When you attend your appointment
with Dr Paramsothy
Please ensure you bring the following:
- Referral letter from GP
- Investigation results (blood & stool tests, imaging studies / scans, prior scope reports)
- List of current medications
- Other relevant past medical records / correspondence
- Medicare card
- Health insurance fund card
Please arrive 15 minutes before your initial appointment time to allow us to complete your registration process.
What to Expect
On your initial visit, Dr Paramsothy will comprehensively review your medical history and investigations to date, conduct a detailed evaluation of your current symptoms, and perform a physical examination.
Dr Paramsothy will discuss his findings, and go through the various options with you. He will then recommend a personalised management plan that may consist of:
- additional investigations (blood / stool / imaging studies) to accurately determine a diagnosis
- diagnostic or therapeutic endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy, colonoscopy)
- commencement of treatment for your medical condition using any combination of:
- dietary modification
- lifestyle strategies
Based on your unique circumstances, Dr Paramsothy will recommend follow up care with either himself or your GP to assess your progress.
Symptoms & Conditions Treated
Abdominal pain / cramps
Bowel cancer screening
Functional gut disorders
Gastrointestinal bleeding (upper gut and lower gut)
Gastro-oesophageal reflux / Heartburn
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel syndrome
Liver disease and liver test abnormalities
Loss of appetite
Oesophageal cancer screening
Stomach cancer screening
Swallowing problems / Dysphagia
Ulcer disease (Peptic ulcers)
What is Endoscopy (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy)?
An endoscopy is a procedure to look inside your gastrointestinal (GI) tract using a video-camera attached to the tip of a thin flexible fibre-optic tube. It is performed under sedation. During these procedures, small samples of your gut lining can be obtained for testing. Pre-cancerous growths (polyps) can also be removed during these procedures. There are two main types of endoscopy:
A thin fibre-optic tube is inserted through the mouth to view your oesophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine.
A thin fibre-optic tube is inserted through your back passage (anus) to view your entire large intestine (colon) and the last part of small intestine (terminal ileum).
Bowel Preparation Instructions
If Dr Paramsothy arranges a colonoscopy for you as part of your management, it is important that you carefully follow the bowel preparation instructions to maximise the yield of the procedure. This will help ensure that your colon is adequately cleared of contents to optimise visibility and allow for a detailed examination of the bowel. If the preparation is not adequate, parts of your bowel may not be visualised due to retained stool content. Please refer to the attached information sheet on bowel preparation. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the staff for assistance.
- Bowel Polyps
- Coeliac Disease
- Dietary Advice for Chronic GI Disease
- Digestive System
- Diverticular Disease
- Fatty Liver
- H Pylori
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohns & Ulcerative Colitis)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Iron Deficiency
- Lactose Intolerance
- Low FODMAP Diet
EXPEDITED QUALITY CONSULTATIONS
Dr Sudarshan Paramsothy understands the importance of patients being seen promptly.
Staff will aim to offer appointments as soon as possible.
Please provide us with 24-hour notice if you are unable to keep an appointment. This courtesy allows other patients who are waiting for an appointment to be scheduled sooner.
STRICTLY NO GAP FOR PROCEDURES
All privately insured patients are covered by a “strict no gap” policy for procedures, anaesthetist and any pathology.