We are extremely busy in our emergency department so please use our services wisely.  In emergency and life-threatening cases continue to come forward as normal or call 999. 

However, if you are unsure about where to go, please call NHS 111 before coming to our emergency department who can best advise you on your next step.

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The majority of patients using the service are seen on a day case basis. The unit also provides a service for adult patients admitted to the wards of West Suffolk Hospital on a planned and unplanned basis.

Services provided

  • Gastroscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  • Colonoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  • PEG
  • ERCP (performed in the x-ray department twice weekly)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Urological investigations
  • Urology nurse practitioner sessions
  • Colon capsule 
  • Cytosponge

Contact the team

Endoscopy reception: 01284 713247

Endoscopy appointments: 01284 713551

Dr Krishna Basavaraju  - Clinical Lead Consultant 01284 713650

Paula Heading – Imaging Service Manager 

Tracey Fells – Clinical Service Manager



The Endoscopy unit is situated on the ground floor towards the rear of the main hospital building

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 9.30pm
Friday 8:00am - 6.00pm

Useful resources

GUTS Charity produces patient information leaflets on a range of conditions affecting the gut, liver and pancreas. 

Patient information