Endoscopy

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Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy ProcedureS

Endoscopy Services

At Geelong Day Surgery, we provide state-of-the-art endoscopy services, including both colonoscopy and gastroscopy, to diagnose and treat a variety of digestive health conditions. 

Our highly skilled team of specialists uses advanced technology to ensure accurate and efficient procedures, all while prioritising patient comfort and care. 

Whether you’re undergoing a routine screening or a more complex investigation, our commitment to excellence and patient safety ensures you receive the highest quality care.

Expert Care for Your Digestive Health

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At Geelong Day Surgery, we offer two primary types of endoscopy procedures: colonoscopy and gastroscopy. 

Our colonoscopy services are essential for detecting and preventing colorectal cancer, identifying polyps, and diagnosing conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease. 

Gastroscopy services allow us to examine the upper digestive tract, diagnosing and treating issues like ulcers, reflux, and other gastrointestinal disorders. 

Both procedures are performed by our experienced specialists using the latest technology, ensuring accurate diagnoses and effective treatments while prioritising patient comfort and safety.

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Colonoscopy

 

A colonoscopy is a procedure used to examine the large intestine (colon) and rectum. It is commonly performed to screen for colorectal cancer, investigate symptoms such as abdominal pain or rectal bleeding, and diagnose conditions like inflammatory bowel disease.

Gastroscopy

 

A gastroscopy, also known as an upper endoscopy, is used to examine the upper part of the digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. It is often performed to investigate symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, vomiting, or difficulty swallowing.

Combined Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy

 

In some cases, both a colonoscopy and gastroscopy may be performed during the same appointment to provide a comprehensive examination of the entire digestive tract. This approach can save time and reduce the need for multiple procedures.

Open Access

At Geelong Day Surgery, we offer two primary types of endoscopy procedures: colonoscopy and gastroscopy. Our colonoscopy services are essential for detecting and preventing colorectal cancer, identifying polyps, and diagnosing conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease. 

Gastroscopy services allow us to examine the upper digestive tract, diagnosing and treating issues like ulcers, reflux, and other gastrointestinal disorders. 

Both procedures are performed by our experienced specialists using the latest technology, ensuring accurate diagnoses and effective treatments while prioritising patient comfort and safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows doctors to view the inside of your body without making large incisions. This technique is widely used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, offering a clear view of the internal organs.

Endoscopy is performed for various reasons, including:

  • Diagnosing conditions such as ulcers, inflammation, tumors, and infections.
  • Monitoring existing conditions, such as Crohn’s disease and cancer.
  • Collecting tissue samples (biopsy) for further testing.
  • Performing minor surgeries, such as removing polyps or treating bleeding.

Gastroscopy Procedure

Gastroscopy, also known as an upper endoscopy, is a procedure that allows your doctor to examine the upper part of your digestive system. This includes the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).

Uses of Gastroscopy
  • Diagnosing Conditions: Detecting issues like ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease , celiac disease, and tumors.
  • Investigating Symptoms: Evaluating persistent heartburn, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and difficulty swallowing.
  • Performing Treatments: Removing foreign objects, treating bleeding, or dilating narrowed areas of the digestive tract.

Colonoscopy Procedure

Colonoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to examine the interior of your colon (large intestine) and rectum. It is a crucial tool for screening, diagnosing, and monitoring various conditions.

Uses of Colonoscopy
  • Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Early detection and removal of polyps to prevent colorectal cancer.
  • Investigating Symptoms: Assessing abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, chronic diarrhea, and unexplained weight loss.
  • Monitoring Conditions: Keeping track of inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Endoscopy Techniques

At our hospitals, we routinely perform advanced endoscopic procedures with the latest technology.

Our specialists are highly experienced in diagnosing and managing conditions such as bowel cancer, coeliac disease, and a wide range of gastrointestinal issues. They ensure you are fully informed and comfortable with the procedure.

What to expect During Your Procedure

 

  • Sedation: Most endoscopic procedures involve sedation to help you relax and minimize discomfort.
  • Duration: The procedure duration can vary, but it typically lasts between 15 minutes to an hour.
  • Post-Procedure: You may experience mild discomfort, bloating, or a sore throat, depending on the type of endoscopy performed. These symptoms usually subside quickly.

Why Choose Geelong Day Surgery?

  • Experienced Specialists: Our team of highly trained gastroenterologists and medical staff are dedicated to providing exceptional care.

  • Advanced Technology: We use the latest endoscopic equipment to ensure accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

  • Patient-Centered Care: Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We provide a supportive environment and personalized care plans tailored to your needs.

  • Convenient Location: Our modern facility in Geelong offers easy access and a comfortable setting for your procedure.
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