as this forms a valuable part of their training. If you do not wish students or trainees to be present, please tell a member of staff on the unit. Your treatment will not be affected in any way.
Please see the links to the right for the procedure information leaflets, which give more detailed information about what to expect. Regardless of which endoscopy unit you are visiting for your procedure, we always aim to provide the same high quality of care.
When you arrive at our Endoscopy unit you will be asked to check in at the reception where your details will be confirmed. A nurse will then take you into an admission room where you can ask any questions. If you are having a procedure into your bowel you will also be given a gown and some dignity shorts, and shown to a private changing area. There are toilets available at all times. Once it is time for your procedure, you will be taken into the procedure room and meet the nurse and endoscopist.