Colonoscopy Clinics in Melbourne
Dr Naseem Mirbagheri is a highly qualified surgical expert on pelvic floor and colorectal disorders, operating out of clinics in Melbourne and Berwick. She has spent more than 14 years extensively researching and training in Australia. As a surgeon she is committed to providing all patients who visit her clinics in Melbourne with compassionate and clinically skilled surgical consultations and services across range of colorectal, pelvic floor and endoscopy procedures, including colonoscopy.
One of the many procedures that Dr Naseem undertakes in Melbourne is that of a colonoscopy – an endoscopic visual examination of a patient’s large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a camera attached to a flexible tube. An endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that Dr Naseem uses to view a patient’s digestive tract to diagnose any issues you may be having and to get to the root of your problem.
What is involved in a colonoscopy?
Preparation for a colonoscopy begins 24 hours before the procedure, and involves fasting, maintaining clear fluids only, and a laxative preparation to ensure the bowel is clear. Because you are sedated using a mild anaesthetic, recovery time is only 1 to 2 hours.
In cases where an pelvic floor examination is required as well, you will received a general anaesthetic. Although colonoscopy is a relatively minor procedure, there is certain risk associated with it, such as bleeding especially if a polyp has been removed and in rare cases bowel perforation- this risk is highest in cases where a large polyp needs to be removed.
All the information you require to prepare your bowel prior to the procedure will be provided to you. Please email Dr Naseem on [email protected] to receive a copy of the bowel preparation information. To ensure that you feel comfortable about your colonoscopy procedure, Dr Naseem will always take the time to address any concerns and questions you may have with the utmost care and consideration.
Dr Naseem practises surgical procedures including colonoscopy in both private and public hospitals and clinics across Melbourne:
- St John of God Berwick (private)
- Epworth Eastern (private)
- Epworth Richmond (private)
- Box Hill Hospital (public)
The next step for your colonoscopy
In addition to being one of the only female surgeons in Melbourne with a PHD in pelvic floor disorders, Dr Naseem’s research has received national recognition, and her endoscopic services including colonoscopy have been recognised by the Gastroenterology Society of Australia. Dr Naseem is committed to the ongoing research of pelvic floor and colorectal conditions and continues to publish and present her findings on the national and international stage.
If you believe that Dr Naseem is the right surgeon for your procedure, or if you have any further questions about your colonoscopy, or Dr Naseem’s work, please contact her office on 1300 79 50 90. You can also use our online referral page; fill in the online form and attach your referral letter. Dr Naseem’s secretary will be in touch within 24-hours to book an appointment.
Consultations are conducted out of Richmond or Berwick, with a possible wait time of 1 to 2 weeks for non-urgent cases.