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What we do

We are a local and regional centre providing inpatients and outpatients with a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment service. We offer a wide range of procedures and investigations, including:

  • gastroscopy (OGD)
  • oesophageal, biliary and colonic dilatation and stenting
  • colonoscopy
  • flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • video-capsule endoscopy
  • endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR).

Preparing for your appointment

The preparation you need to make for your appointment will depend on the type of procedure you are having.

You may need to fast – not eat or drink anything – for a period of time beforehand, take a bowel cleansing medicine or arrange for an escort to take you home and stay with you overnight.

We will send you full information of any preparation you need to make with your appointment letter or explain it over the telephone if your appointment is made at late notice. It is very important that you follow these instructions so we do not need to cancel your appointment on the day.

Please contact us if you have diabetes or take blood-thinning medication such as warfarin or clopidegrel.


Lower Ground Floor, Hambleden Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

Patient information leaflets

TitleFile SizeLink
Capsule enteroscopy435 KB
Colonoscopic ultrasound245 KB
Colonoscopy267 KB
Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatogram (ERCP)331 KB
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)337 KB
Flexible sigmoidoscopy158 KB
Gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM)235 KB
OGD (gastroscopy)260 KB
Transnasal endoscopy (TNE)163 KB

Conditions we treat

We cover all diseases of the digestive tract. In conjunction with the Liver Unit, we also provide endoscopic procedures for pancreatic and liver problems. Colorectal procedures and investigations of the small bowel are undertaken jointly between gastro and surgical specialities.

Services offered:

  • diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy (OGD)
  • diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy
  • flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • video capsule endoscopy
  • EUS (Endoscopic ultrasound)
  • EMR (Endoscopic mucosal resection)
  • double balloon enteroscopy
  • PEG and gastro pexy
  • 3D endoscopy and ultrasound

The range of therapeutic endoscopy includes:

  • balloon dilatation
  • stent insertion
  • PEG insertion
  • and a wide modality of treatments for GI bleeding

Other investigations relating to liver and pancreatic problems can be treated with ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound (both diagnostic and interventional) and duodenal stenting.

What is required before referring a patient

Modern guidelines have substantially reduced the need for diagnostic endoscopy for conditions such as dyspepsia. However, direct referrals from primary care will be evaluated and if endoscopy seems appropriate, we can offer the patient an appointment.

Booking a patient at King’s

Routine Referrals

All routine referrals should made to individual specialties, such as gastroenterology, liver or colorectal surgery. On receipt of the referral, the consultant will make an internal referral to endoscopy, if appropriate.

Emergency Referrals

Emergency referrals can be made by speaking directly with the SpRs or one of the consultants from the appropriate specialty, or by letter.

Patients with risk of cancer can be directly referred via the urgent suspected cancer referral pathway.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Louise Bensaid Endoscopy Quality and Audit Nurse Lead
Krystal Cocjin Endoscopy Pre-assessment Lead Nurse
Kamille Guiwo Endoscopy Practice Development Nurse
Dr Shraddha Gulati Endoscopy Joint Clincal Lead
Dave Kyle Endoscopy Ward Manager
Dr Deepak Joshi Endoscopy Joint Clincal Lead
Lysetta Purser Endoscopy Matron
Savita Ramnarain Endoscopy Ward Manager
Philippa Robinson Endoscopy Practice Development Nurse