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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Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS)

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What is TEMS? TEMS stands for Transanal Endoscopic MicroSurgery. lt is a specially designed operating system which allows surgery to be performed in the back passage (rectum) using a special telescope. There are usually no incisions or external scars on your skin. What is it used for? The most common use for TEMS is for the removal of benign polyps …

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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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