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Suite 12, Mater Medical Centre,
Jessie St, Rockhampton

General Surgery
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 the Privacy Policy of Dr Day?

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