COLONOSCOPY

WHAT IS A COLONOSCOPY

A Colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon).  During a colonoscopy  a long thin, flexible tube with a camera at the tip is carefully fed into the large intestine which is used to help find inflammed tissue, ulcers and abnormal growths.

 

 

REFERRAL REQUIRED

You require a valid REFERRAL from your General Practioner or Referring Specialist.

A referral from a General Practioner is valid for 1 year from date of issue.

A referral from a Specialist is valid for 3 months from date of issue

Please bring this with you to your procedure and give it to the doctor.

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2. REGISTER WITH THE HOSPITAL

Please register online with the Hospital where you will be

having your procedure.  If you are unable to register online

please call Patient Registration.

Please ensure someone is available to drive you home after the

procedure as you will have has some light sedation and will be

unable to drive or operate machinery for the day of your

procedure

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1. BOOK YOUR COLONOSCOPY

Please make a booking by calling our Office on 9899-5304

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3. COLONOSCOPY PREPARATION

In order to ensure a clear view of your bowel during your colonoscopy.  You will need to purchase a box of Pico Prep (3 sachets )from your Pharmacy or  at our Reception.

PLEASE FOLLOW OUR INSTRUCTIONS, NOT THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BOX according to your admission time.