Your initial consultation will involve taking a full medical history, a physical examination (if required) and a plan for investigation with ongoing management if appropriate, of your gastrointestinal condition. As a patient of Coastal Gastroenterology you will have access to our online resources which will provide you with the information you need to understand your condition and any ongoing treatment required.
With your formal consent, our communication with you will be via email, telephone, and text message.
If you are +75yo and/or frail, have multiple complex medical problems, have severe respiratory or cardiac problems, you will require a consultation prior to any endoscopic procedures. This will allow discussion of the risks and benefits of these procedures and will ensure your medical conditions are optimised prior to your procedure.
If you are uncertain about whether you need a consultation prior to any endoscopic procedure.