Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides inpatient and outpatient services.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides a wide range of services, covering all aspects of the following:

  • Luminal gastroenterology
  • Familial bowel cancer
  • Liver and hepatobiliary disease
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Oesophageal diseases (swallowing disorders and reflux)
  • Hepatology (Hepatitis C, general hepatology)
  • Clinical nutrition (including home parenteral nutrition)
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (multidisciplinary meeting, management)
  • IBD Pregnancy clinic (attended by both IBD specialists and a specialised obstetrician)
  • Intestinal ultrasound (IBD/functional bowel disease)

The Gastroenterology Endoscopy Suite provides day procedures for Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, EUS, EMR and ERCP.

Our outpatient services include a Clinical Nutrition Service, and stationary videomanometry.

Gut focused psychology is available bulk billed through the department with a valid mental health plan. Services include:

  • support in managing gut-related symptoms
  • treatment of any mental health issues and / or stressors affecting your health

Inpatient services

Inpatient services consist most frequently of patients with decompensated liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Clinics

Coeliac City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South THU
Gastro Surveillance City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 Centre FRI
Gastro Videomanometry City Campus Gastroenterology Reception, Level 3 Centre FRI
Gastro/Hepatology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED
Gastro/Hepatology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South THU
Gastro/Hepatology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED
Gastroenterology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED
Hepatocellular Cancer City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South MON
Inflammatory Bowel City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South MON, THU
Liver City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED
Liver Medical City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED
Luminal Gastroenterology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South THU
Neurogastroenterology City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED
TPN Nutrition City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED

Referrals

We accept GP and specialist referrals for this service.

Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.

To refer a patient, complete and send your referral to Outpatients by fax to (03) 9342 4234.

You can use the following form or a template from your own system:

Referrals should include:

  • relevant clinical history for the patient
  • the reason for referral
  • patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
  • your details and provider number
  • the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)
  • if your patient requires ongoing management, please identify the referral as being "indefinite"

Special referral instructions

  • Please include relevant investigations (LFTs, hepatitis serology, imaging results)
  • Some general gastroenterology is also seen in liver medical clinics on occasion
  • Fax all clinic referrals to Outpatients
  • Fax oesophageal manometry referrals to Oesophageal manometry
  • Fax genetic referrals to Familial Cancer Centre