Integrated Endoscopy Centre

The Centre
Director of Surgical Endoscopy Service: Professor Kent-Man Chu
Head Nurse: Shuk-Ping Tsang

The Integrated Endoscopy Centre is a merge of the former Surgical and Medical Endoscopy Centres. It was officially opened in late 2008. It is a state-of-the-art centre for the performance of endoscopic examination, intervention, and related procedures.  Nursing staff of the Centre are specialized in the field of endoscopy. The Centre is responsible for the centralized cleansing and disinfection of all endoscopes of the Queen Mary Hospital. In addition to the normal working hours, the Centre also provides 24 hours’ emergency service for conditions like gastrointestinal bleeding.

There are 6 main endoscopy procedure rooms (two of which is equipped with X-ray facilities), three gastrointestinal physiology study rooms (providing urea breath test, capsule endoscopy, 24 hours pH monitoring, as well as esophageal and anorectal manometry). Anaesthetic facility is available on-site for procedures requiring general anaesthesia.

 

The Centre has a whole array of modern endoscopes of different types that cover virtually all body systems for which endoscopic examination or intervention is indicated (for example, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic, respiratory, ear, nose and throat, and urological systems). Special endoscopes for children are also available.

The Centre is the only endoscopy centre in the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong that provides:

  • Extended service till 9pm on weekday
  • 24 hours’ service by having on-call endoscopy nurse
  • One-stop day-patient service

First in Hong Kong, the Centre pioneers the use of a safety checklist before, during, and after all endoscopic procedures.

Nursing and supporting staff of the Integrated Endoscopy Centre

Nursing and supporting staff of the Integrated Endoscopy Centre


Reception area

Reception area


Recovery area

Recovery area


Procedures done at the Centre

The Centre provides first class endoscopy service to the society of Hong Kong. All services are led by specialists of the field.

The workload of the Centre is heavy. The following table summarises the various endoscopic procedures performed by the Department of Surgery in the year of 2018.

Procedure In-patient Out-patient Sub-total
Bronchoscopy 305 1 306
Capsule endoscopy 2 0 2
Cholangiogram 153 0 153
Choledochoscopy/ Cholangioscopy 12 0 12
Colonoscopy 2559 3 2562
Duodenoscopy 6 0 6
Enteroscopy 4 0 4
ERCP 1048 0 1048
EUS Biliary tract & pancreas 181 0 181
EUS Oesophagus / stomach 214 0 214
EUS Small bowel/ Retroperitoneum 0 4
EUS Rectum/ Anal canal 0 103 103
Flexible Cystoscopy 1091 0 1091
FNA 157 299 456
Laryngoscopy 0 1 1
Manometry 0 99 99
Nasoendoscopy 3 2 5
Nasopharyngoscopy 3 6 9
Oesophagoscopy 7 11 18
OGD 4000 775 4775
Others 58 0 58
Panendoscopy 318 221 539
Proctoscopy 11 0 11
PTBD 9 0 9
Sigmoidoscopy 276 483 759
Ultrasound 287 521 808
Urea Breath Tests 0 349 349
Grand Total 10708 2874 13582

Endoscopy procedure room

Endoscopy procedure room


Endoscopy procedure room with x-ray facilities

Endoscopy procedure room with x-ray facilities


Urea breath test

Urea breath test


Manometry and endorectal ultrasound

Manometry and endorectal ultrasound


Research and training

In addition to endoscopy services, the Centre is in the frontiers of endoscopy research with numerous scientific publications in major international peer-reviewed journals.

Example of some of our studies are:

  • Somatostatin prophylaxis for post-ERCP pancreatitis
  • Endoscopic ultrasound for acute pancreatitis
  • Early vs delayed ERCP for acute cholangitis
  • Endoscopic metallic stenting for esophageal cancer
  • EUS for the detection of ascites in gastric cancer
  • Endoscopic metallic stenting for acute colonic obstruction by cancer
  • Manometric and bowel function studies after low anterior resection

The Centre is a major training ground for both trainees and nursing staff. All trainees undergo training in endoscopy under the supervision of specialists. Generations of trainees have benefited from the training they received in the Centre.

The Centre also participates in postgraduate training courses for both international and local digestive societies.

Capsule endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy


Balloon enteroscope for small bowel examination

Balloon enteroscope for small bowel examination


Automatic machines for cleansing of endoscopes

Automatic machines for cleansing of endoscopes


Automatic machines for cleansing of endoscopes

Automatic machines for cleansing of endoscopes


Contact Information
Address: D3, Main Block, Queen Mary Hospital
Telephone: (852) 2255-5369
Fax: (852) 2255-5454
Email: [email protected]