We also perform colonoscopies for the National Bowel Cancer
Screening Programme (BCSP) which aims to detect the early signs of
An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is
examined internally using an endoscope.
The procedure is often undertaken while a person is awake and a
sedative (medication that has a calming effect) may be given to
help the patient relax.
The endoscope itself is a flexible tube with a video chip on the
end which allows a live video image to be seen on a screen.
Endoscopes can be inserted into the body through your throat or
anus, or through a small incision (cut) made in the skin.
Great Western Hospital - Day Services Unit - First Floor (please
Tel: 01793 604135
For queries about your admission to hospital for a procedure,
please call 01793 646178 or 01793 646173.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it right.
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