We provide a large range of endoscopy procedures to the general public in Northern Ireland as an outpatient and inpatient service.
An endoscopy procedure is where an endoscopist examines the inside your body using an endoscope.
An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and camera at the end. Images from the endoscope are displayed on a television screen, which the endoscopist watches during your procedure.
An endoscopy can investigate your respiratory, urinary and digestive systems, for example:
These procedures enable the endoscopist to diagnose and treat many conditions.
Outpatients are referred by their GP or hospital outpatient services. Inpatients being treated in hospital are referred by their consultants or other hospitals.
Endoscopy services are provided in three different locations:
- Royal Victoria Hospital
- Belfast City Hospital
- Mater Hospital
Your endoscopy may take place in any of these locations.
The Belfast area Bowel Cancer Screening Programme colonoscopies are performed at the Belfast City Hospital Endoscopy Unit.