Interventional Investigation Unit

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An expert team supports research diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures, including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. The team also undertakes breath biopsy procedures and therapeutic apheresis cell collection and processing for cell therapy studies.

Operates Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

  • A state-of-the-art Evelyn Trust Research Endoscopy Suite including:
    • Equipment for therapeutic procedures including endoscopic mucosal resection, argon plasma coagulation, heat coagulation and radiofrequency ablation
    • Bespoke multispectral endoscope and latest endoscopy light source system
    • Confocal endomicroscope for real-time histological assessment during endoscopy procedures
    • Audiovisual link for videoconferencing of live procedures
    • Theatre airflow compliance at 30 cycles per minute
  • A theatre-standard procedure unit
  • Automated endoscope reprocessor and drying room
  • 2 single-sex recovery rooms, each containing 2 beds observable from the nurse base
  • 2 patient changing rooms
  • 2 consulting rooms
  • Mobile air filtration units for aerosol-generation procedures
  • Sample processing room 
  • Dedicated patient waiting room
Endoscopy Suite with bed and equipment for therapeutic procedures
Nurse standing next to endoscope washing machine
Recovery bay with 2 beds, seen through a window from the nurses station
Waiting room with a large window, television on the wall, four chairs and two small tables