Why have colonoscopy & Gastroscopy at the same time?

The procedure involves a flexible tube (colonoscope) inserted through the rectum so it can view the inside of the large bowel (colon). This tube transmits images to a screen where signs of a medical condition can be seen.

The colonoscope is about half the thickness of an electrical cord, with a camera and light, for viewing the bowel up-close and in detail. It is flexible and can be turned around curves, allowing it to travel through the entire length of the colon.

Gastroscopy involves using a thin flexible tube (endoscope) to examine the upper digestive tract, usually to look for ulcers or polyps. A colonoscopy procedure involves a flexible tube (colonoscope) inserted through the rectum so it can view the inside of the large bowel (colon). This tube transmits images to a screen where signs of a medical condition can be seen. Getting both done at the same time can give you a full diagnosis of your entire digestive tract.

Self Pay Surgery Costs for Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy at the same time in Australia

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Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy wait time in public hospitals in Australia

Public Wait Time can be up to

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The Public Health System In Australia Has A Waiting Period For General Surgeries - 90% Of Patients Waited This Length Of Time For This Procedure In The 2019/2020 Calendar Year.

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Who is Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy surgery for?

A Colonoscopy is for anyone with unexplained changes in bowel habits or a family history of chronic bowel disease or bowel cancer.

A Gastroscopy is for anyone with chronic indigestion, nausea, or difficulty swallowing — and whose doctor detects or suspects inflammation of the stomach caused by an ulcer or polyp.

What are the benefits?

The benefit for having a Colonoscopy is that you’ll be able to identify the cause of any gut-related issues like unexpected weight loss or anal bleeding; and even catch bowel cancer early and eradicate it.

The benefits for having a Gastroscopy include:

  • investigate symptoms such as indigestion, nausea, or difficulty swallowing.
  • to show if there is inflammation, an ulcer or a polyp or other growth.
  • to treat conditions, such as bleeding ulcers,
  • to widen a narrow oesophagus (known as dilatation), or to remove a foreign body.
  • Doctors can take tissue samples (biopsies) of anything unusual they see, and can remove polyps.

What happens During Surgery?

A Colonoscopy can take 25 – 45 minutes. Most people have a mild anaesthetic to minimise any pain or discomfort.

Gastroscopies take 15 – 30 minutes. Most people have a mild local anaesthetic to minimise any pain or discomfort.

How long will I stay in hospital?

You will go home the same day.

What is my recovery time?

You should make a full recovery within one day.

SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months

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