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Our Gastroenterology Unit provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services and procedures, including:

  • gastroscopy
  • colonoscopy
  • therapeutic procedures such as dilatation of strictures, removing large polyps, insertion of feeding tubes and specialised procedures on the pancreas and biliary tree (ERCP and Endoscopic ultrasound).

Additionally, the unit treats a large number of patients presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding.

We care for patients presenting through the Emergency Department with a wide range of problems. There is also a 24/7 emergency endoscopy service.

We run two weekly outpatients clinic and have bi-weekly multidisciplinary hepato-biliary and colorectal meetings.

Our gastroenterologists have sub-speciality interests in hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease and interventional endoscopy. We are supported by one advanced trainee in gastroenterology, a General Medicine advanced trainee and resident staff.

Our doctors

  • Dr David Badov – Head of Unit
  • Dr Sujie Chandran
  • Dr Leon Fisher – Head of Endoscopy
  • Dr Askin Gunes
  • Dr Abha Kaul
  • Dr Richard La Nauze
  • Dr Aaron Thornton

Contact us

  • Outpatient enquiries – (03) 9784 2600
  • Gastroenterology Registrar – (03) 9784 7777 (via switchboard)
  • Endoscopy Waiting List Manger – (03) 9784 8457 | MGardiner@phcn.vic.gov.au