Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, having checked the location of the consultation rooms. Please also bring your referral and Medicare, Pension and Health Fund Cards. Please bring with you your registration form, privacy consent and financial consent form. All consultation fees are required to be paid for on the day of your appointment. Please note our preferred method of payment is EFTPOS, as no change is kept on these premises. There is a patient dedicated carpark located off Stanley Street, called the Mater Hill West carpark. We recommend if you are driving to park here. The other alternative is to park at the Hancock Street carpark. You may need to allow extra time prior to your arrival to find a park. All our appointments are confirmed via SMS.
At Mater Hill Gastroenterology, our specialists are trained in undertaking the following procedures. Please click on them to find out more. Please note the information contained in this documents will also be discussed at your consultation appointment.
Hepatitis B and C treatment
Due to the difficulty of filling last-minute cancellations, we respectfully request 24 hours’ notice, for all consultation bookings, if you are unable to attend. Please be advised if you fail to notify us of your cancellation, up to 50% penalty fee will be charged.
Can I drive home or catch a taxi after the procedure?
The sedating drugs continue to affect a person for 12 hours after their administration and it is against the law to be in charge of a vehicle or heavy machinery during this time. You may catch a taxi after the procedure but must have an accompanying responsible adult other than the taxi driver. It is also important to realize that a person is not capable of operating equipment including cooking appliances, being solely being solely responsible for small children or making important/legal decisions during this 12-hour period.
Do I really need to have someone at home with me after the procedure?
Often patients look and sound completely back to their normal selves soon after the procedure. However, the sedating drugs remain in your system for 12 hours and during this time irresponsible decisions can be made which could compromise your safety. There is also a risk of falls, bleeding and fainting.
Why am I restricted with travel plans after a colonoscopy?
There are well documented bleeding risks following polypectomy (polyp removal) performed during a colonoscopy. The major risk following polypectomy is in the first 3 days and hence we recommend no long distance car travel or air travel during the first 3 days post procedure. Following this, there is continued risk of bleeding for up to 28 days post procedure so we recommend that travel to remote places and overseas travel is deferred until after this period.
The following fact sheets provide patients with a general overview of some of the common conditions we treat at Mater Hill Gastroenterology.
The fact sheets also include information about recovery and prevention.