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Endoscopy

LivingCare’s highly regarded upper GI endoscopy services are able to receive direct referrals from GPs within the NHS Leeds and Wakefield areas at Fountain Medical Centre, Morley and Northgate Medical Centre, Pontefract.

The service is listed on Choose and Book as:

Direct Access Community Endoscopy - Living Care Health Services

Conditions Treated: 

  • Suitable for investigation of upper GI symptoms including the review of previously diagnosed Barrett’s disease and to access the resolution of ulceration after treatment.
  • Other conditions include;
  • Dyspepsia
  • Reflux
  • Anaemia
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn and Barrett’s surveillance.

Procedures Performed:

  • Upper GI endoscopy either using local anaesthetic throat spray or IV Midazolam sedation.
  • Biopsies taken for histology and CLO testing as appropriate.

Exclusions:

  • Insulin dependent diabetics.
  • MI within last 6 months.
  • Heart valve replacement.

Severe Parkinsonism.

Service Notes:

If the patient elects for sedation, they will need to bring someone with them to the appointment,

be driven home and observed for 24 hours by a responsible adult.

Consultants:

Dr Rehman

Dr Patel

Dr Denyer

Dr Kapur

Dr Bangad (Mid Yorks)

Rachael Follows (Nurse Endoscopist)

Andrea Nicholls (Nurse Endoscopist)

The waiting time for this service is currently:

1 week

Please also find below a download of our referral form should you rather not use Choose and Book.

To refer your patients via our website referral system, please click here.