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Welcome to the new pathway to refer suitable patients directly for a diagnostic endoscopic procedure at one of the four public hospitals within Metro South Health.
The Direct Access Endoscopy (DAE) pathway:
Suitable patients can be referred to DAE for suspected malignancy, positive FOBT, follow-up or surveillance procedures (no greater than 3 months from due date), strong family history of gastrointestinal cancers or confirmation of coeliac disease with positive serology (or strong suspicion despite negative serology).
Once the procedure is completed, the proceduralist will provide the referring GP with the histology results along with a brief report of the findings and recommendations for follow up.
Please go through the relevant info/consent form (available under 'Useful links' below) with your patient and ensure that your patient brings a hardcopy of the form when they present to the hospital for their appointment.
Please contact the Gastroenterology Unit at your local hospital should you require information on specific patients: