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Our procedures

These services are provided by Gastroenterologists, Colorectal surgeons and Urologists.

A colonoscopy is a procedure used to diagnose cancer of the bowel and rectum. The procedure allows your specialist to examine the entire colon from the rectum to the lower intestine using a colonoscope (a tiny camera on a long flexible tube).

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A gastroscopy is an examination of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum using a thin flexible tube (endoscope). It is usually performed to evaluate symptoms of indigestion, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or difficulty swallowing. It is also the best test for finding the cause of bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Endoscopic ultrasound is a procedure to assess gastrointestinal and lung diseases, by looking at the lining of your oesophagus, stomach and duodenum using a flexible telescope. The telescope has an ultrasound scanner attached to it so that your specialist can scan the structures beneath the lining of your intestines such as your pancreas and bile ducts.

EMR is a technique used to remove cancerous and abnormal lesions in the digestive tract.

ERCP is a procedure that combines upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts

A flexible cystoscopy is an examination of the interior of the bladder and urethra using a flexible telescope (cystoscope).

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure that examines the inside of the lower (sigmoid) colon and rectum using a flexible telescope.

Haemorrhoid banding is a procedure that involves placing tiny rubber bands around internal bleeding haemorrhoids to cut off their blood supply.

HALO radiofrequency ablation is a procedure used to destroy precancerous tissue for Barret’s oesophagus

Oesophageal dilation is a therapeutic endoscopic procedure that enlarges the lumen of the oesophagus

Polypectomy is a procedure used to remove polyps from the inside of the colon and is usually done at the same time as a colonoscopy.

Varices banding is an endoscope banding procedure to reduce bleeding from varices.