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Endoscopy patient leaflets

 

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each
leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept
up to date.

Colonoscopy - Having a colonoscopy

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a colonoscopy, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Diet advice and bowel preparation for your colonoscopy

Description:
Information leaflet on preparing for a colonoscopy investigation at Guy's and St Thomas'.

Endoscopy - using Entonox for your endoscopy procedure

Description:
This leaflet explains more about the use of Entonox® gas for pain relief during your endoscopy procedure, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives. I

ERCP - Having an endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatogram

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having an ERCP. It explains what it is, why it is done, the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Faecal microbiota (stool) transplantation (FMT)

Description:
This leaflet explains more about faecal microbiota transplantation, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Gastroscopy - Having a gastroscopy

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a gastroscopy, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Rectal bleeding clinic (flexible sigmoidoscopy)

Description:
This leaflet will explain what will happen when you come to attend the one-stop Rectal Bleed Clinic.

Sigmoidoscopy - Having a flexible sigmoidoscopy

Description:
A sigmoidoscopy is a routine test to examine the lining of your sigmoid colon. This is the lower part of your colon, also called your bowel or large intestine. This leaflet explains more about having a flexible sigmoidoscopy including the benefits, risks and any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Transnasal endoscopy examination

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a transnasal endoscopy (TNE), specifically for viewing the oesophagus, stomach and small intestine.

Video capsule endoscopy

Description:
This leaflet explains what to expect from having a video capsule endoscopy. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to a member of staff caring for you.
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