Endoscopy Centre

Our open access endoscopy service is available to patients with direct referral from a GP without the need of a pre-procedure consultation. This gap free service covers the procedure, anaesthetic services, pathology and medical imaging required on the day. 

General Inquiries

Phone: (03) 9508 5900
Fax: (03) 9508 5881

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Choice of up to 10 sessions a week

Referral

Required.

For Patients | For GPs

Locations

Cabrini Brighton
243 New Street, Brighton VIC 3186
(03) 9508 5888

About our open access endoscopy service

This open access service offers cost effective endoscopy procedures to privately insured patients with a direct referral from a GP. The service is available to all patients between 18 and 74 years of age who are in good health without the need of a pre-procedure consultation. Please ensure that the GP referral clearly outlines the reasons for requesting the procedure. 

Patients can expect a gap-free service that includes the procedure, anesthetic services, pathology and medical imaging required on the day. Please note that some excess or co-payments may apply depending on your private health insurance cover. 

Endoscopy services offered

We currently have up to 10 experienced gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons participating in the open access service offering the following procedures: 

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Iron infusion (only can be booked if combined with a colonoscopy or gastroscopy procedure)

The centre is located within our Brighton hospital offering access to a comprehensive range of clinical and health services. If required, the majority of any post-procedural follow-up services are available in one convenient location.

We offer patients the option to choose from up to 10 sessions a week and provide a streamlined booking and pre-admission service. We can also arrange for pre-consutation for patients who would prefer to discuss the procedure with a specialist. 

Exclusions to our open access endoscopy service

Patients with complex medical needs are not appropriate referrals, including, but not limited to:

  • extensive cardiac disease or recent cardiac surgery
  • breathing difficulties (COPD)
  • diabetics that require insulin
  • patients taking blood thinning medications such as Warfarin, Clopidogrel/Plavix, Xarelto and Eliquis
  • patients with a cognitive impairment or dementia