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Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an endoscope. You can find out information on our endoscopy services across the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust below.

Colonoscopy is where the specialist uses a thin flexible tube (a colonoscope) with a tiny camera on the end to look inside your bowel. To prepare for this procedure, you will need to avoid certain foods for a few days beforehand and take laxatives to clear your bowel. If you wish to please download the list of foods

From 12noon do not eat any solid food until after your examination but drink plenty of clear fluids. Please follow the instructions for taking the bowel preparation. It is important your follow these instructions carefully as failure to clear the bowel adequately may result in the procedure being cancelled or repeated. 

Endoscopy Unit St Mark’s Hospital

St Mark’s endoscopy unit is a World Centre of excellence for lower GI endoscopy. The unit is world renowned, being the only unit in the UK to achieve international recognition as a centre of excellence for endoscopy research and training. 

The unit consists of 6 procedure rooms. The unit carries out approximately 25,000 procedures per year. The procedures carried out are varied and include diagnostic and major therapeutic Gastroscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ERCP , Bronchoscopy & Double Balloon Enteroscopy (DBE). Many of these involve advanced therapeutic techniques, such as endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic sub-mucosal dissection (ESD), TASER, FLEX, stenting and dilatation.

St. Mark’s Hospital Endoscopy Unit also hosts the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. It was also the first unit in London to be accredited as a Bowel Cancer Screening centre in 2006 and to implement the Bowel Scope Screening programme, delivering the national bowel cancer screening programmes to the local population. The Wolfson Unit has also developed regional and national referral services for polypectomy, video capsule endoscopy and double-balloon enteroscopy, and provides nationally accredited courses for the teaching and training of endoscopists.

Endoscopy Unit ACAD Central Middlesex Hospital

The endoscopy unit consists of 2 procedure rooms within ACAD plus a Fluro-room to perform procedure which need an x-ray facility and an emergency endoscopy room in the X-ray department in the Central Middlesex Hospital. The procedures carried out are varied and include Gastroscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ERCP & Bronchoscopy. The unit also provides recovery facilities. The unit carries out approximately 7000 cases per year.

Endoscopy Unit Ealing Hospital

The endoscopy unit consists of 2 procedure rooms plus the need to provide services outside the unit for bronchoscopy, ERCP, GA and emergencies. The unit also provides recovery facilities. The procedures carried out are varied and include Gastroscopy (OGD), Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ERCP & Bronchoscopy The unit carries out approximately 7000 cases per year.

Central Middlesex Hospital 
ACAD Endoscopy
Central Middlesex Hospital
Acton Lane Park Royal
NW10 7NS

Telephone: 020 89638828
Fax no.       020 89637160

The endoscopy unit in Central Middlesex Hospital has two procedure rooms and an 8-bedded recovery area which separates male and female recovery. There are also separate changing and toilet facilities for patients. 

The reception is located on the ground floor and co-located in Area 4 with the MRI suite where patient/relatives need to wait. Patient will be then collected from reception and brought to endoscopy unit. There is a dedicated waiting for male and female patient who are awaiting their procedure. 

Estimated waiting time:

Up to four hours from the time of arrival to discharge. 

Reception area/Waiting area

Friends and relatives are welcome to wait in this area. We try our best to give an update to friends and relatives. We therefore suggest for friends and relatives to leave their contact number and we will contact you accordingly. 

Getting here: Central Middlesex Hospital travel information

Ealing Hospital

Uxbridge Road
Southall
UB1 3 HW

Tel No - 02089675617
Fax No – 02089675732

The endoscopy unit in Ealing Hospital has 2 procedures rooms and a 9 -bedded main recovery area and one separate room with private toilet. There are also separate changing and toilet facilities for patients. 

The reception is the main waiting room. This is mostly used for relatives. 

Estimated waiting time:

Up to four hours from the time of arrival to discharge. 

Reception Area/Waiting Area

Friends and relatives are welcome to wait in this area. We try our best to give an update to friends and relatives. However, because this is a fast-paced environment so this is not always possible. We therefore suggest for friends and relatives to leave their contact number and we will contact you accordingly. 

Getting here: Ealing Hospital travel information

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals 

Endoscopy Unit Information
St. Mark’s Hospital
Watford Road
Harrow
Middlesex
HA1 3UJ

Telephone: 020 8235 4130
Fax no. 020 8235 4149

The endoscopy unit in St. Mark’s Hospital has 6 procedures rooms and a 10-bedded main recovery area. There is another four-bedded recovery area attached in the private area of the unit. There are also separate changing and toilet facilities for patients. 

The reception is the main waiting room. This is mostly used for relatives. There is a dedicated waiting for male and female patient who are awaiting their procedure. 

Estimated waiting time:

Up to four hours from the time of arrival to discharge. 

Reception Area/Waiting Area

Friends and relatives are welcome to wait in this area. We try our best to give an update to friends and relatives. However, because this is a fast-paced environment so this is not always possible. We therefore suggest for friends and relatives to leave their contact number and we will contact you accordingly. 

Getting hereNorthwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals travel information

St Mark’s and Central Middlesex Hospital staff

  • Professor Brian Saunders Consultant Gastroenterology Director Screening
  • Dr Siwan Thomas-Gibson Consultant Gastroenterology Dep. Director Screening
  • Dr Adam Haycock*  Consultant  Gastroenterology Training Lead/ Clinical Lead CMH
  • Dr Andrew Latchford Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Ana Wilson Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Adam Humphries Consultant Gastroenterology Clinical Lead STM
  • NC Maggie Vance* Nurse Consultant Lower GI
  • Dr Noriko Suzuki Honorary Consultant 
  • Dr Simon Gabe Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Naila Arebi Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Meron Jacyna Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Maxton Pitcher Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Jeremy Nightingale Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Ailsa Hart Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Ayesha Akbar Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr David Sherman* Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Sharon O’Brien* Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Ian Johnston* Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Amar Sharif* Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Mani Naghibi* Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Ashley Barnabus Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Dr Warren Hyer Consultant Paediatrician 
  • Dr David Adeboyeku* Consultant Respiratory 
  • Dr Dan Ornadel Consultant Respiratory 
  • Dr Arnie Datta Consultant Respiratory 
  • Mr Peter McDonald Consultant Surgeon 
  • Mr Omer FaizConsultant Surgeon 
  • Mr Kamran Qurashi* Consultant Surgeon 
  • Mr Alberto Martinez-Isla* Consultant Surgeon 
  • NE Ripple Man Nurse Endoscopist Lower GI
  • NE Jayne Butcher Nurse Endoscopist Upper GI
  • NE Belma Motes Nurse Endoscopist and GIN Training Lead Lower GI
  • NE Angeline Chai Nurse Endoscopist Upper / Lower GI
  • NE Mary Rendle Nurse Endoscopist Upper / Lower GI
  • NE Anna Buenaventura Nurse Endoscopist Lower GI
  • Aneta Cwik Service Manager 
  • Jon A. Walton Clinical audit and Training  

 

Nurse Specialist

  • Aine O’Rourke Capsule Nurse Specialist
  • Monica Rzeznikiewicz Capsule Nurse

 

Ealing hospital staff

  • Prof.Jayantha Arnold Consultant Gastroenterology Clinical Lead Ealing 
  • Arvind Sangwaiya Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Sohail Shariq Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Charlotte Bearcroft Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Arabinda Pal Consultant Gastroenterology 
  • Callistus Ekellem Specialist Dr Gastroenterology 
  • Vijay Manglam Specialist Dr Gastroenterology 
  • Tushar Agarwal Consultant Surgeon Lower GI
  • Ashish Sinha Consultant SurgeonLower GI
  • Durgesh Raje Consultant SurgeonUpper GI
  • Hemant Sheth Consultant SurgeonUpper GI
  • Pepe Mullerat Consultant SurgeonLower GI
  • Naresh Pore Consultant SurgeonUpper GI
  • Rajet Mathur Consultant Respiratory