Upper & Lower Endoscopy
Endoscopy allows the surgeon to examine your digestive track without surgery. An endoscope is a flexible tube that has a light and camera attached to it. The pictures will be viewed on a colour TV monitor. Sometimes endoscopy can be combined with ultrasound to gather more information about various parts of the digestive tract.
The endoscope is passed through the mouth and throat, into the oesophagus. The surgeon can view the oesophagus, the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine.
Lower Endoscopy / Colonoscopy
The endoscope is passed through the rectum to view the large intestine (colon).
Body Mass Index (BMI): A Quick Calculator
If your BMI is 30 – 39.9, you are considered to be obese; 40 – 49.9 is morbidly obese, and 50+ is super obese. BMI can be useful in helping you understand whether you are in a healthy weight range. But it’s only part of the equation. Your initial consultation with Dr Ma includes a thorough medical examination, full medical history and questions about your current lifestyle and weight management history.
Dr Suzanne Ma
MBBS (Monash) FRACS (General)
Dr Ma is an expert in weight loss surgery as part of an overall weight loss for life and health program.