Open Access Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is a fast-track referral system to improve access to specialist medical services.

The Gastroenterologists and General Surgeons at Bendigo Day Surgery all live and work in Bendigo or central Victoria. We work together in Multidisciplinary teams to get the best treatment outcomes for patients in our community.

Referring Doctors can send a patient to their Specialist of choice for Gastroscopy and/or Colonoscopy without the need for an initial consultation with the Specialist.

Guidelines for Referring Doctors

1. Choose a Specialist (see list below)

If you have an urgent referral, or need more information about available Endoscopy lists or lists on a particular day, please call Bendigo Day Surgery reception on 5444 3533.

2. Send the Referral

3. The Specialist’s rooms will contact the patient

If the patient is suitable for Open Access Endoscopy, they will be contacted directly by the Specialist’s Reception staff directly. An admission to Bendigo Day Surgery will be arranged for Gastroscopy and/or Colonoscopy. Bowel preparation is required for Colonoscopy.

4. Follow-up Appointment with referring GP

The results of the endoscopy and any biopsy results are sent to the referring GP. The patient will be advised of any follow-up appointments that are needed.

Please note – Some patients are not suitable for Open Access Endoscopy. Your patient should be referred to a Specialist for consultation prior to GI Endoscopy if they are:

    • Younger than 16 years or older than 80 years
    • Have significant chronic medical problems
    • Poor mobility
    • Obesity with weight >150kg or BMI >35 (ie not suitable for Day Surgery)

Open Access GI Endoscopy Specialists

Campbell, Mr Graeme
General, Breast & Colorectal surgery, GI Endoscopy
Phone 5441 8322
Fax 5441 8542

Cao, Mr Manny
General Surgery, GI Endoscopy
Phone 03 5454 3946

Fisher, A/Prof Leslie
General Physician, Gastroenterology
Phone 5434 3393

Gray, Mr Anthony
General, Breast & Colorectal surgery, GI Endoscopy
Phone 5434 3243
Fax 5443 4162

Liew, Mr Hann
General Surgery, GI Endoscopy
Phone 03 5454 3946

Lee, Mr Angus
General Surgery, GI Endoscopy
Phone 03 5454 3946

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