On March 20th and 21st, 2024, the Diagnostic Endoscopy Centre proudly achieved NSQHS accreditation (second edition) against the National Standards, marking a successful completion without any recommendations. We are thrilled to share this accomplishment with our community.
We extend our gratitude to our staff, clinical team, and patients for their contributions to our success and ongoing dedication as we persist in our mission to provide clinical excellence and optimal patient outcomes.

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Oesophageal Dilatation

Oesophageal Dilatation is performed during panendoscopy to open up a stricture (narrowing) of the oesophagus.

During panendoscopy, a fine guiding wire is passed through the endoscope down the oesophagus and through the blockage. The endoscope is slightly pulled back to allow the dilating tube to be inserted next to the blockage. The dilator then slides along the guiding wire allowing the clinician to expand the blocked oesophagus.

This procedure is performed while the patient is sedated, resulting in little if any discomfort for the patient.

This procedure is useful for treating numerous upper stricture-producing GI conditions such as: