Endoscopy refers to long cameras inserted through the mouth or the anus to investigate the bowels and remove polyps.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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