St Mark's Hospital and Academic Institute is a large teaching hospital operated by the NHS located near Harrow in Northwest London. St Mark's Hospital integrates with Academic Institute to create a focal point for coloproctology which draws practitioners from the UK and overseas to facilitate the optimum practice to be spread to other institutions.
The Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy at St Mark’s Hospital is world renowned, being the only unit in the UK to achieve international recognition as a WEO centre of excellence for endoscopy research and training. It was the first unit in London to be accredited as a Bowel Cancer Screening centre in 2006 and one of the first pilot sites in the UK for the Bowel Scope Screening programme, delivering the national bowel cancer screening programmes to the local population.
The Wolfson Unit has developed regional and national referral services for complex therapeutic colonoscopy including polypectomy, EMR and ESD; video capsule endoscopy and double-balloon enteroscopy, it provides nationally accredited courses for the teaching and training of endoscopists.
The Wolfson unit has six procedure rooms with state-of-the-art equipment where a range of therapeutic procedures are performed with cutting edge instruments and accessories combined with specialist endoscopy doctors and nurses allowing us to provide a world class service. We pride ourselves in making things easy for our patients, whether unwell or visiting for 'well patient' screening.
The team at St Mark's Hospital have a long history of performing high quality endoscopic research investigating safer endoscopy, novel diagnostic methods, procedures and new ways of teaching.