Oesophageal Dilatation – Advice Sheet

  • Reference Number: HEY-845/2016
  • Departments: Endoscopy

Patient Endoscopy Report

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/polyps have been removed. Results take 6 to 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 GP 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: ______________________________________

Useful information following oesophageal dilatation

What can I eat and drink?

A soft diet is advised until the following day.

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.

What if I feel unwell after the test?

You may find that you suffer from the following after your procedure, they should settle over the next few days:

  • Your swallowing may not feel to be improved or may feel worse for 2 to 3 days. This is due to the swelling of the tissue.
  • Sore throat.
  • Streaks of blood in your saliva.

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

The Endoscopy Unit at Castle Hill Hospital is open Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm on telephone number (01482) 622065.

Outside of these hours, please ring Ward 100 at Hull Royal Infirmary on telephone number (01482) 675100, or ring your own GP 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.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 we are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any information we hold about you. For further information visit the following page: Confidential Information about You.

If you or your carer needs information about your health and well-being and about your care and treatment in a different format, such as large print, braille or audio, due to disability, impairment or sensory loss, please advise a member of staff and this can be arranged.