Gastroenterology at Hollywood
Hollywood’s Gastroenterology Unit offers patients a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Conditions we treat include:
- Bowel and other gastrointestinal cancers
- Liver, oesophageal, pancreatic, colon and rectal diseases
- Coeliac disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Peptic ulcers
- Polyps and pre-cancerous lesions
Our procedures include
- Cancer screening and detection
- Gastroscopy and colonoscopy
- Capsule endoscopy
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- Dilation of strictures
- Oesophageal and colonic stenting
- PEG Tube insertion and replacement
- Haemorrhoid banding
The Gastroenterology Unit has 20 beds and three procedure rooms, all equipped with the latest high-definition endoscopes, processors and sterilising equipment. All scopes and monitors are state-of-the-art and are updated regularly.
The department is staffed by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals with specialist expertise in the area of gastroenterology.
Endoscopic Ultrasound Service
The only private endoscopic ultrasound service north of the river is delivered through the Gastroenterology Unit at Hollywood. Our endoscopic ultrasound service offers high frequency ultrasound that can detect and biopsy lesions as small as 2–3 millimetres. The service complements established cancer and gastroenterology services at the hospital, and can also be used in stone and cystic disease of the pancreas and bile ducts.
A new specialised paediatric colonoscopy and endoscopy service is now being offered at Hollywood. Delivered by specialist paediatric gastroenterologists, the procedures can help diagnose conditions in babies and young children such as reflux, celiac disease, eosinophilia oesophagitis or inflammatory bowel disease.
To view the list of Hollywood’s gastroenterologists, click here