Suite 12, Mater Medical Centre,
Jessie St, Rockhampton
Coloproctology, Hernia, Cholecystectomy, Appendicectomy, Pilonidal sinus
Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy – including polypectomy and haemorrhoid banding
Skin Cancer, Cysts, Lumps, Lesions and Lipoma
including; BCC, SCC, & Melanoma
Frequently Asked Questions
What does having an “Open access” procedure actually mean? (Gastroscopy or Colonoscopy)
Download the Clinical Care Standards on Colonoscopy Sept 2018 – Colonoscopy consumer fact sheet
What is Dr Day’s “Known Gap” policy?
How much does Dr Day charge for an open access gastroscopy or colonoscopy?
When you make a booking, you will receive a written quotation detailing the total fee, how much your health fund contributes and what the known gap is. You will be required to finalize the known gap payment four days prior to the procedure. In some situations there is no gap to pay.
Am I eligible for an “open access” Gastroscopy or Colonoscopy?
Patients who are included in the list below, are NOT suitable for an open access procedure and will require a consultation with Dr Day before a booking is made for colonoscopy or gastroscopy.
If you fall into any of these categories, please contact our office to arrange a consultation. This may need to be done 1-2 weeks before your procedure to allow appropriate planning of your procedure.
- Age: younger than 18 or older than 80
- Insulin dependent diabetes
- Bowel preparation sensitivities, intolerance and allergies
- Anti-coagulation (not aspirin)
- Heart stents, or prosthetic valves, valvular heart disease, pacemakers
- Myocardial infarction within 6 months, Unstable angina
- Renal failure or significant impairment
- Significant or severe respiratory disease
- Patients requiring on going management, formal evaluation and diagnosis or consultation
- Transplant patients
- Patients wishing to personally consult with Dr Day prior to the procedure
- Patients whom have special needs, questions, concerns or anxieties