Oesophageal Banding/Injection Of Varices Report and Useful Information

  • Reference Number: HEY-847/2020
  • Departments: Endoscopy, Upper GI, Upper GI Endoscopy

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Patient Endoscopy Report and Useful Information

Patient name………………………………………………………………………..

Hospital Number……………………………             Date………………………….

(Nursing staff please delete / indicate as appropriate findings from the endoscopy report)

During the test the Endoscopist found you had:-

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • You have been spoken to by the Endoscopist regarding your diagnosis.
  • Biopsies have been taken. Results take 6 – 8 weeks to report on and will be sent to your Consultant.
  • You have been given an information leaflet.
  • It is necessary for you to have this procedure again. An appointment has been / will be made for you in…………………………….………………………………..
  • A clinic appointment with your consultant will be made for you and will arrive in the post.
  • You have been referred to…………………………………………………………
  • A follow up appointment is not necessary.
  • You have been given a letter for your doctor to obtain a prescription.

If you have any questions, please ask the nursing staff who will be happy to explain anything you are unsure of.

Completed by…………………………….     Signed………………………………

 

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Castle Hill Endoscopy Unit

Telephone: (01482) 622065

Useful Information following Oesophageal Banding / injection of varices

What can I eat and drink?

Free fluids overnight

You may have a soft diet the following day unless otherwise instructed.

Are there any after effects of the procedure?

Sedation can impair your reflexes and judgement and can take 24 hours to wear off, even if you feel wide awake.  For this reason you need to have someone who can look after you when you go home.

Please do not:

  • Drive a motorcar or any other vehicle
  • Operate machinery or home appliances
  • Have a bath unsupervised
  • Look after children on your own.
  • Go to work
  • Sign any legal documents
  • Take sleeping tablets or recreational drugs
  • Drink any alcohol

You may have a mildly sore throat for the next 24 – 48 hours; this is quite normal and nothing to worry about.

What if I feel unwell after the test?

Any severe pain in your neck, chest or abdomen must be reported immediately.

The Endoscopy Unit is open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm, our contact telephone number is (01482) 622065.

Outside of these hours please ring Ward 100 at Hull Royal Infirmary on (01482) 675100, your own doctor or Emergency Department.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything you are worried about after the test.

The full results of your examination will be discussed at your next outpatient appointment.