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.
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.