The speciality of gastroenterology involves the diagnosis and management of patients with diseases of the intestines, liver and biliary tree, and pancreas. Our gastroenterology consultants will advise on any conditions impacting on your digestive system and can arrange and carry out the specialist investigations you need. This may include procedures such as ultrasound or endoscopy.
Endoscopy techniques range from diagnostic to complex therapeutic endoscopy that is best regarded as a form of minimally invasive surgery, e.g. stopping bleeding from ulcers, removing gallstones. Many procedures in endoscopy have replaced traditional surgery as the safest way to manage the elderly population.