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What we do

An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an endoscope. An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light source and a video camera at one end.

We undertake a wide range of procedures, including:

  • Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy (OGD)

  • Gastroscopy & biopsy and cytology

  • Oesophageal dilatation

  • Endoscopic therapy for UGI bleeding

  • Removal of foreign bodies

  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy (PEG) feeding tube

  • Percutaneous Endoscopic jejunostomy (PEJ) feeding tube

  • Achalasia Balloon Dilatation

  • Pyloric Balloon Dilatation

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)

  • Colonoscopy & biopsy and cytology

  • Colonoscopy & Polypectomy & balloon dilatation of strictures

  • Flexible sigmoidocsopy & biopsy (without sedation)

  • Oesophageal physiology study - Acid reflux (PH)

  • Abnormal pressure patterns

  • Ano-Rectal physiology study - Neural function

  • Pressure patterns

  • Breath test for detection of Helicobacter Pylori

  • Endoscopic ultrasound

  • Bronchoscopy and cytology, biopsy, bronchial aspirate MC & S/TB, bronchial brushing, fine needle aspiration (FNA), bronchoalveolar lavage.


At the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the endoscopy suite is located on level 9 of the Thomas Kemp Tower.

There is an additional endoscopy room at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. 


  • Endoscopy booking team 0300 303 8517

  • Endoscopy (RSCH) Recovery – 01273 696955 extn. 4570, fax. 01273 664960

  • Endoscopy (PRH) - 01444 441881 extn. 8188

Patient information

What is a colonoscopy?

Preparing for a colonoscopy

What is a gastroscopy?

What is a flexible sigmoidocsopy?