The DEC is currently relocating to level 4 in St Vincent’s Clinic to enable major air conditioning works to be completed in our facility.
We are unable to take any calls or respond to any emails between 7am Friday 19th August and 8pm Sunday 21st August 2022. We will resume normal business hours effective 7am Monday 22nd August 2022.
If you have a medical emergency please call 000 or present to your local Emergency Department.
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes you but this temporary closure is outside our control.
For patients undergoing procedures:
You must provide us with evidence of your negative rapid antigen test result (completed within 24 hours of your appointment). Failure to provide us with a current test result may result in your appointment being rescheduled. We have limited capacity to perform rapid antigen testing on site if required. Please STAY AT HOME from the time of testing until your scheduled appointment. Face masks are required at all times. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you - we are doing this to protect you, other patients and our staff.
Please contact our reception staff on 8382 6622 or or our nursing staff on 8382 6615 if you have any queries
Changes to Government guidelines, Public Health orders and infection control guidelines for Covid-19 may result in changes to our admission policy from time to time. Our staff will advise you prior to your attendance of any changes (e.g. the need to wear a mask during your attendance or pre-appointment testing requirements).
Our doctors offer the option of telehealth (via video) consultations as well as face to face consultations to suit your personal needs.
If you have any symptoms on the day of your appointment or you have been in contact with a Covid 19 positive or suspected Covid 19 positive person please do not attend your appointment. Please telephone our staff on 8382 6622 or email to book or reschedule an appointment.

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Welcome to the Diagnostic Endoscopy Centre at St Vincent’s Clinic

Established in 1990, our clinic was one of the first endoscopy units in NSW. Our specialist gastroenterologists, nursing staff and support team pride ourselves on providing our patients with a world-class service in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

Each year, we provide accurate diagnostic services for over 8,000 patients and perform almost 12,000 procedures. Our aim is to deliver a service of excellence with high clinical standards and quick access, with reports returned to your GP in a timely manner allowing you to learn the results.

Diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders

At the Diagnostic Endoscopy Centre, we are devoted entirely to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, providing specialist endoscopy (or gastroscopy) and colonoscopy services, commonly known as scopes.

This allows our physician to examine the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and colon with a soft flexible tube while our patient sleeps comfortably. Our doctors have expertise in the diagnosis of all disorders of the bowel, colon and gastrointestinal tract.

The Diagnostic Endoscopy Centre is an Open Access Facility

Open Access means that the majority of our patients can book in for treatment without having a prior consultation with the Gastroenterologist, negating the need for additional time and fees. There are some exceptions for Open Access, generally based around necessary pre-procedure tests that may be necessary or for those patients who have serious conditions or other co-morbidities. In these instances, our staff will advise you to see the doctor prior to treatment to ensure your care is specifically managed.

If you are unsure if you will need a pre-procedure consultation, please contact us on (02) 8382 6622 and our staff will discuss your personal history.

Conditions

Diagnosis for all conditions of the bowel, colon and intestinal tract including colorectal disease, bowel cancer, IBS, diverticular disease, coeliac disease, reflux.

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Procedures

Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures including gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

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World Class Facility

At Diagnostic Endoscopy Centre we use state of the art endoscopic equipment and adhere to and maintain the strictest infection control standards.

Our doctors are experts in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic gastroenterology and regularly perform colonoscopy and gastroscopy.

Our Expert Team

Our doctors are highly skilled Gastroenterologists, renowned as experts in their specialty, with a focus on continual research and development to provide better patient outcomes.

Supporting our doctors are dedicated sedation and anaesthetic staff, credentialed nursing staff and certified cleaning technicians.

Association with St Vincent’s Private Hospital

The Diagnostic Endoscopy Centre has a long standing relationship with St Vincent’s. As an accredited Day Hospital located within St Vincent’s, we are able to provide a comprehensive range of support services such as pathology and radiology. The DEC has ready access to other specialist medical services and doctors as well as in-hospital bed availability when required.

To book an appointment with one of our specialists or arrange for a procedure through our open access clinic, please call our staff on (02) 8382 6622.

Specialist expert care providing diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy

At the Diagnostic Endoscopy Centre, our sole focus is on providing our patients and their referrers with a rapid access centre of excellence for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

Our gastroenterologists are recognised experts in their field and have been providing specialist services to the community since 1990.

Supporting our doctors are our dedicated team of nurses and technicians, working together to deliver a trusted and efficient service to our patients, our GP referrers and tertiary referrers. Our services include gastroscopy, colonoscopy, oesophageal dilation, HALO radio frequency ablation, insertion of oesophageal stents, argon plasma coagulation, haemorrhoid banding, percutaneous endoscopy gastroscopy placement (PEG).

Our centre’s goal is to provide our patients with timely access, coupled with a holistic care model and treat them with respect and compassion. We continually strive to improve on our service and conduct regular patient surveys and provide ongoing staff training to ensure we deliver on our promise.

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Call our team on (02) 8382 6622 to arrange for an appointment at our Open Access Clinic.