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Endoscopy Unit, Basildon University Hospital,
Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

Telephone: 01268 524900 ext 3970 or 3987
Opening times:
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Who the service is for

Patients needing specialist treatment for problems with their digestive system.

About the service

The gastroenterology department offers diagnosis and treatment for people experiencing problems with their digestive system, including:

  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) cancer
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
  • Chronic liver disease and liver cancer
  • Nutrition

Services offered include:

  • one stop clinic for upper GI cancer
  • dedicated clinics for patients with pancreatic disease
  • dedicated liver clinics for patients with acute and chronic liver disease
  • dedicated IBD (Crohns and colitis) clinics
  • endoscopic investigation and management of gastrointestinal disorders
  • non-invasive and minimally invasive diagnostic tests for IBD, such as capsule endoscopy and MR enterography (a special kind of MRI scan for the bowel)
  • bowel cancer screening programme

Our gastroenterology ward is Edith Cavell Ward.

Nutrition support

The nutrition support team provide artificial nutrition support including:

Enteral nutrition

  • Tube feeding (Naso-gastric and naso jejunal)
  • Gastrostomy (percutaneous endoscopic and radiological)
  • Surgical feeding jejunostomy

Parenteral nutrition

  • Inpatient and home parenteral nutrition (HPN)
  • Home intravenous electrolyte replacement

Patient support

We provide a helpline for patients with IBD run by a specialist nurse. There is also a monthly IBD patient support group. For more information contact the IBD clinical nurse specialist on 01268 524900 ext 1499.



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Contact us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

  • The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

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