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 An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined internally using an endoscope.

Coming into hospital

Before your procedure

Eating and drinking For a successful examination it is important that you follow the advice given to you about eating and drinking. The rules are different for each procedure, if you are unsure just ask a member of the clinical team or read through the information leaflets.

Your normal medicines

Continue to take your normal medicines up to and including the day of your surgery. If we want you to stop any of your normal medication a member of our team will explain what you should do. It is important to let us know, before you are admitted, if you are taking anticoagulant drugs (for example, warfarin, aspirin or clopidogrel) or for some procedures any antacid tablets (for example, ranitidine, cimetidine, omeprazole).

Our endoscopy departments

We have endoscopy departments at the Alexandra, Kidderminster, Worcestershire Royal and Evesham Community Hospital.

Alexandra Hospital, Redditch

Our endoscopy department is on the first floor, by ITU and Cedar Day Surgery Units, opposite Theatres.

Evesham Community Hospital

We run an endoscopy department at Worcestershire Health and Care Trust's Evesham Community Hospital. Visit their website for more information about this site.

Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre

Our endoscopy department is on the first floor in the connecting corridor between the Treatment Centre and C Block, by Audiology and Breast Screening.

Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Our endoscopy department is on Meadow Level 2, just by the stairs from the main entrance.

Endoscopy information leaflets