Mackay Endoscopy Services

 
 
 
 
 
Endoscopy Tool — Surgical Care in North Mackay, QLD
Endoscopy is an important part of our medical services here at Central QLD Surgical Care. Being able to view the inside of a person's body using a tiny camera has revolutionised modern surgery.

Prior to endoscopy, to see what was ailing you, you would have been expected to wait for an available time in the operating room. This would have been followed by a series of invasive surgical procedures along with all that invasive surgery entails.

In the earlier days of endoscopy, the oesophagus, the stomach, and the colon were the usual suspects for medical investigation.

At Central QLD Surgical Care, endoscopy continues to get regular use in digestive and colorectal treatments and cancer screenings. But endoscopy nowadays, can be used to diagnose diseases of the ear, nose, throat, heart, urinary tract, joints, and abdomen.

Gastroscopy is endoscopy used to check the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. We use gastroscopy to make or confirm a diagnosis by investigating symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, heartburn, vomiting, abdominal pain, or bleeding from the digestive tract.

In addition, during gastroscopy, certain conditions can often be treated. Polyps can be removed. Varices (enlarged veins) in the oesophagus can be treated to prevent bleeding. A narrow oesophagus can be widened. Foreign objects (accidentally swallowed, by children, for example) can be removed.
 
 
Doctor Doing Endoscopy — Surgical Care in North Mackay, QLD
Colonoscopy uses the same technology to investigate symptoms, such as blood, pus or mucus in the stools, bleeding from the rectum, unexplained abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits (e.g. long-lasting diarrhoea).

A colonoscopy is also used to check for cancer of the colon (bowel cancer) or colon polyps (growths on the lining of the colon that sometimes become cancerous).

Minimally-invasive, endoscopy means routine exams are not difficult where either age or other risk factors have left the patient at risk of being diagnosed with digestive cancers.

These procedures are intended to catch the disease early, while it’s easier to treat and before it progresses to later stage illness.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Endoscopy at Central QLD Surgical Care

 
You can expect complete patient consideration when you visit our Mackay surgery. Compassionate care for our patients is the priority here.

You will understand the reasons and be in no doubt about any aspect of your treatment here. We do all we can to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible before, during, and after your procedure.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us Central QLD Surgical Care to learn more about any aspect of our medical services in Mackay.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gastroscopy

 
A tiny camera and light attached to a thin tube is inserted via the oesophagus. This view allows oesophageal and stomach cancers, small intestine diseases and other illnesses to be checked. Medication is given to help you relax.
 

Colonoscopy

 
A thin tube, with a tiny light and camera, is inserted into the colon to provide an inside view of the colorectal area. We would check for polyps and tumours. Suspected cancerous tissue and polyps can be removed to prevent the spread of disease.