Gastroenterology is an area of medicine that focuses on the health of your digestive system, or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Gastroenterologists at The Wesley Hospital provide a full range of services relating to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disorders of your oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, gall bladder, liver and pancreas.
The Wesley is one of the largest facilities in Australia. Our team of doctors has sub-specialty interests in all areas of gastroenterology, including the upper GI tract. You will be treated in our state-of-the-art endoscopy unit with four fully integrated procedure rooms, with some of the latest equipment for all forms of endoscopy.
An endoscopy is a procedure that gives your doctor a direct view of your body’s internal organs through an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible, lighted tube with a camera at the tip. The endoscope can be passed into your body and the doctor can see images of your internal organs on a screen. This can allow for diagnosis and treatment of multiple conditions.
There are many types of endoscopy procedures, including:
The Wesley Hospital’s gastrointestinal specialists treat conditions such as:
Note: The information here is for general reference only. To understand the benefits and risks specific to your condition and overall situation, please discuss any procedure with your treating doctor.
To access gastroenterology and endoscopy services at The Wesley Hospital, you will need a referral from your GP. From there, you can make an appointment with one of our gastrointestinal specialists.