Why Choose Us?
✓ No Gap Provider
✓ Choice of 5 Doctors
✓ Procedures performed daily (Mon-Fri)
✓ Choice of 2 Hospitals
✓ Experienced, efficient,
✓ Endoscopists of choice
Make an Appointment
You are welcome to come in and see us whether you have hospital cover (private health insurance) or if you are a patient who is self-insured/funded.
When making a booking with one of our friendly administration team you will need a current referral from your medical practitioner, medicare card details and health fund or DVA card details (if applicable).
We offer services by open access (without consultation first), ensuring the service takes place as quickly as possible. The Doctor performing your endoscopy service will see you on the day immediately prior to performing the service. You will need to return to your medical practitioner shortly after you have had your endoscopy service to discuss the results and ongoing management.
Downs Endoscopy Services was founded as a result of the increasing demand for endoscopy procedures in Toowoomba; endoscopy was more accurate and allowed for extra functions than the use of barium contrast x-rays (which also involved significant radiation exposure).
The founding directors realised that there was a need for an efficient, easy-to-access endoscopy service in Toowoomba, where patients and their GPs could review the results of their procedure as soon as required. This meant that the GPs could continue a patient’s care plan, or refer the patient to further specialist care if deemed necessary.
DES was first based at the Toowoomba Specialist Centre. Upper endoscopies (gastroscopies) were performed in the Toowoomba Surgicentre Theatre which was also located in the Toowoomba Specialist Centre. Lower endoscopies (colonoscopies) were performed at St Vincent’s Hospital. Read more >