Gastrointestinal (Lady Sobell) Unit


Therapeutic and Diagnostic GI Endoscopic Procedures, Breath testing for the detection of Helicobacter pylori, hydrogen breath testing for lactose intolerance.

Treatments and Procedures Offered

  • Routine upper Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Oesophageal dilatation
  • Oesophageal stenting
  • Banding of oesophageal varices
  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cannulation of the pancreas and biliary tree)
  • Placement of Naso-jejunal tubes
  • PEG insertion and follow-up
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Routine flexible sigmoidoscopy (with polypectomy)
  • Routine colonoscopy (with polypectomy)
  • Bowel cancer screening programme clinics and colonoscopy sessions
  • Banding of piles
  • Insertion of colonic stents
  • Breath testing for the detection of Helicobacter pylori
  • Hydrogen breath testing for lactose intolerance

Clinical Staff

Consultant Gastroenterologists,
Consultant Surgeons
Staff Grades

How To Find Us

Next to Ward 4.

How To Contact Us

Department Telephone
Reception 01753 634150
Nurses station 01753 634163
GI endoscopy booking 01753 634982
Helicobacter breath test booking and results 01753 634153
Bowel Cancer Screening Service 01753 634154

Type of Service

Day Unit – no beds.

Further Information For Patients Information and support for patients with Coeliac Disease Patient information on GI conditions Charity supporting patients with inflammatory bowel disease Charity supporting patients with oesophgeal cancer Charity for pancreatic cancer patients Charity for patients with liver conditions Information about Helicobacter pylori Information about Hepatatis C infection Information for patients with irritable bowel sydrome Information about nutrition British Society of Gastroenterology includes links to all the above sites Information for patients with Cancer (now includes the previous charity Cancer Backup)

Information Leaflets

H014Colonic Stents