Welcome to our Direct Access Endoscopy
Aut Even Hospital operates a Direct Access Endoscopy service which is led by a team of Consultants with expert knowledge and clinical experience in the fields of Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery.
This service allows suitable patients to access diagnostic Upper GI and Colonoscopy procedures without having to first attend an appointment in a Consultant’s rooms.
Referral criteria for Direct Access Endoscopy include the following:
- Abdominal pain
- Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
- Ulcers, gastritis, or difficulty swallowing
- Digestive tract bleeding
- Changes in bowel habits (chronic constipation or diarrhoea)
- Iron Deficiency Anaemia
- Unexplained weight loss
- Polyps or growths in the colon
Patients can be referred directly to Aut Even Hospital’s Direct Access Endoscopy Service through Healthlink directly from your GP practice management system. For more information on e-Referrals, click here to access our e-Referrals page.
Although Healthlink is our preferred referral method, you can download and return our own referral form below if you do not have access.
Download Direct Access Referral Form
Gastroscopy/Upper GI Endoscopy
This procedure allows for a visual inspection of the interior of the oesophagus stomach and duodenum without making an incision. Requiring only mild sedation, an endoscope (a small, highly flexible tube with a minute video camera at the end) is passed through the mouth and into the stomach.
Download Gastroscopy patient information leaflet.
A colonoscopy is an endoscopic examination of the large intestine (colon) to enable a visual inspection of the entire bowel and the removal or sampling of any abnormalities found.
Download Colonoscopy patient information leaflet.
You can contact the Direct Access Endoscopy Service via the methods below:
Tel: 056 7775293