Our Endoscopy Team is committed to providing clients with safe, excellent, quality diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services specific to their needs, with maximum respect, commitment, and passion by applying the latest technology and innovation.
"I recently visited the endoscopy unit of UGMC where I did both endoscopy and colonoscopy. I must say that I was very scared of doing both procedures on the same day. But after speaking with Mr Joel M. Kpodo, a nurse at the endoscopy unit who took really good care of me answering my questions and following up on me before the day of the procedure, I was able to go through it. He was very professional and caring. I must say one of the best nurses I have come into contact with here in Ghana. I also want to say that the facilities were top notch and the level of cleanliness at the facility was very much appreciated. Kudos to the team and management of UGMC" ~Mavis Owureku-Asare, PhD
Our world-class Endoscopy Unit is located on the ground floor of Building Three (Admin and OPD block) of the Centre and is well equipped with state-of-the-art endoscopy systems. We also have reception and waiting areas as well as safe and comfortable recovery bays with gender separation.
The Unit is currently fully operational and provides diagnostic and interventional endoscopic procedures on both in-patients and out-patients basis, as well as emergencies, supported by a team of highly skilled and experienced gastroenterologist, general surgeon, and endoscopy nurses to meet the health care needs of our clients.
Client, staff, and equipment safety are paramount to us. Thus, for safe endoscopy, especially around infection prevention, our nursing team is highly trained in endoscope reprocessing,
applying updated reprocessing and infection prevention protocols in their practice.
The Unit also ensures single use of critical endoscopic accessories and we are very strict on the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by staff during practice.
We have a hallmark for client comfort so throughout our clients’ journey at the Endoscopy Unit from the point of pre-procedure assessment, through to the procedure room and to the recovery area, our clients are made as comfortable as possible. Our well-equipped and well secured recovery bay provides an ambient and therapeutic environment for quick and safe recovery from endoscopic procedures. We ensure maximum client privacy and confidentiality all through the client’s journey with us. Our unit also boasts of applying one of the best technologies in patient endoscopy reporting, creating on-demand availability of pictures and videos of endoscopy findings for reviews, training, and research.
We pride ourselves in our capabilities and abilities to be noted as the top-notch gastrointestinal endoscopy services provider in Ghana.
Since the inception of COVID-19, all our staff have been extra cautious with infection prevention protocols. We are constantly in appropriate PPEs for safety, and strictly observe all COVID-19 protocols. We also conduct a rigorous pre-procedure assessment to triage our clients during this COVID-19 period.
Our Team Leads
Dr. Solomon Brookman – General Surgeon (Endoscopist)
Dr. Amoako Duah – Gastroenterologist
Mr. Joel M. Kpodo – Endoscopy Nurse Manager
ON CALL TEAM
There is an on-call team standing by for bleeds and other emergency endoscopies off working hours, weekends, and holidays.
To be distinguished for world-class diagnostic and interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy services, training, and research.
The UGMC Endoscopy Unit is committed to providing premium diagnostic and interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy services, education and training of health professionals and research by highly skilled and motivated staff in a friendly environment.
- Gastroscopy (Upper GI Endoscopy) with CLO Test
- Flexible Procto-Sigmoidoscopy
- Rigid Procto-Sigmoidoscopy
- Hemorrhoid Banding
- Oesophageal Varices Band Ligation
- PEG/PEJ Tube Placement
- PEG/PEJ Tube Removal/Replacement
- Removal of Foreign Body (GIT)
- Emergency Endoscopy (UGI/LGI)
- Bleeds Control
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
- Paediatric Endoscopies
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP),
- Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
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