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Best Gastroenterologists in Melbourne VIC, Australia

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Dr Chamara Basnayake - Gastroenterologists
Fitzroy, 41 Victoria Parade, Melbourne, VIC 3002 - 1.25 kilometers
St Vincent's Hospital - 1.25 kilometers
Fitzroy, 41 Victoria Parade, Melbourne, VIC 3002
11 years of experience
Video Consultation, Colonoscopy, Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach), Bloating + 34 more

Chamara Basnayake is a Melbourne trained academic Gastroenterologist at Central Melbourne Gastroenterology with a public hospital appointment at St Vincent's Hospital and is a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne.

Chamara graduated from medicine at Monash University, completed his physician training at Monash Health where he won the John Burgess prize for best medical registrar and was the Chief Medical Resident. He completed his Gastroenterology training at Monash Medical Centre and St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and subsequently completed a PhD in the treatment of functional gut disorders at the University of Melbourne. Chamara then completed a fellowship in oesophageal motility disorders at KU Leuven in Belgium. 

Chamara combines a busy clinical practice, research program and teaching commitment. He runs the oesophageal physiology laboratory and functional gut disorders clinic at St Vincent's Hospital.

Chamara has awards in teaching, award for best research for the treatment of IBS at European Gastroenterology week and won the prestigious Ray Clouse Award in 2021 for the world’s best research publication in functional gut disorders by the The Rome Foundation.

Chamara is passionate about treating all gastrointestinal conditions, prides himself on providing high quality endoscopy, clear communication with patients and GP's, offers quick access to open access endoscopy at St Vincent's Private Hospital and is happy to discuss urgent referrals.

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Fitzroy, 41 Victoria Parade, Melbourne, VIC 3002 - 1.25 kilometers
St Vincent's Hospital - 1.25 kilometers
Fitzroy, 41 Victoria Parade, Melbourne, VIC 3002
14 years of experience
Bowel Cancer Screening, Coeliac Disease, Coeliac Disease, Fatty Liver Disease + 3 more
Dr John Nik Ding, a gastroenterologist at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, specialises in gastroenterology and hepatology with a primary interest in Irritable Bowel Disease. He is also the lead for the National Bowel Cancer Program. As well as St Vincent’s public hospital, Dr Ding also sees patients at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Jolimont Endoscopy, and Brunswick Private Hospital.

Dr Ding’s areas of special interests are as follows:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Bowel Cancer Screening
Fatty Liver Disease
Coeliac Disease
Chronic Liver Disease

Dr Ding’s PhD research focused on therapeutic stratification of patients with IBD, and was carried out at Imperial College London, where he is now the principal investigator of clinical trials for IBD. He continues to be involved in research and has published a number of journal articles. He also supervises MD students and PhD students, and has written and co-edited the textbook ‘Biomarkers in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.’

Dr Ding has spent time as the head of research for the European Crohn’s and Colitis committee and regularly speaks at conferences worldwide. He is also a committee member of the Australian IBD association and founding chair of the Young Gastroenterology Society Network in Australia.
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Parkville, 300 Grattan St, VIC 3052 - 1.79 kilometers
The Royal Melbourne Hospital - 1.79 kilometers
Parkville, 300 Grattan St, VIC 3052
Bowel Cancer Screening
Dr Britt Christensen practises gastroenterology and endoscopy at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, with private practice at Focus Gastroenterology in East Melbourne, Williamstown, Werribee, Altona, and Sydenham. She specialises in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and leads the Royal Melbourne Hospital IBD Unit. In addition to IBD, Dr Christensen also treats a number of other conditions as listed below:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Iron deficiency anaemia
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Coeliac disease
Liver disorders

Initially qualifying at the University of Melbourne, Dr Christensen later studied a master’s degree in Public Health at Monash University, for which she received a Medal of Academic Excellence. She was also awarded a fellowship which allowed her to undertake two years of further training at the world-renowned Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the University of Chicago.

Dr Christensen has a significant interest in research and has had her work published in a number of journals. Her current research is in pregnancy and IBD, mucosal healing and drug level monitoring in IBD, and intestinal ultrasound in IBD. Dr Christensen has also authored several chapters in IBD textbooks and is a reviewer for a top gastroenterology journal.

Dr Christensen founded the IBD Pregnancy Clinic at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and continues to be a part of the multidisciplinary team. She is also involved in multiple clinical trials and supervises a number of PhD and master’s students. In addition, Dr Christensen is a scientific board member for the International Bowel Ultrasound Group.

Dr Christensen lives in Melbourne with her husband and two young children and whilst away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and reading.
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East Melbourne, 159 Grey St, Melbourne, VIC 3002 - 1.86 kilometers
St Vincent's Private Hospital - 1.86 kilometers
East Melbourne, 159 Grey St, Melbourne, VIC 3002
17 years of experience
Bowel Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, ERCP Procedure, Endoscopy + 2 more

Dr Suhirdan Vivekanandarajah is an experienced associate at the Diagnostic Endoscopy Centre (DEC) in St Vincent's Clinic and is also in charge of the Sydney Gut Clinic. He also sees patients at the Centre for Digestive Diseases and Sydney Specialist Suites. Dr Vivekanandarajah has substantial expertise in clinical and interventional gastroenterology and is trained in performing more complex procedures.

Dr Suhirdan Vivekanandarajah gained his medical degree from the University of New South Wales in 2003 before going on to undertake his gastrointestinal and endoscopic training which included diagnostic and interventional gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and ERCP. Following this, Dr Vivekanandarajah was accepted into the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and was subsequently awarded an interventional fellowship in EUS and ERCP at the Institute of Advanced Endoscopy.

In addition to his clinical interests, Dr Vivekanandarajah’s has research interests are in the early detection of gastrointestinal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and functional bowel disorders. He regularly publishes his work and contributes to medical education and conferences.

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Melbourne, 55 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004 - 4.18 kilometers
the Alfred Hospital - 4.18 kilometers
Melbourne, 55 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004
Coeliac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr Ilana Gory is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist with public appointment at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. Dr Gory likes to take a holistic and caring approach to the treatment of patients. Her specialist interests include:

Bowel cancer screening
Liver disease (particularly NAFLD)
Functional gut disorders
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Iron deficiency anaemia
Coeliac Disease

Dr Gory studied medicine at Monash University and undertook further training at the Alfred Hospital and the Austin Hospital. She has been awarded the GESA postgraduate research scholarship and is currently involved in the research of colorectal cancer and adenoma development in cystic fibrosis patients. Dr Gory has published a number of research papers and presented her work nationally and internationally.

Dr Gory also offers endoscopy services at Epworth Richmond, the Avenue Hospital, Windsor and Prahran Gastroenterology, Victoria.
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What is a Gastroenterologist?

Gastroenterology is all about exploring, diagnosing, treating and preventing illnesses and other disorders of the digestive system. They investigate diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, which runs from your mouth through the entire alimentary canal to the anus. All gastroenterologists are experienced in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and most are also experienced in lower GI endoscopy and colonoscopy. The best Melbourne gastroenterologists carry out a wide range of diagnoses and treatments covering colonoscopy and endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and liver biopsies, often specialising in things like transplant hepatology, advanced endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease or IBS, and small bowel endoscopy.

When to see a Gastroenterologist?

It’s likely your first stop will be your family doctor. If they suspect there’s something that needs further investigation, they’ll refer you to a specialist. The top gastroenterologists in Australia handle all manner of conditions, illnesses and diseases, from a bleeding digestive tract to liver and gallbladder issues and heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, cancers, and colon diseases like IBS and Chron’s. They can help with constant vomiting or nausea, piles (haemorrhoids), some hernias, malnutrition, malabsorption problems in the intestines, and more.

What conditions does a Gastroenterologist treat?

A gastroenterologist treats a large collection of conditions, simply because the digestive tract involves so many different organs.

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bloating
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Constipation
  • Gallstones
  • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
  • Heart Burn
  • Hiatus Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Swollen Stomach

What procedures can you find at a Gastroenterology clinic? 

While gastroenterologists are not qualified to carry out surgery, they deal with some very important procedures:

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Video Consultation

What subspecialties are included in gastroenterology?  

Again because the alimentary canal is so complex and varied, gastroenterology involves a long list of important sub-specialities:

  • Clinical nutrition
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Functional bowel disease
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Hepatology or hepatobiliary medicine – the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile ducts
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
  • Inherited cancer syndromes
  • Pancreaticobiliary – the pancreas and biliary system
  • Proctology – the anus and rectum
  • Small bowel disease
  • Transplants
  • Tropical diseases
  • Upper GI disease – the oesophagus and stomach

What should you expect at a gastroenterology clinic? 

Most of the time you’ll be referred by your family doctor. You might be referred directly for an outpatient procedure called an Endoscopy or Gastroscopy, or you might need to have other tests before you can make your appointment. Your gastroenterologist will ask about your family and medical histories and your lifestyle, as well as quizzing you about your condition, symptoms and more. Once they’ve established what the problem is they will come up with expert recommendations for treatment, lifestyle changes, or surgery.

How can I book an appointment with a gastroenterologist in Australia?

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