Providing expert private endoscopy for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and ERCP, at one of London's leading private hospitals.
Where can I find private endoscopy in London?
Founded in 1899, King Edward VII"s Hospital Sister Agnes is a private charitable hospital offering the highest standards of clinical practice and nursing care, based in the West End of London.
King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes is able to offer a dedicated Endoscopy Unit equipped with the very latest technology and staffed by expert consultant gastroenterologists and specialist nurses. In addition to the procedure room, the Unit has a recovery area, changing rooms and state-of-the-art decontamination facilities, ensuring the most thorough sterilisation of equipment.
Why do I need an endoscopy?
Endoscopy is used to investigate the following symptoms that involve the gastrointestinal system:
- Difficulties swallowing
- Persistent abdominal pain
- Persistent nausea and vomiting
- Vomiting blood
- Persistent diarrhoea
- Rectal bleeding
Private endoscopy services in London
is a procedure to examine the inside of the body using a thin, flexible
tube that has a light source and camera on the end (an endoscope).
Instruments can also be attached to the endoscope in order to carry out
some treatment procedures. A number of endoscopic techniques are used at King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes to examine
the gastrointestinal tract (all with the exception of ERCP are normally
carried out as an outpatient procedure):
endoscope is swallowed and guided down to examine the oesophagus,
stomach and first part of the small intestine. Gastroscopy is used to
check for coeliac disease, stomach ulcers, diseases of the oesophagus
and early signs of cancer.
The whole of the large bowel (colon and rectum)
can be examined with an endoscope to assess and remove polyps, and
diagnose bowel cancer and inflammatory conditions such as ulcerative
colitis and Crohn's Disease.
form of endoscopy is used to examine the rectum and lower part of the
large bowel. Biopsies can be taken for examination and intestinal
polyps removed. Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a very effective method for
detecting early bowel cancer.
is a technique that uses an endoscope and X-rays to examine the bile
and pancreatic ducts. It is used to investigate jaundice and diagnose
bile duct and pancreatic cancer and gallstones. ERCP can be used
therapeutically to treat chronic pancreatitis and other conditions where
the bile duct has been damaged.
How can I get private endoscopy at King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes?
King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes welcomes both patients with private health insurance and those who wish to fund their own treatment. Referrals from GPs and specialists can be made directly to the Endoscopy Unit:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7467 4561
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7467 4560
Alternatively, a booking form
is available from the King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes website.
King Edward VII’s Hospital Sister Agnes
Tel: +44 (0) 207486 4411
Website: King Edward VII’s Hospital Sister Agnes
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