Our Services

The Department of Gastroenterology strives to provide quality care for our patients through a focus on patient satisfaction, ongoing research, and the education and development of department faculty, research fellows and junior doctors. The Department of Gastroenterology at St Vincent's Hospital provides a comprehensive range of consultative and diagnostic procedures in gastroenterology. It has a particular interest in chronic viral hepatitis and other liver diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, therapeutic endoschopy and oesophageal disorders.

Clinical Care

  • Gasroenterology clinic
  • Endoscopy services including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, diagnostic and interventional endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, double balloon enteroscopy
  • Hepatitis Clinic, including reqiests for consultation of HCV prescribing
  • Liver Clinic
  • Fibroscan service
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
  • Small Bowel Ultrasound Service
  • Obersity Management Clinic
  • Nutrition Service
  • Gastroenterology psychological medicine clinic for functional GI disorders

Clinical Care and Clinics

The Department of Gastroenterology at St Vincent's Hospital provides a comprehensive range of consultative and diagnostic procedures in gastroenterology. It has a particular interest in chronic viral hepatitis and other liver diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, therapeutic endoscopy and oesophageal disorders.

Outpatient Clinics

Liver Clinics
  • General Liver Clinic (the liver clinic is held on Friday mornings)
  • Hepatitis Clinic, St Vincent's Hospital Campus (the hepatitis clinic is held on Wednesday mornings)
  • Hepatitis Clinic, Werribee Mercy Hospital Campus (the liver clinic is held on Thursday mornings)
  • HCV Treatment - request for consultation for GP prescription of HCV medicines
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinics
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, St Vincent's Hospital Campus (the IBD clinic is held on Monday mornings)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, Werribee Mercy Hospital Campus (the IBD clinic is held on Thursday mornings)
General Gastroenterology Clinic
  • The general gastroenterology clinic is held on Monday afternoons.
  • Obesity Management Clinic (the obesity management clinic is held on alternate Thursday afternoons)

Appointments

  • Appointments can be made by phoning (03) 9231 3475 or faxing (03) 9231 3489
  • GP enquiries - (03) 9231 2898
  • Lead Nurse - (03) 9231 2898

Diagnostic Services

Endoscopy
  • gastroscopy, colonoscopy, pillcam, specialised endoscopic procedures including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, push enteroscopy, endoscopic stenting, double-balloon endoscopy, HALO radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic mucosal resection, endoscopic surgical dissection
  • patients requiring endoscopy must be assessed in gastroenterology clinic prior to the procedure - please refer patients for an appointment
Liver Fibroscan
  • an appointment for a liver fibroscan can be made by completing the following referral* and faxing the form through to (03) 9231 3529
Oesophageal manometry, pH monitoring
  • the department provides a comprehensive oesophageal motility service, including 24 hour pH probe
  • appointments can be made by completing the following referral
  • if you have an urgent enquirey please call the manometry nurse co-ordinator on (03) 9231 3529

Hepatitis Nurse Consultants

Hepatitis nurse consultants co-ordinate care for our patients with chronic viral hepatitis:

  • ensure that patients who are treatment candidates or have advanced liver disease are reviewed in a timely manner
  • provide support to patients undergoing treatment for hepatitis
  • provide individual education and advice to GPs about hepatitis and the appropriate management
  • support HPs to participate in the hepatitis shared care program
  • co-ordinate GP requests for consultation for prescription of HCV medicines
  • contact Susanne: Tel: (03) 9231 2259/2171, Fax: (03) 9231 3596

Inflammatory  Bowel Disease Nurse Consultants

IBD nurse consultants co-ordinate care for our patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease being treated with biological agents (anti-TNF therapy):

  • assess patients' suitability for biological (anti-TNF) treatment for IBD in compliance with the Medicare guidelines and to ensure patients receive such appropriate drug treatments
  • educate patients adequately regarding biologic therapy for IBD (partially self-managed)
  • monitor patients throughout their course of therapy in consultation with the treating gastroenterologist
  • contact Tamie / Kathryn / Stephanie: Tel: (03) 9231 3460, Fax: (03) 9231 3644

Contact

General Enquiries:

Gastroenterology Department

Tel: (03) 9231 3580 

FAX: (03) 9231 3590

Email: svhm.gastro@svha.org.au

Location: Building D - Daly Wing, Level 4 - D47

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

Specialist Clinics Enquiries:

Patient Enquiries  - Tel: (03) 9231 3475

GP Enquiries –Tel: (03) 9231 2898
FAX referrals to: (03) 9231 3489

Case Coordinator Nurse – Tel: (03) 9231 3225

Referral Officer – Tel: (03) 9231 1256 

Clinical Enquiries:

Gastroenterology Registrar – contact via the Hospital Switchboard – Tel: (03) 9231 2211

Hepatitis Nurse Consultant – Susanne Glasgow; Tel: (03) 9231 2259; FAX: (03) 9231 3596

IBD Nurse Consultant – Tamie Samyue; Tel (03) 9231 3549; FAX: (03) 9231 3644