Gastroenterology and Hepatology referrals can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, sent via Healthlink (dralwigg), Argus (email@example.com) or faxed to 72007780. We will contact the patient and arrange an appointment. If your referral is urgent please call our rooms or indicate ‘URGENT’ on the referral and it will be triaged appropriately.
DIRECT ACCESS ENDOSCOPY/ COLONOSCOPY Why ? To prevent unnecessary consultations, delays and expense for fit patients who have clear cut indications for endoscopy or colonoscopy.
Who is appropriate for direct access endoscopy/colonoscopy ? Fit patients with clear cut indications can be referred for direct access endoscopy/colonoscopy.
Examples of clear cut indications for colonoscopy include Positive faecal immunological test Significant family history of colorectal cancer Surveillance in patients with past history of polyps or cancer Rectal bleeding in patient >40 years of age Fill in referral form attached and email to firstname.lastname@example.org Dr Wigg or Muller will review all referrals. Following this patients will be contacted by our staff and given an appointment time. Relevant information sheets will also be forwarded to the patient prior to the procedure to Patients will be consented prior to the procedure. All patients will be reviewed by Dr Wigg or Muller following the procedure and prior to discharge. We can organise postage of a bowel prep kit or collection from Level 3, Ashford Specialist Centre, Norwood Gastroenterology or Glenelg Community Hospital. Patients who require further information or help can contact our staff during office hours on 73250068, 0488991778 or email any time to email@example.com