Symptoms & diagnoses

We investigate, diagnose and manage the following symptoms:

  • Indigestion, acidity, bloating, wind
  • Swallowing difficulties, loss of appetite, taste disturbance
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain or swelling
  • Changes in bowel function; constipation or diarrhoea
  • Rectal bleeding and/or pain
  • Itching of the anus
  • Jaundice (yellow discolouration of the eyes and skin)
  • Fatigue, loss of energy
  • Unexplained chest pain

The majority of these symptoms are common and can be easily managed.  However these symptoms can indicate more serious problems and further investigation is recommended.

Diagnostic services

We provide a full range of endoscopic investigations and can arrange scans and specialised tests undertaken by colleagues.

All investigations will be organised following an outpatient appointment with one of our consultants.

We provide the following endoscopic services:

  • Diagnostic gastroscopy (OGD)
  • Surveillance of Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Injection of varices
  • Treatment of bleeding ulcers
  • Oesophageal stricture / Achalasia dilatation
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) insertion
  • Oesophageal / Duodenal / Enteral stent insertion
  • Push enteroscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Diagnostic colonoscopy
  • Surveillance colonoscopy
  • Therapeutic colonoscopy including complex polypectomy / endomucosal resection
  • Colonic stent insertion
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)

We can arrange the following investigations:

  • CT including virtual colonoscopy
  • MRI/MRCP
  • Ultrasound (abdomen, endo-anal)
  • Bone density scan
  • Oesophageal manometry and pH studies
  • Breath tests – helicobacter pylori, lactose intolerance, bacterial overgrowth
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy/laparotomy

Therapeutic services

Any treatments required as a result of investigations can be arranged, including:

  • Prescription medications
  • Therapeutic endoscopy including double-balloon endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive therapy/hypnosis