Endoscopy – Melbourne
Contact Gastro Melbourne to organise an endoscopy with our specialist, Dr Sina Malki.
Dr Sina Malki offers a range of specialised endoscopic services.
At Gastro Melbourne, we understand that you deserve the highest level of care and service. Our specialist Dr Sina Malki is equipped with the modern technology needed to provide a comprehensive range of endoscopic services.
These services include:
- Capsule endoscopies
For your convenience, endoscopies can be performed on weekdays and Saturdays.
The highest level of care and service
High-Quality Endoscopic Care
If you're experiencing abdominal pain, nausea, frequent heartburn or difficulty swallowing, you need to get an endoscopy done.
The purpose of an endoscopy is to examine, diagnose and treat a number of digestive issues. The examination involves a small camera mounted to a tube that is used by the physician to examine your digestive tract and determine the cause of pain, swelling or discomfort.
Get your examination completed today at Gastro Melbourne, or call Dr Sina Malki for more information.
An endoscopy helps identify the cause of your problem
What is a gastroscopy?
This procedure involves an endoscope (a long, thin flexible tube with a camera lens at the tip) being passed through the mouth into the oesophagus, stomach and first part of the small bowel.
This allows the doctor to inspect these areas as well as perform specialised procedures, such as a biopsy.
A gastroscopy is performed as day surgery in hospital.
Why is a gastroscopy done?
A gastroscopy is usually performed to evaluate symptoms of indigestion, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or difficulty swallowing. It is also the most effective test for finding the cause of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. It is more accurate than an x-ray for detecting inflammation, ulcers or tumours in the upper GI tract. Biopsies (samples of tissue) can be taken to determine sites of infection, to test the functioning of the small bowel, and to diagnose abnormal tissue, including conditions such as coeliac disease and cancerous lesions.
A gastroscopy is also used to treat upper GI tract conditions. Your doctor can pass small instruments through the endoscope to directly treat many abnormalities with little to no discomfort. For example, your doctor might stretch a narrowed area, remove polyps (usually benign growths) or treat bleeding.
What is colonoscopy?
This procedure involves a colonoscope (a long, thin flexible tube with a camera lens at the tip) being passed through the rectum into the colon. It allows the doctor to inspect the large intestine and also perform specialised procedures, such as biopsies and polyp removals.
Why have a colonoscopy?
Colonoscopies 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 abdominal pain, bleeding from the bowel, changes in bowel habits, and weight loss.
For individuals with a family history of bowel cancer, this may also be an appropriate test to to take.
What is capsule endoscopy?
Capsule endoscopy is also known as pill-camera or wireless endoscopy.
Capsule endoscopy is more sensitive than many other techniques and is used mainly to pinpoint bleeding in hidden areas of the small bowel. This procedure is successful in discovering a source of bleeding in approximately 60–70% of patients, and useful for tracking small bowel tumours and obscure abdominal pain.
In Australia, we are currently researching and trialling a new generation of capsules for examination of the gullet and large bowel.
Why choose Dr Sina Malki?
- Years of experience
- Passionate doctor
- Offers holistic care
- GESA and FRACP member
- Offers thorough consultations
- Committed to delivering excellence in health care