Low residue diet

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Introduction This leaflet is for patients who are preparing for colonoscopy to guide them on the low residue diet required before a colonoscopy procedure. This is a very important part of the preparation for the colonoscopy. It helps to make sure the bowel is clean for the procedure and that the endoscopist can see everything clearly. What is a low …

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About your endoscopic ultrasound examination

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What is an endoscopic ultrasound? This is a simple examination which enables the clinician to view the inside of your oesophagus and stomach. A tiny ultrasound probe incorporated in a flexible tube will be carefully passed into your mouth and down your gullet (oesophagus). It is not a painful examination and does not interfere with your breathing. However, some people …

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Enhanced sedation for GI endoscopy

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A guide to Enhanced Sedation for OGD, colonoscopy and ERCP This leaflet only describes the sedation part of your care. Please refer to the specific leaflets listed at the end of this leaflet for more information about your endoscopy procedure. At the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton we run a specialised Enhanced Sedation service in Endoscopy delivered by Consultant …

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About your colonoscopy examination

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What is a colonoscopy?This is a simple examination to view the inside of the colon (large bowel). A camera on a flexible tube will be passed into the anus. The entire large bowel is then visualised, using air or CO2 gas to distend it. For the examination you will be offered a light sedative and painkiller or nitrous oxide (gas …

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About your ERCP examination

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What is an ERCP? ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) is a procedure which enables the endoscopist to examine the bile duct and / or pancreas. This will involve the use of x-rays. The amount of x-rays you receive will be strictly controlled for your safety. The staff will be wearing x-ray protective aprons because of their repeated exposure to x-rays. You …

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About your flexible sigmoidoscopy examination

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What is a flexible sigmoidoscopy? This is a simple examination which enables the endoscopist to view the inside of the colon (large bowel). A tiny camera on a flexible tube will be carefully passed through the anus and into the large bowel. For the sigmoidoscopy to be carried out successfully, your rectum and large bowel must be clear of any …

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About your gastroscopy examination

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What is a gastroscopy?This is a simple examination which enables the endoscopist to view the inside of your oesophagus (gullet), stomach and duodenum (small bowel). A tiny camera on a flexible tube will be carefully passed into your mouth and down your oesophagus. It is not a painful examination and does not interfere with your breathing. However, some people may …

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