Salisbury Foundation Trust

What Is Endoscopy

An Endoscopy is the term used to describe the procedure where the inside of your gastrointestinal tract is examined using a flexible narrow, lighted instrument called an endoscope.

  • A Gastroscopy is the procedure where the Oesophagus (gullet), stomach and first part of the duodenum (small bowel) is examined.
  • A colonoscopy is the procedure where the colon (large bowel) is examined.
  • A flexible Sigmoidoscopy is the procedure where the left side of the colon (Sigmoidoscopy) is examined.
Colonoscopy
Sigmoidoscopy
Gastroscopy

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

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