Colonoscopies Save Lives

Colonoscopies Save Lives

Have Your Referral & Ready To Book?

TRUST YOUR GUT. DON’T IGNORE THE SYMPTOMS.

Do you have unexplained stomach issues? Are you at risk of Bowel Cancer because of age or family history? Is your follow-up colonoscopy overdue?

A colonoscopy is the most effective procedure to examine your bowel lining, diagnose your digestive problems and prevent Bowel Cancer.

GET SCREENED. BOOK YOUR COLONOSCOPY WITHIN 2 WEEKS.*

*Applies to qualifying patients

MONTSERRAT, THE COLONOSCOPY SPECIALISTS 

For over 20 years, Montserrat Gastroenterologists have been diagnosing and treating people’s digestive health issues, offering a comprehensive colonoscopy service that’s both affordable and accessible.

Why Our Patients Book Montserrat

  • Minimal wait times (be seen within two weeks)
  • No Gap Doctors. Affordable pricing
  • Self-insured & privately insured patients welcome
  • Highly experienced Gastrointestinal specialist team
  • 3 convenient Brisbane locations with free on-site parking
  • Commitment to patient care & satisfaction
  • High quality colonoscopies with leading detection rates
  • Easy bookings online or call our experienced team on 07 3833 6701

Put your trust in our Gastroenterologists who together perform over 10,000 endoscopies each year.

BOOKING ENQUIRY FORM

To book please phone 07 3833 6701 or complete the form below:

If you are phoning to book, please have the below information ready:

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AFFORDABLE COLONOSCOPY. NO GAP DOCTORS.
NO HIDDEN FEES.

Montserrat welcomes privately insured and self-insured patients to access our premium colonoscopy services. We strive to make our colonoscopy procedures affordable, so you can prioritise your health without fearing the expense.

Pay no-gap for your colonoscopy procedure (other than your excess or co-payment, if applicable).*

* Patients must have adequate private health insurance to qualify for the no-gap offering.

Phone 07 3833 6701 or email bookings@montserrat.com.au to request a competitive, all-inclusive quote, which includes your Doctor, Hospital and Anesthetist fees.

RAPID ACCESS COLONOSCOPY. BE SEEN WITHIN 2 weeks.

If you’re suffering symptoms, due for a check-up or in a higher risk category because of age or a family history of bowel cancer, this is the time to get screened.

Now, you can book your colonoscopy within 2 weeks using Montserrat’s rapid access colonoscopy service.* This service books your colonoscopy with the next available Montserrat Gastroenterologist at one of three convenient Brisbane locations so you can get the answers you seek quickly and reduce unnecessary stress and anxiety.

Speak with our experienced bookings team on 07 3833 6701 for more information.

* Applies to qualifying patients

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Detecting early signs of bowel cancer is crucial. If found early, more than 90% of cases can be successfully treated. Doctors recommend people aged 45-74 to screen for bowel cancer at home using the National Bowel Cancer Screening Test Kit.

If you are experiencing blood in your stool, rectal bleeding or have a positive fecal immunochemical test result, seek an urgent referal from your GP and have a colonoscopy within 30 days.

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MEET OUR WORLD CLASS TEAM OF GASTROENTEROLOGISTS

Decades of experience.  Renowned in Brisbane’s medical community. Thousands of high quality colonoscopies performed annually.
Meet our Gastrointestinal Specialist Team making a profound difference in patients’ lives.

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Dr Peter Ko

Gastroenterologist
MBBS (Hons), FRACP

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Dr Cliona Maguire

Gastroenterologist
MB, BCh, MRCPI, FRACP

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Dr Hadi Moattar

Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
MBBS FRACP

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Dr Mark Norrie

Gastroenterologist
BHB, M/B, ChB, FRACP, PhD

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Dr Terrence Tan

Gastroenterologist
M.B., B.S., FRACP, PH.D

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Dr John Wong

Gastroenterologist
MBBS (Hons), FRACP

OUR BRISBANE LOCATIONS

Montserrat offers consultations and colonoscopies at the following hospital locations in Brisbane.
Free on-site parking is available.

Westside Private Hospital

Level 1 Westside Private Hospital, 32 Morrow Street
Taringa Q 4068

Phone (07) 3833 6701
Email bookings@montserrat.com.au
Fax (07) 3833 6740

North Lakes Day Hospital

7 Endeavour Boulevard, North Lakes Qld 4509
(Located next to QHealth Precinct)

Phone (07) 3833 6755
Email bookingsbrisbanenorth@montserrat.com.au
Fax (07) 3491 3614

Samford Road Day Hospital

383-391 Samford Rd, Gaythorne Qld 4051
(behind Enoggera Army Barracks)

Phone (07) 3833 6794
Email bookings@montserrat.com.au
Fax (07) 3354 3296

questions? OUR TEAM ARE HERE TO HELP

An important first-step in your healthcare journey, is speaking to experienced employees. Montserrat has an experienced Medical Services Team who can assist with your enquiries Monday to Friday:

P: 07 3833 6701
E: bookings@montserrat.com.au

Frequently asked questions

For over two decades, we’ve helped thousands of patients diagnose their digestive issues and improve their quality of life through colonoscopies. Explore our colonoscopy FAQ below for valuable information to empower your health decisions.

A colonoscopy is an effective procedure that examines the entire inner lining of your bowel (colon and rectum) to remove polyps (abnormal growths of tissue), inject bleeding blood vessels, and take biopsies if required.

A colonoscopy can be used to diagnose bowel cancer if present and various other diseases.

During your colonoscopy, Montserrat’s Gastroenterologist will spend time analysing your bowel lining, looking for changes to the normal landscape. They will remove anything that looks suspicious, like polyps because they can cause bleeding or even become cancerous.

Although the majority of polyps are benign (not cancerous), a small percentage may contain an area of cancer or develop into cancer if not removed. Removal of polyps is an important step towards the prevention of cancer, which is why it’s crucial to identify and remove them at an early stage.

A colonoscopy is usually recommended if you have symptoms that require further investigating, including:

  • Stomach discomfort or bowel complications
  • Rectal bleeding, abdominal pain or bloating
  • Colonic polyps
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Unplanned weight loss
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhoea
  • Family history of Bowel Cancer

 

A colonoscopy may also be recommended to investigate or confirm conditions such as:

  • Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
  • Other types of Colitis
  • Bowel Cancer (Colon Cancer)

You will meet with one of our experienced nurses for a prep appointment. They’ll guide you through the entire process, provide you with your bowel preparation kit, and give you clear instructions.

A colonoscopy is performed using a colonoscope (a long, thin flexible tube equipped with a mini video camera and fibre optic lighting) to examine your lower gastrointestinal tract.

It is a quick and generally painless procedure, that takes approximately 30 minutes and is performed under general anaesthetic.

Complications are rare as Montserrat’s Gastroenterologists are experienced in performing colonoscopies. We have a duty of care to inform you of the potential side effects, although rare, which include:

  • Reaction or sensitivity to sedative medication
  • Perforation of the lining of the bowel (about one in 2000-5000 patients)
  • Bleeding (about one in 300-500 patients) 
  • Infection of the bowel, blood and other organs

Very rare risks include:

  • Heart attacks, cardiac arrests, blood clots and breathing problems

The most accurate method to examine a person’s colon (ie. large intestine) is through a colonoscopy. Whilst there is a small risk, abnormalities may not be detected as no test is perfect, Montserrat has a robust quality management system to ensure our colonoscopies are performed to the highest standard using high quality diagnostic medical equipment.

Montserrat’s Gastroenterologists are no gap Doctors. Patients with adequate private health insurance pay no additional out-of-pocket expense other than their policy excess or co-payment (if applicable). Sometimes the Anasthetist fee may be charged separately.

Self-insured patients can obtain a competitive, all-inclusive quote on request by contacting our bookings team on:

P: (07) 3833 6701
E: bookings@montserrat.com.au

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