General enquiries

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Gastroenterology

Our Gastroenterology team providesupport to patients across diagnosis, treatment, recovery and dietary advice.

At The Wilmslow Hospital, we pride ourselves in having a multidisciplinary team that gives patients comprehensive, tailored dietary advice to our patients. 

Diagnosis

  • External imaging – we have access to a range of cutting edge visualisation technology, including x-ray, MRI and ultrasound scanning, which provide a choice of image types depending on the suspected cause of the problem.
  • Endoscopy (gastroscopy/colonoscopy) – endoscopy involves passing a thin, flexible camera through a patient’s mouth into their stomach or intestine (gastroscopy) or through a patient’s rectum into their colon (colonoscopy). It enables the consultant to see what and where the problems are without open surgery. The consultant can also use the tube to take biopsies (samples of the abnormality) and even completely remove small lesions such as polyps. You only require mild sedation to undergo an endoscopy.
  • Capsule endoscopy – a tiny camera is swallowed by the patient; it passes the entire length of the digestive tract until it is excreted. The capsule records video of its journey so the consultant can look for abnormality throughout the system.
  • Bowel cancer diagnosis– at The Wilmslow Hospital we can diagnose bowel cancer using various techniques, including stool analysis and colonoscopy. During a colonoscopy procedure, our specialists can take biopsies and remove polyps before they become malignant. Should anything be found which requires further treatment or investigation, you can continue your private patient treatment at our sister facility, The Christie Clinic, a hospital specialising in private cancer care.

Treatment

  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram) – this combination of an endoscopy and X-ray is performed to assess obstructions in the main bile duct.
  • Cholecystectomy – this is the surgical removal of the gall bladder. This is a very common procedure and is often carried out if you are suffering with gall stones.

Need help with your booking?

If you have private medical cover, our friendly business office team can liaise with your insurance company on your behalf, arranging everything you need to start your treatment with us.

If you are self-funding your treatment, our team can provide pricing details for your consultations, diagnostics and procedures and book your appointment too.

Talk to us

Have a question? You can talk to someone on our friendly team by phone 01625 545 036 or contact us online.

Referring a patient

If you are a medical professional looking to refer your patient to us, you can write a referral letter to us and if you know the consultant that you would like your patient to see, please outline this on the letter. We also accept unnamed referrals. In this case our team will assign the most appropriate consultant to suit your patient’s needs. You then either email your referral letter to us on thewilmslowhospital@hcahealthcare.co.uk or fax it to us on 01625 545 099

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