Endoscopy

The Endoscopy Suite has been recently refurbished and updated and is a state-of-the-art unit that provides comfortable single sex facilities for patients undergoing endoscopy procedures. The modern, high-tech equipment available allows for the most up-to-date procedures (such as Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography - ERCP, Spyglass endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Double Balloon Enteroscopy and Capsule endoscopy) to be carried out on patients. We run both inpatient and outpatient lists.
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The Endoscopy Unit is located on the 2nd Floor of Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL

Enter the MRI through Entrance 2 (on The Boulevard adjacent to Marks and Spencer) and walk straight through Costa Coffee to the lifts. Take the lift to the 2nd floor. Turn right and go down the ramp. The Endoscopy unit is on the left hand side, and reception is through the doors on the left

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The Centre also has a Gastroenterology and Endoscopy department at Trafford Hospitals.

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Contact us

MRI

Reception: 0161 276 4366

Administration team: 0161 701 8555

Trafford

Consultants

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Consultants include Dr A Makin, Endoscopy Clinical Lead, Dr J Puleston, Dr R Willert, Dr M Prince, Dr H Lee, Dr J Geraghty, Dr R Hammonds, Dr S Greer, Dr S Levison, Dr F Leslie, Dr K McWhirterDr S Smale

Surgical Consultant Endoscopists include Mr D Donnelly, Professor J Hill, Mr R Kushwaha, Mr P Goldsmith, Mr F Curran, Mr B Hornung

Our respiratory consultants who perform Bronchoscopy are Dr.Simon Bailey, Dr Haider Al-Najjar

Endoscopy Nurses

Matron – Sr Lisa Johnson (MRI and TGH)

Clinical Manager – Sr Lynsey Phelan (MRI), Sr Julia Prescott (TGH)

Charge Nurses – Gonzalo Marqueno and Pasquale Dell’Apa (MRI), Andrew Purser (TGH)

Sisters – Rebecca Smith, Claire Nakyabula and Emily Wrigley-Jones (MRI), Gloria Bartolo (TGH)

Clinical Educator – Phil Codling (MRI and TGH)

Admission and appointments:

Appointments are booked following a referral from your GP, outpatient clinic or from other hospitals

Your visit to the Endoscopy unit

If you are being admitted as a day case, you will be sent detailed information through the post about your procedure and how to prepare for it. It is very important that you follow the instructions given.

On the day of your appointment

Please report to the reception desk on the Endoscopy Unit.

For some procedures, you may be asked to change into a gown. You might like to have a pair of slippers and a dressing gown with you. Please do not bring valuable items with you. The Trust will not accept responsibility for patient’s belongings during their admission although we do have number of patient lockers for larger items such as suitcases if you are attending prior to being admitted overnight.

We will discuss the results of your test and provide written and verbal aftercare and follow-up information.

Medication

When you come for an appointment, always remember to bring details of any tablets or medications that you are taking.

As a general rule, we will ask you to see your GP for any recommended medication. Urgent medication will be provided by the pharmacy department before you go home with a standard prescription charge, unless you are exempt.

If you have any medication queries, please contact the administration team and they will speak with the Nurses who will call you back.

Previous X-Ray procedure

If you have been to the X-ray department and taken barium for an X-ray test within 10 days of your Endoscopy test please let us know on 0161 701 8555

Privacy and Dignity

The Endoscopy Unit strives to ensure your privacy and dignity is maintained at all times and we have the following systems and resources in place.

  • Single sex waiting and recovery areas
  • Private bowel preparation rooms with ensuite toilet facilities and door curtain screens
  • Provision of theatre gown, dressing gowns, and disposable privacy pants

Interpreter Services

If English is not your first language and you require clarification of the instructions you have been sent, or require an interpreter, please ask someone to contact the Unit on 0161 701 8555

If you have any questions, or are unsure in any way, please contact us.