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about Riverina Day Surgery - Endoscopy

Direct or Open Access Endoscopy is the direct patient referral for a routine colonoscopy or gastroscopy from a GP to Riverina Day Surgery.

No prior consultation with a specialist is required.

Reasons for referring a patient for a colonoscopy/gastroscopy

  • Positive Faecal Occult Blood test
  • National Bowel screening program
  • Family history of colorectal cancer
  • Anaemia
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Change in usual bowel habit
  • Diarrhoea (stool culture negative)
  • Unexplained abdominal pain > than 6 weeks
  • Unexplained weight loss

For patients with a history of adenomatous polyps or colorectal cancer, regular surveillance colonoscopy would also be recommended through the Direct Access Program.

Direct Access Exclusions
Not all patients are suitable for open access. For patients with significant comorbidities or elderly patients with multiple comorbidities, a consultation with a specialist prior to colonoscopy may be considered by the GP at the practice.


Our specialists are highly regarded NSW Gastroenterologists, who provide high quality and timely diagnostic & therapeutic endoscopic services.
Dr. Simon Benstock
Dr. Lindsay Chow
Dr. Vincent Fernon
Dr. Nishmi Gunsingam
Dr. Craig Haifer
Dr. Andrew Kim

contact Riverina Day Surgery - Endoscopy

02 6925 6256

02 6925 6257

2-8 Meurant Ave, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

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