If you want your colonoscopy performed in a day hospital by a team of gastroenterology specialists with 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive conditions then look no further than Direct Endoscopy.
We offer comprehensive consultations in all areas of digestive health including post-endoscopy follow-ups with no wait times.
Here is more information about how we ensure you receive a smooth, supported, and stress-free colonoscopy experience at Direct Endoscopy.
How We Can Help: Symptoms Assessed and Conditions Diagnosed
If you have symptoms, your doctor might refer you for a colonoscopy if you or a close relative has a history of colon polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, and to rule out colon cancer. We provide colonoscopy procedures that are used to investigate your colon if you have the following symptoms:
- A change in your bowel habits (chronic diarrhoea or constipation)
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- Blood in your stools
- Bowel and colon polyps
- Colorectal cancer (colon cancer) screening
- Bowel cancer screening
We’ll listen carefully to your individual needs and concerns, and ensure you’re provided with the full scope of information about your situation.
Bowel Cancer Prevention/Treatment
A colonoscopy may also be used to avoid the need for surgery, to remove polyps, take biopsies and stop or prevent bleeding. Polyps, little growths that occur on the lining of the bowel, are known to lead to bowel cancer in some instances. These are common, especially as people age, and although they are more often non-cancerous, some can develop into bowel cancer.
Our experienced physicians will take you through all you need to know about bowel cancer – ensuring you feel informed and at ease throughout the entire process.
What to Expect if You Need a Colonoscopy
A colonoscopy at our Direct Endoscopy Day Hospital will involve you being asleep for a short time and you won’t be aware of the procedure or feel anything because you will receive a light anaesthetic by a specialist anaesthetist. A small camera on a long tube will be inserted into your anus and the images of your large intestine will be viewed on a video screen – which is much more accurate than x-rays for detecting inflammation, polyps, or early cancer.
To make sure your colonoscopy is carried out in a safe and effective manner, you need to follow some specific instructions given to you when you book in for the procedure at Direct Endoscopy. The instructions will include directions as to fasting and drinking a solution to clean out the bowel so the colonoscopist can see the entire large intestine.
If you need a colonoscopy proceed to the following steps:
Step 1. Print your Referral Form and take it to your doctor.
Step 2. Call Direct Endoscopy on 9781 5959 and make an appointment
Step 3. Click Appointments Page
You must also click on the next tab to read about the tour pre-admission assessment and the one below that to read instructions regarding Covid 19.
Experience Unparalleled Patient Care & Service at Direct Endoscopy
Our experienced Gastroenterology and Anaesthetic Specialists are committed to providing the highest quality endoscopy services. We are one of Australia’s largest providers of endoscopies and have five Day Hospitals located in the Melbourne metropolitan area.
All of our doctors are experts in the fields of therapeutic and diagnostic gastroenterology and have provided the highest and most excellent standards of digestive health services over many years. Our doctors carry out colonoscopies, gastroscopies and capsule endoscopies to both diagnose and treat various conditions.
For more information, you can get in touch with our team – we’d be more than happy to assist you.
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