Rapid Access Endoscopy

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Rapid Access Endoscopy

Sydney Gastroenterology offers Rapid Access Endoscopy for eligible patients.

What is Rapid Access / Direct-To-Procedure?

At Sydney Gastroenterology, our Direct Access Endoscopy program means you can book yourself in directly for a procedure at a private facility (private hospital or day surgery) on an available date of your choice, without requiring a prior consultation with A/Prof Pavey.

This option is best for private health fund or self-funded patients under the age of 80 who are in stable health and on limited medications.

Please call (02) 9707-3523 to further discuss this option with one of our helpful staff.

Why Choose RAPID Access?

If you already know that you will require an endoscopy procedure as part of a recall surveillance program or cancer screening program, are in stable health and are on limited medications, then Direct Access may be suitable for you.

You can usually book a Direct Access Endoscopy procedure within the month at one of the private facilities where A/Prof Pavey runs his lists. We can manage all paperwork and admissions processes by telephone, email, fax or mail to minimise any disruption to your day-to-day.

Our helpful staff are available throughout the process to answer any questions you may have and to guide you through the steps.


Who is Eligible for Rapid Access Endoscopy?

(These patients typically do not require prior GI consultation)

  • Under 80 years of age
  • Limited or no medications
  • No significant health issues
  • Recent good health (no flu or colds within previous 6 weeks)

If you would like to be considered for Direct Access, please forward us your GP or Specialist referral for clinical review.

Who is Not Eligible for RAPID Access Endoscopy?

(These patients will require prior GI consultation)

  • Patients aged 80 or over.
  • Unstable or acutely bleeding patients or those with a contraindication for endoscopy such as known or suspected perforation, severe or acute diverticulitis, fulminant colitis, uncorrectable coagulopathy or thrombocytopenia, unstable cardiac or pulmonary conditions.
  • Patients requiring advanced interventional endoscopic procedures (such as ERCP, RFA, EMR, and ESD).

Click on the link below for audio recording by A/Prof Darren Pavey.

What is Rapid Access Endoscopy?