Your doctor can refer you directly for a procedure. Referrals can be faxed, emailed, posted, hand delivered or via Healthlink.
Appointments can be made by contacting our friendly reception staff.
If you have been referred for a procedure, our reception staff will advise you about what needs to be done to get ready for the procedure. This differs depending on what procedure you are due to have as well as other factors such as your general health, the medicines you are on and your age. If you have been referred for an ERCP the doctor will usually wish to see you before to the procedure. If you are having a colonoscopy and are over the age of 75, in most instances the doctor will arrange an appointment in the rooms before to the procedure. If you have any concerns, or for any reason you would like to be seen by the doctor first, please inform our reception staff who will be happy to organise this.
We perform procedures in the endoscopy suite at The Mater Hospital which is just across the road from our consulting rooms.
We are committed to cost effective medical care and follows a no-gap policy with all the major health funds. This means that out of pocket costs are usually restricted to the excess on your private health insurance. Most of the anaesthetists we use also operate a no-gap policy. We encourage you to talk with them directly and can provide you with their contact details.
Preparation for procedures is described on the information sheets (below) and standard preparation for colonoscopy is provided at the rooms at no cost.
Un-insured patients are welcome to have their procedures performed by Gastroenterology North Queensland. A significant proportion of the doctor's fees will be reimbursed via Medicare however the hospital admission fees are non rebatable. Please contact the rooms for advice on the cost.