A colonoscopy is a test where a flexible tube with a camera on the end is used to examine the bowel from the inside. You would need to come in for half a day having prepared the bowel before hand. The test is performed while you are asleep.
Colonoscopy is used to look for the cause of symptoms such as bleeding, diarrhoea, constipation, a change in bowel habits or abdominal pain. It can also be used in healthy eligible individuals for screening or surveillance purposes.
I am Conjoint Committee accredited to perform colonoscopy and was recredentialled by choice in 2018, ensuring by peer-review I offer high standard colonoscopy.
I was on the working party for the recently released national colonoscopic surveillance guidelines and was lead author for the adenoma surveillance chapter - you can be assured I offer you the latest recommendations including a well-considered recommendation of 'No colonoscopy needed' if this is appropriate and safe for your individual situation.
I prefer to have seen you prior to colonoscopy to have a full discussion of your situation. I do however offer Open Access Endoscopy for those who are eligible.
In some cases it is appropriate to perform gastroscopy (looking into the stomach) at the same time as a colonoscopy and I am able to offer this service as well.
I do not charge GAP payments for both insured and noninsured patients.
Some of my anaesthetists may charge fees for those who are uninsured, around $200-300.
Hospital fees vary based on where your procedure is to be performed for those who are uninsured and depend exactly on what you need.
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