Professor Rupert Leong is the Director of Endoscopy at Concord Hospital, Sydney. He conducts private endoscopy services at both Macquarie University Hospital (9812 3880) and Sussex Medical Centre, Haymarket, Sydney (9281 9133)

Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy is the visualisation of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum using a flexible telescope. This is a quick and simple procedure performed under sedation, typically administered by an anaesthetist. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. 

The indications of gastroscopy includes difficult-to-manage or chronic acid reflux, stomach discomfort, iron deficiency or anaemia, diarrhoea, exclusion of coeliac disease or gastric cancer. Family history of upper gastrointestinal cancers may require gastroscopy. General practitioners may refer you for gastroscopy directly (Direct Access Gastroscopy).  

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is the visualisation of the large bowel and the tip of the small bowel (terminal ileum) using a flexible telescope. This is a quick and simple procedure performed under sedation, typically administered by an anaesthetist. The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes. 

The indications of colonoscopy includes investigation of abdominal discomfort, iron deficiency or anaemia, diarrhoea, blood in the stools or on toilet paper, weight loss or concern regarding bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases. Screening colonoscopy may be appropriate. General practitioners may refer you for gastroscopy directly (Direct Access Colonoscopy).  

Polypectomy

Polypectomy is the removal of polyps in the bowel to prevent them for progressing onto bowel cancer. This is achieved using electrocautery and rarely complicated by bleeding or bowel perforation. 

Macquarie University Hospital
Suite 404, 2 Technology Place, Macquarie Uni:
T: (612) 9812 3880
Specialist Medical Services, Sydney
Level 11, 501 George St, Sydney:
T: (612) 8378 1721  

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