ERCP A long camera inserted via the mouth to investigate the bile ducts. ERCP stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography!  It is carried out for the investigation of patients with jaundice or suspicion of bile duct disease.  Intravenous sedation and X-Rays are also used during the test.  Sometimes biopsies are taken and sometimes treatment can be [...]




Gastroscopy Gastroscopy refers to a long thin camera entering the mouth and examining the gullet, stomach and duodenum. If patients have upper abdominal pains, heartburn or difficulty eating or swallowing then their doctor may recommend a gastroscopy (sometimes called endoscopy).  This is a long camera that is inserted down the gullet or oesophagus to look [...]


Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy


Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy are used to investigate the colon and rectum (large bowel) and to remove polyps. Patients with bowel symptoms such as bleeding, change in bowel habit or abdominal pain may be recommended for sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.  Sigmoidoscopy is the baby brother to colonoscopy and is a camera test that looks [...]

Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy2023-01-19T17:16:52+00:00

Colorectal Cancer Follow Up Guidelines


Colorectal Cancer Follow Up Guidelines Here are the current follow up guidelines for patients in Mr Moore's clinic who have had previous colorectal cancer treatment with curative intent CEA (Carcinoembryonic antigen) tumour marker blood testing Ideally check CEA every 6 months for 3 years and then annually after that until the patient is not [...]

Colorectal Cancer Follow Up Guidelines2023-02-27T15:37:50+00:00

Colon Polyp Follow Up Guidelines


Colon Polyp Follow Up Guidelines Guidelines for post-polypectomy surveillance First ask if the baseline colonoscopy achieved caecal intubation with adequate bowel prep and clearance of all premalignant polyps. Consider site-check for 10-19mm non-pedunculated colorectal polyps without histological confirmation of complete excision. Large (>20mm) non-pedunculated colorectal polyps With histological R0 en bloc excision - One-off surveillance [...]

Colon Polyp Follow Up Guidelines2023-01-22T08:30:02+00:00

Colonoscopy surveillance guidelines for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Colonoscopy surveillance guidelines for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Offer colonoscopic surveillance to people whose symptoms started 10 years ago and who have ulcerative colitis (but not proctitis alone) or Crohn's colitis involving more than one segment of colon Offer a baseline colonoscopy with chromoscopy and targeted biopsy of any abnormal areas to determine the [...]

Colonoscopy surveillance guidelines for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease2023-02-27T15:45:41+00:00
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