Kingston Hospital has recently opened a new state-of-the-art endoscopy suite for patients and is now leading the way in transnasal endoscopy across London and the South East.

The new endoscopy service which was relocated from Kingston Hospital’s Day Surgery Unit to Esher Wing, boasts separate changing pods, all with en-suite WC facilities, affording much greater privacy and dignity for those visiting the unit. It also provides the first nurse led dedicated transnasal endoscopy suite in London allowing for increased capacity, with the unit’s seven state-of-the-art Fuji 740 series transnasal scopes funded by Kingston Hospital Charity.

Transnasal endoscopy (TNE) is known to be better tolerated than unsedated or sedated conventional endoscopy and offers a more comfortable and cost effective diagnostic procedure to patients, using an ultra-thin endoscope. Sedation is not needed, which means patients can be discharged home without needing post-procedure recovery.

Kingston Hospital’s longstanding experience in TNE has been acknowledged throughout London and the South East region and is now seen as a beacon for TNE procedures, by establishing itself as a hands-on training hub for external clinicians who want to upskill in this modality.