WHAT IS A GASTROSCOPY
A Gastroscopy is an accurate and safe way to examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, stomach and duodenum) for any abnormalities. Using a
flexible telescope called a gastroscope, it allows the doctor to inspect these areas as well as perform specialised procedures such as biopsies.
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.
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
1. BOOK YOUR GASTROSCOPY
Please make a booking by calling our Office on 9899-5304
3. GASTROSCOPY PREPARATION
Please fast from all food for 6 hours prior to your admission time. You may have clear fludis up to 2 hours prior to admission time. Please wear a short sleeve, open neck shirt/comfortable clothing for the day of the procedure as you will not need to get changed.