Gastro-Intestinal Services incorporates a joint medical and surgical approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases including cancer. The aim is to provide a patient focused approach to GI diseases.
The GI services are now provided at St James's Hospital. They are supported by elective inpatient and outpatient services at Wharfedale and Chapel Allerton Hospitals, including endoscopy, radiology and laboratory services. The Trust provides an acute, elective, secondary and tertiary service.
Endoscopy Services at Wharfedale Hospital, Tel: (0113) 392 1708
Transferring into the new hospital enabled further Endoscopy sessions to take place. This, coupled with the training of nurses to perform routine upper and lower endoscopies has resulted in a huge increase in activity within the Endoscopy department at Wharfedale Hospital.
Procedures currently undertaken in the Endoscopy department are
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Hysteroscopy, colposcopy and rigid sigmoidoscopies are performed in the out patient department
The Endoscopy department offer a direct access service for upper GI endoscopies, other referrals for colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopies and cystoscopies is by a consultant referral.