"Endoscopy for beginners"
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Bournemouth BH7 7DW
Posted by Stephen H
I was referred fast-track with Iron Deficiency Anaemia. I had Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy on 8 November. Following the excitement of using Moviprep at home I arrived in the Dept and was admitted after a short wait. This meant it was possible to interact with other patients, some of whom are quite worried about the procedures or their underlying condition requiring Endoscopy. I cannot fault any aspect of my care that day, for what can be a rather undignified procedure. I decided against sedation so could discuss matters with the Endoscopist and other staff in the room. I was able to see the screen for my Colonoscopy which I found really very helpful. Having full reports immediately afterwards (except biopsy results) was most useful to me and I appreciated the full discussion of these with the discharging nurse. Overall a good experience for me - its my body and I now know more about it!.