Procedures

Procedures

Northern Suburbs Gastroenterology is committed to the provision of a quality consultative and procedural practice in gastroenterology and liver disease in a caring and efficient manner. Northern Suburbs Gastroenterology has particular expertise in general and advanced endoscopic procedures. Click through to find out more about individual procedures.

Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy (also known as Upper Endoscopy or Panendoscopy) lets your doctor examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract.

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a common and very safe procedure that examines the lining of the lower intestinal tract called the colon or large intestine. 

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS) is a specialised type of gastroscopy which allows your doctor to examine your oesophageal, stomach and duodenal lining.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

ERCP is a combined endoscopic and radiologic procedure that enables your doctor to examine the pancreatic and bile ducts. 

Balloon Assisted Enteroscopy (BAE)

This procedure allows advancement of a specialised endoscope deep into the small intestine either via an antegrade (forward) approach from the mouth, or a retrograde (backward) approach through the anus.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the three portions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, and ileum).

EMR and ESD

Gastrointestinal EMR and ESD are specific highly specialised techniques used to remove abnormal growths (precancerous or early cancers) from within the digestive tract.

POEM Procedure and Achalasia

Achalasia is a very rare swallowing disorder involving the sphincter (valve) muscles between the oesophagus (food pipe) and the stomach. A POEM procedure is a surgical treatment option.

Trans-Oral Outlet Revision (TORe)

The TORe procedure is a newer procedure for revision of the GJ anastomosis. It can endoscopically reduce the GJ anastomosis to <1cm.

Endoscopic anti-reflux procedure following bariatric surgery

In patients who have had bariatric surgery, fundoplication is not possible due to changes in the anatomy following surgery. Instead, other procedures are employed.

Rapid Access Gastroscopy

Rapid access gastroscopy may be an option for patients without certain medical conditions that place are at higher risk for an endoscopic procedure. 

Rapid Access Colonoscopy

Rapid access colonoscopy may be an option for patients without certain medical conditions that place are at higher risk for an endoscopic procedure. 

Bowel Preparation

Bowel preparations are used to cleanse the bowel before a bowel procedure, allowing for a better view. Read and download usage instructions for various preparation types.

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