Direct Access Endoscopy Referral

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PATIENT DETAILS

For suitable patients (without prior specialist consultation)

PROCEDURE REQUESTED

REASON FOR PROCEDURE

MEDICAL HISTORY

REFERRAL

PATIENT DETAILS

  • Are under 80 years of age
  • Able and willing to consent in English
  • Are fit and healthy
  • Have a current referral
  • Are not taking anticoagulant or blood thinning medication, aside from aspirin
  • Have no history of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke, epilepsy, kidney or liver disease, or serious lung disease
  • Have somebody to transport them to and from the hospital
  • Have private health insurance or wish to have their colonoscopy in a private hospital
  • Note – if patients do not fulfill these criteria, they will need a consultation with Dr Balalis prior to their procedure

PROCEDURE

  • Send Direct Access Procedure Formonline, or via email, fax or post
  • Each Referral will be reviewed by Dr Balalis to confirm suitability
  • Patients will then be contacted by the practice to arrange a convenient time for the procedure and answer any questions
  • Any patient considered unsuitable for Direct Access will be offered an appointment to see Dr Balalis
  • Bowel Preparation Instructions - will be organised on discussion with Dr Balalis.

DAY OF THE PROCEDURE

  • Patients will arrive at the hospital day procedure area
  • Dr Balalis will meet with the patient to review their history, discuss the procedure and gain informed consent
  • The procedure will be performed, with an anaesthetist administering the sedation
  • The results of the procedure will be discussed with the patient on the day, and a report sent to the referring doctor

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