Open Access Endoscopy allows a direct referral from the GP for patients who require endoscopic procedures without prior consultation with a Gastroenterologist.
For Open Access enquires please call 03 8391 9328. Please Fax your referral to: 03 9748 7057
Guidelines for direct access referrals
This service is available for healthy patients undergoing screening for colon cancer (Overt PR Bleed or Positive FOBT) or uncomplicated reflux.
Open access is NOT AVAILABLE for patients who:
- Are older than 75 years of age
- Have a BMI greater than 45
- Have comorbidity: Heart disease, lung disease, renal disease, diabetes, Stroke or poor mobility
Any patient with any these attributes will be referred to a gastroenterologist for a BULK BILLED pre surgery consultation.
Bowel preparation and fasting instructions will be given to the patient when they book the procedure and each patient will be triaged at that time.