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At Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital our expert team of general surgeons regularly perform gastroscopies. They are able to provide a detailed and accurate analysis of any findings.

Why choose Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital for your gastroscopy?

You will receive the individual care you need and deserve at Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital. Our skilled consultants are fully supported by our attentive matron-led nursing team, who are available 24-7 to maintain our first-class clinical care standards whilst creating a warm and welcoming hospital atmosphere.

By choosing to have your gastroscopy at Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital, we can provide you with rapid access to the procedure and you can expect to receive a detailed analysis of any findings as soon as possible. 

If your are suffering with abdominal pain or think you may have a stomach ulcer and require a gastroscopy, you don't have to wait to be seen, get in touch with our experts today.

What will happen during your gastroscopy at Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital?

  • A gastroscopy usually takes about 30 minutes
  • We may offer you a sedative to help you relax, or spray local anaesthetic on the back of your throat meaning this area will be numb throughout the procedure
  • A small mouth guard will be placed between your teeth to protect them
  • Your consultant will place a flexible tube called an endoscope into the back of your throat and down into your stomach
  • You may be asked to swallow to help guide the tube
  • From here the endoscope will pass on into your duodenum
  • They will be able to look for problems in these organs such as inflammation or ulcers
  • The endoscope will not interfere with your breathing but initially you may experience a retching sensation
  • If you have a lot of saliva, suction similar to that used at the dentist may be used
  • Your consultant will also be able to perform biopsies and take photographs to help make the diagnosis
  • When the examination is complete your consultant will gently remove the endoscope.

After your gastroscopy in Chichester

  • If you were given a sedative, you will normally recover in about an hour
  • You may feel a bit bloated for a few hours but this will pass
  • When the local anaesthetic in the back of your throat wears off you can drink and eat normally
  • Your consultant, will tell you what was found during the gastroscopy and will discuss with you any treatment or follow-up you need
  • You may develop a sore throat or dry mouth and slight hoarseness, following the procedure
  • Throat lozenges and saltwater gargles can ease these symptoms
  • You should be able to go back to work the day after the gastroscopy
  • Most people make a good recovery and return to normal activities following upper GI endoscopy.

Specific complications of a gastroscopy include:

  • Sore throat
  • Allergic reaction
  • Breathing difficulties or heart irregularities
  • Making a hole in the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum
  • Damage to teeth or bridgework
  • Bleeding
  • Incomplete procedure.
Find out more about Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy (or gastroscopy)
Chichester Hospital

78 Broyle Road, Chichester, PO19 6WB

01243 530600
Switchboard 01243 530600
Enquiries 01243 753 010
Outpatient Bookings 01243 753 001
Radiology 01243 753 018

Guide price

Stomach Examination - Gastroscopy, also known as Endoscopy Fees
Initial consultation from £150
Treatment £1,420
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £1,420
Guide price £1,570
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

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