Our services

Our services

13C urea breath testing this has a 95% sensitivity for the detection of Helicobacter pylori and is usually performed to assess the success of H pylori eradication therapy.  A breath test can be requested by making a generic referral to the gastroenterology physicians.

Hydrogen breath testing using either Glucose, Lactulose or Lactose.  Used to assess for the presence of a small bowel bacterial overgrowth or lactose intolerance.  This is arranged by any of the gastrointestinal physicians. 

24-Hour pH recording and oesophageal manometry these investigations are usually arranged at the discretion of the GI physician.  Most of our procedures are performed in patients who are planning to undergo surgery to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.  Manometry testing is particularly useful in patients with oesophageal dysmotility disorders such as achalasia.

Liver biopsiesare performed in endoscopy at the request of the GI physicians.

Capsule endoscopy this is a novel non-invasive technique to assess the small bowel. A small pill containing a camera, light source and transmitter is swallowed and the images transferred to a recorded carried on the patient’s belt.  These are later downloaded and reviewed by the physician.  The procedure is painless and the capsule passed and lost into the stool.  The procedure is particularly useful for assessing patients where iron deficiency anaemia is unexplained or those with malabsorption or suspected small bowel disease.