Sedation Unless you are a young child, gastroscopies and colonoscopies are generally performed under sedation. Please see the patient information section on Sedation for more information.


Preparation Please ensure you accurately follow your surgeon’s fasting instructions. This may vary from my usual anaesthetic fasting instructions, especially if bowel preparation is required. Bowel preparation is a crucial part of endoscopy, to ensure optimal conditions for diagnosis and/or treatment of your bowel condition.