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Endoscopy - Solomon Macey Endoscopy Unit

Contact details

Endoscopy Main Number: 024 7686 5034 (booking office number)

Main Reception024 7686 5733 (bookings and/or confirmations will not be accepted on this number)

Consultant Endoscopists:

Dr Edmond Sung (Lead)
Dr Sankara Raman
Dr Noor Hossain
Dr Matilda Beckley
Dr Gordon Wood
Mr Vijay Jadhav
Mr Karimuthu Marimuthu
Mr Bala Piramanayagam
Mr Aravindan Narayanan
Mr Lourdusamy Selvam
Dr Christine O'Brien
Dr Rahul Bhat
Mr Andrea Ginepri
Mr Sid Singh
Mr Ike Apakama


Lead Nurse for Endoscopy: Anna Reynolds anna.reynolds@geh.nhs.uk

Nurse Endoscopists

Endoscopist and Lead Nurse for Endoscopy: Anna Reynolds anna.reynolds@geh.nhs.uk

Susan Turnecliff - Gastro Nurse (Nurse endoscopist/oesophageal studies)

Loretta Short (Urology and Endoscopy) 

Joanne Coyle - (Nutrition Support, Capsule Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biologics /Iron infusion service)

Clinical Nurse specialists

Daljit Chohan - (Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, Biologics / Iron infusion service) Tel: 02476 865364.  

Joanne Coyle - (Nutrition Support, Capsule Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biologics /Iron infusion service)

Natalie Flowers (Inflammatory Bowel Nurse Clinical nurse specialist) Tel: 07789 273873. 

Louise Roberts (Colorectal Clinical Nurse specialist) and Debbie Smith (Colorectal Clinical Nurse specialist) (Key Workers for Colorectal Cancer patients; Nurse Led New patient and follow-up clinics including 2ww referrals; family screening; Ano-rectal physiology and Endo-Anal Ultrasound; Biofeedback) Tel: 024 7615 3126 

Rachel Whitehorn ( Specialist Upper GI Clinical Nurse Specialist)  Tel: 02476 153845.

Tracy Kates ( Specialist Lung Clinical Nurse Specialist )

Updated April 2019

Lead Endoscopy consultant

Name: Dr Edmond Sung 
MBChB, MRCP (Edin), FRCP (lon), MD (Warwick)

Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician
Clinical Lead for Nutrition and Endoscopy


Management Team for Endoscopy

Clinical Lead: Dr Edmond Sung
Matron: Sharon Tallis
Lead Nurse for Endoscopy: Anna Reynolds 

About Solomon Macey Endoscopy Unit

Find out about the Solomon Macey Endoscopy Unit and Solomon Macey himself who is a character from the George Eliot Book Silas Marner.

Solomon Macey Endoscopy Unit

Specialty details

The Solomon Macey Endoscopy Unit at George Eliot Hospital is a purpose built unit which has been in operation since March 2017.  Our endoscopy service provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to patients across Nuneaton, Bedworth, North Warwickshire and surrounding areas.  The Endoscopy Unit continues to maintain accreditation with the Joint Advisory Group for GI Endoscopy (JAG) by the Royal College of Physicians after all requirements relating to the quality and safety of patient care was inspected in 2018.   This accreditation places the Solomon Macey Endoscopy Unit within the top third of hospitals in the country.

The endoscopy team support several specialities within George Eliot Hospital including; Gastroenterology; Colorectal Services, Urology and Respiratory.  The unit is open Monday to Friday and also operates an emergency GI bleed service 24 hours per day – 7 days per week.   Currently, the unit undertakes around 7000 procedures per year.

Endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of various parts of the body can be examined using an endoscope.   An endoscope is used to investigate unusual symptoms and to assist the doctors in diagnosing any health issues.

The most common procedures undertaken within the unit are:-

  • Gastroscopy (oesophagus, stomach and upper duodenum)
  • Thermal and laser treatments for GI bleeds
  • Colonoscopy (whole bowel)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (lower bowel)
  • Cystoscopy (urethra and bladder)
  • Bronchoscopy (lungs)
  • ERCP (Common bile duct and pancreatic duct)
  • PEG insertions
  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) stents

 

All patients attending for procedures are pre-assessed to ensure that all patients are fit, prepared and fully informed of their impending procedure.  This helps to reduce the number of procedures cancelled on the day due to patients being unprepared or unfit.

Endoscopy unit is ‘one of the best’ according to JAG inspectors
The Royal College of Physicians' Joint Advisory Group (JAG) for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy heaped praise on the hospital's endoscopy team.

Consultants

  • Dr Edmund Sung Sung, Dr EdmondLead Clinical Consultant for Endoscopy, Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist

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