Endoscopy / Colonoscopy

Endoscopy / Colonoscopy

An Endoscopy is also often known as a gastroscopy. This inspects the inside of the top part of your gastro-intestinal tract.

A Colonoscopy inspects the lower part of your gastro-intestinal tract.

Both procedures are very commonly performed in Australia and there are a number of reasons this is necessary. Sometimes these may be obvious to you if you are having worrying symptoms, or otherwise your doctor may need to explain the reason if it is not so obvious (eg. an abnormal blood test). A Surgeon or Gastroenterologist becomes accredited to perform these after undergoing lengthy training and ongoing auditing.

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