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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 
  • Capsule sponge 
  • Small bowel capsule 


Contact the team

Endoscopy reception: 01284 713247
Endoscopy appointments: 01284 713551
Dr Krishna Basavaraju  - Clinical Lead Consultant 01284 713650
Paula Heading – Imaging Service Manager 
Lorna Aitken – 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 user group

The Endoscopy users group meet quarterly to discuss endoscopy issues, If any endoscopy patients are interested in attending, Please contact Nicola Gogin on 01284 713247.


Patient information