Endoscopy

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Helping diagnose health conditions that affect the upper and lower GI tract

The King Edward VII’s Hospital Endoscopy Unit is a state-of-the-art, purpose built facility allowing our specialist gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons and urologists to diagnose health conditions affecting the upper and lower gastro-intestinal tract, bladder, ureters and urethra as well as the male sexual organs.

If you are suffering symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, diarrhoea or change in your bowel habits, difficulty swallowing, vomiting repeatedly or vomiting blood, blood in faeces, rectal pain, cramping, constipation or weight loss, blood in your urine, or changes in your urinary pattern, you may consider an endoscopy to help provide a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Enquiries & Appointments

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What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a procedure used to examine any part of the interior of the body through a long, thin, flexible tube, about the thickness of your index finger ( colonoscopy) or your little finger ( gastroscopy), with a bright light and camera at its tip. The endoscope is inserted through a natural opening, such as the mouth or anus to explore parts of the digestive system including the colon and stomach. The doctor gets a clear view and can check whether any disease is present.

During the procedure patients may require a small amount of sedation and painkillers, the options available will be clearly explained by the consultant and nursing staff and tailored to ensure individualised patient care.

At King Edward VII’s Hospital, all endoscopies are performed by specially trained physicians or surgeons. Our specialist surgeons offer a number of forms of endoscopic investigation, including:

Upper GI endoscopy (gastroscopy), Colonoscopy, Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Conditions treated include:

• Anaemia • Coeliac disease • Crohn’s disease • Gallstones • Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Removal of growths (polyps) • Ulcerative colitis • Ulcers • Barrett’s Oesophagus • Stomach cancer – early and advanced • Oesophageal cancer • Gastro-intestinal stroma tumours of the upper intestinal tract • Gasto-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) • Hiatus hernias • Achalasia • Gastroparesis • Colon cancer

Meet Your Endoscopy Specialists

Mr Bijan Khoubehi  ›
Special interests include:
Urological Cancer Surgery (+ 6 more)
Mr Amyn Haji  ›
Special interests include:
Colorectal Surgery (+ 11 more)
Professor Huw Thomas  ›
Special interests include:
Dyspepsia (+ 3 more)
Professor Anton Emmanuel  ›
Special interests include:
IBS (+ 8 more)
Mr Jeremy Ockrim  ›
Special interests include:
Incontinence (+ 3 more)
Dr Farooq Rahman  ›
Special interests include:
IBS (+ 11 more)
Dr Rehan Haidry  ›
Special interests include:
IBS (+ 8 more)
Mr James Crosbie  ›
Special interests include:
Colorectal Surgery (+ 2 more)
Dr BuHussain Hayee  ›
Special interests include:
Abdominal Pain (+ 15 more)
Mr Alexander Von Roon  ›
Special interests include:
Colorectal Cancer (+ 1 more)
Dr Edward Seward  ›
Special interests include:
IBS (+ 2 more)
Dr Jason Dunn  ›
Special interests include:
IBS (+ 12 more)
Mr Daron Smith  ›
Special interests include:
Urinary Tract Stone Disease (+ 11 more)
Professor Sina Dorudi  ›
Special interests include:
Colorectal Surgery (+ 3 more)
Professor Bobby Prasad  ›
Special interests include:
Liver Disease (+ 5 more)

Why King Edward VII's Hospital?

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We don’t have to make promises at King Edward VII’s Hospital.
Our standards are apparent in everything we do…
  • Just 56 beds – because we are dedicated to providing truly personalised care
  • Hand-picked specialists – we invite only the world’s top consultants for our patients
  • Consistently low patient to nurse ratios – ensuring that every patient gets the attention they deserve
  • In-house Head chef – serving restaurant quality fine-dining meals every day
  • Supporting Veterans – providing subsidised medical care to Veterans of the Armed Forces since 1899.

There is a reason why over 98% of our patients would recommend King Edward VII’s Hospital to family and friends.
Book your consultation today: Call 020 7467 4344