A colonoscopy is a procedure that enables your doctor to examine the lining of the large bowel (colon). You will drink a preparation to wash out the bowel before the procedure. After you are comfortably sedated, a colonoscope (flexible tube with a camera) is gently passed from the rectum, around the large bowel. The bowel will be carefully inspected and depending on the reason for your colonoscopy, small tissue biopsies may be taken, or polyps (growths of the bowel lining) may be removed.
Colonoscopy is the best test to assess for bowel polyps, and exclude bowel cancer.
The procedure is usually takes 20 – 30 minutes, and most patients will not remember the procedure at all.
To make a booking for a colonoscopy, you will require a current referral from your doctor.
Your referral can be emailed to [email protected], faxed to 9468 9701 or attached to the CONTACT US form below.
Once your referral has been received, our friendly staff will contact you to organise an appointment.
Wait times for a procedure are typically 2-3 weeks.
If you have any questions, please complete the form below, or call us on 9468 9700.