The Trust provides a gastroenterology service at Darent Valley Hospital and at the Planned Care Centre at Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup.  We offer endoscopic procedures, both diagnostic and therapeutic as well as support and advice for a range of gastrointestinal disorders including:

  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dyspepsia
  • Functional Dyspepsia
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancy
  • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Indeterminate Colitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Disease 
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Treatment of Common Bile Duct Stones, Sphincterotomy, Biliary Stenting, Draining of Pancreatic Pseudocysts
  • Ulcerative Colitis

As part of this service, we work closely with our dietetics and nutrition teams in the management of patients with unexplained weight loss, anaemia and iron deficiency.

JAG Accreditation
Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital

The Endoscopy team are transforming services to achieve JAG accreditation in 2024.

Referrals can be made by GPs through the NHS e-Referral service or by a hospital consultant. Patients at risk of cancer can be referred via the two-week cancer pathway.