Your primary care physician may ask you to see a gastroenterologist for many reasons. Gastroenterologists are experts in diagnosing and treating patients for symptoms that arise from the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, including the oesophagus, stomach, large and small bowels, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. Examples of such symptoms could include diarrhea, constipation, trouble swallowing, heartburn, or abdominal pain. They also perform screening or surveillance colonoscopy for patients with a family history of colon cancer or personal history of colon polyps.
Your first visit will allow your gastroenterologist to evaluate your symptoms. As part of that consultation, your gastroenterologist may request additional tests or procedures such as blood tests, imaging studies, or endoscopic examinations for diagnosis or treatment. A treatment plan may also be prescribed along with a follow-up plan of care.
You may schedule an appointment with one of our specialists by contacting his personal assistant on 1-300-580-239. Your first visit will be an office visit only. No procedures will be done at this time. Please provide us with 24-hour notice if you are unable to keep an appointment. We have a long wait for appointments, and this courtesy allows other patients who are waiting for an appointment to be scheduled sooner. Your first visit will be an office visit only. No procedures will be done at this time.
You will be asked to complete a registration form at the time of your first visit. This will help expedite the registration process. It is also important that you bring the following items:
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, go to the nearest emergency department.
Follow-up care is an important part of your treatment plan. Our specialists will advise on this matter after the tests are performed.
Should our specialists schedule you for an outpatient procedure such as an endoscopy, colonoscopy or a video capsule endoscopy, there will be no bill issued as we (our anaesthetist and pathologist) practice “no gap” cover for procedures.