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Endoscopy at Ormiston

An endoscopy is usually ordered to make or confirm a diagnosis in a patient with abdominal symptoms. The procedure is done under sedation, an endoscope – a long soft flexible tube, containing a camera and a light, is used and inserted down the patients throat. Images are captured by the camera after insertion. It is a very safe and common procedure, and patients are monitored throughout.

Endoscopy patient forms

Choosing Ormiston for your endoscopy procedure means you are being cared for by a team or highly experienced experts. Our endoscopy service is quickly growing a reputation as one of the best in the country.

Our team will look after you every step of the way. We perform these procedures daily and each time maintain a high standard of patient care, privacy and comfort.

Ormiston Hospital is Auckland’s premier destination for private healthcare. Our Auckland endoscopy service is a highly professional one and we received excellent patient feedback.

Important information


This is an examination of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum with a flexible camera that projects very high-resolution pictures to a TV monitor. Please do not eat or drink for at least 6 hours before the procedure.


This is an examination of the bowel using a flexible tube with camera at the end. This can visualise the bowel and small intestine with high resolution pictures. You will have to undertake a special diet and bowel cleansing before the test.

After your procedure

Arrange for someone to collect you after the examination. Please do not drive, operate machinery or dangerous appliances for at least 12 hours after the examination Do not make any important decisions on the day of the examination.

If you need further information, please call us on (09) 926 5848.