Western Health Endoscopic Services provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures for the benefit of inpatients and outpatients of Western Health. Procedures are performed across 3 campuses: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital and Sunbury Day Hospital.
We aim to provide high quality, safe, timely, efficient and accessible endoscopic services to patients in the West. We offer our patients excellence in the latest endoscopic techniques, some of which make it possible to avoid surgery in many cases. Most of our endoscopic services are for upper or lower gastrointestinal (GI) cancer prevention, diagnosis, exclusion or treatment.
Western Health Endoscopic Services is a training and teaching centre for basic and advanced procedures. We train gastroenterology and surgical registrars, an interventional endoscopy fellow, respiratory registrars and a nurse colonoscopist. Patients may have their procedure performed by a trainee or registrar, under the supervision of a qualified specialist.