We are looking to introduce Pan-Enteric Capsule endoscopy shortly at the L&D. Potentially this could spare patients from having to undergo 3 separate procedures; SBCE, and invasive upper endoscopy + colonoscopy A second-generation colon capsule (PillCam), designed to evaluate the entire small bowel and colon, has shown promising results (NEJM JW Gastroenterol Dec 2011 and Gastrointest Endosc 2011; 75:581). …
This months Ambassador Magazine advertises the opening of the new Small Bowel Capsule Enteroscopy Service at the Luton & Dunstable FT University Hospital
Finally after 2 years, the equipment for our new small bowel capsule enteroscopy service has arrived. We have a small waiting list of 26 patients to catch up on, but will then be able to offer it at the point of need to both inpatients and outpatients conforming to NICE guidance.
Finally, within the next few weeks we hope to open our new capsule enteroscopy service at the L&D.
We have now had acceptance from the PCT to fund a capsule enteroscopy service and are now looking at raising the capital to buy in the equipement. We are optomistic that a SBCE (small bowel capsule enteroscopy) service up and running at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital some time during 2010.