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An endoscopic procedure is when the doctor uses an instrument called an endoscope to look at the inside lining of your oesophagus (food pipe), stomach and duodenum (first part of the small intestine) and/or the colon (lining of your bowel). Common names for these procedures are:

  • endoscopy
  • upper GI endoscopy
  • gastroscopy
  • flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • colonoscopy


Our endoscopy service diagnoses and treats problems affecting the digestive system. We care for patients with:

  • reflux and/or heartburn
  • swallowing difficulties
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • coeliac disease
  • iron deficiency
  • food intolerances
  • liver disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease)
  • bowel cancer screening and ongoing surveillance
  • irritable bowel conditions
  • post-cancer checks
  • bleeding
  • abdominal pain.

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

If your condition changes or you are concerned about your health before the date of your appointment, please contact your GP.

Please advise your healthcare professional if you require interpreter services during your clinic appointment or procedure.

Last updated: 4 June 2020


Rockhampton Hospital
Phone: (07) 4920 7563
Fax: (07) 4920 6301

Gladstone Hospital
Phone: (07) 4976 3126
Fax: (07) 4976 3186

Emerald Hospital
Phone: (07) 4987 9570
Fax: (07) 4987 9530