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RPAH Medical Centre, Suite G10, 100 Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW 2042
02 9516 0778
About AEG

ABOUT AEG

Advanced Endoscopy and Gastroenterology is a specialist practice dedicated to providing exceptional patient care carried out by a team of highly experienced and well renowned gastroenterologists.

At AEG we are committed to ensuring our patients receive high quality care from the start to the finish of their time with us. Our team are devoted to assisting patients throughout their journey with AEG and take pride in creating a smooth process that allows all patients to feel comfortable and cared for with assurance of complete patient confidentiality.  

Our specialists provide a wide range of procedures including: Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Additionally offered are advanced procedures such as the Capsule Endoscopy, Balloon Enteroscopy, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), Endoscopic Submucosal Dissesction (ESD) and the Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM).

Our team are devoted to assisting patients throughout their journey with AEG and take pride in creating a smooth process that allows all patients to feel comfortable and cared for with assurance of complete patient confidentiality.  

Our doctors are all highly experienced clinicians in their fields.

OUR MISSION

Our mission at AEG is to guarantee premium care in not only diagnosis and treatment but also support in the management and prevention of any gastrointestinal problems.

OUR SERVICES & PROCEDURES

Colonoscopy is a procedure used to inspect the large bowel (colon) and is usually done in a day facility or hospital.

During a colonoscopy a thin flexible tube called a colonoscope is carefully passed into the large intestine. A small camera on the colonoscope transmits an image to a monitor, allowing close examination of the bowel and intestinal lining. A colonoscopy can detect inflamed tissue, ulcers and abnormal growths. The procedure is used to look for early signs of colorectal cancer and
can help doctors diagnose unexplained changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, bleeding from the anus and weight loss.

Gastroscopy (upper endoscopy) is a procedure that uses a flexible endoscope to see inside the upper digestive tract including the oesophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine.
During a gastroscopy a thin flexible tube is carefully fed down the oesophagus into the stomach and the small intestine. A small camera on the endoscope transmits an image to a monitor, allowing close examination of the intestinal lining. ​It is used to determine the cause of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, swallowing difficulties, gastrix reflux, unexplained weight loss, anaemia or bleeding in the upper digestive tract.

Upper endoscopy is also used to remove stuck objects (including food), treat conditions such as bleeding ulcers and biopsy tissue.

During a biopsy, a small piece of tissue is removed for later examination with a microscope​.

EUS is a low-risk diagnostic procedure. It combines two procedures:


• Endoscopy, during which your doctor inserts a thin, lighted tube into your body


• Ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to obtain detailed images
EUS uses a special endoscope with an ultrasound probe attached. We use EUS to evaluate and diagnose upper and lower digestive tract disorders. The procedure takes approximately 30minutes. You can return home when it is finished.

POEM is a minimally invasive, endoscopic treatment for achalasia and other swallowing disorders which can be performed without any abdominal or chest incisions. Latest studies show POEM has 98% clinical success rates. A recent meta-analysis published by Prof Saxena and international co-authors has also shown POEM is superior to pneumatic dilatation and Heller myotomy for the treatment of achalasia.

POEM surgery takes approximately two hours. You will have a swallow study performed later in the afternoon. You will be admitted overnight to ward bed for rest.  You will be commenced on clear fluids and discharged home the following day.

​ERCP is a procedure used to examine the biliary tree (the gallbladder, bile and pancreatic ducts). ERCP combines X-ray and endoscopy, allowing your physician to obtain high-quality images of the anatomy. Your doctor may use this procedure to identify any strictures (narrowing) in your bile and pancreatic ducts, to biopsy abnormalities, to remove gallstones and to place a stent (plastic or metal).

This procedure involves the ingestion of a small capsule that contains a tiny camera that can take 2-4 images per second for eight hours. It has been specifically developed to view the small bowel.
Capsule endoscopy is used to try and pinpoint bleeding in hidden areas in the small bowel. It is also useful for tracking small bowel tumours and obscure abdominal pain.

A double balloon enteroscopy is a non-surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disorders. An ADBE allows the physician to examine the small bowel directly through the upper gastrointestinal tract using a flexible scope (enteroscope). Both the enteroscope camera and the overtube are fitted with balloons. Once the patient is sedated, the enteroscope and overtube are inserted through the mouth, down the oesophagus and into the small bowel. Small balloons near the tip of the overtube and the enteroscope are inflated and deflated to hold the overtube and enteroscope in position whilst the physician guides the enteroscope further along the small bowel.  
 
An endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a technique performed during a gastroscopy or colonoscopy in which large and usually flat polyps are removed. EMR procedure allows removal of tumours without surgery. It is performed using an endoscope — a flexible, tube-like instrument that allows our gastroenterologists to see a high degree of detail. The EMR technique can be used to remove growths in the upper GI tract or colon that might otherwise require surgery.
 

ESD is a minimally invasive therapeutic procedure that involves removing dangerous growths (eg polyps) from the inner layer (mucosa) or the area between the inner and outer wall (submucosa) of your oesophagus, stomach or bowel, using an endoscope and an electrically heated knife.

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