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Mater Gastroenterology and Hepatology Services
Mater’s gastroenterology and hepatology department have a wealth of expertise in investigating and treating gastrointestinal conditions.
The highly qualified specialist clinical team have extensive knowledge in evaluating symptoms and test results to develop a care plan specific to you.
Our clinical teams strive to provide excellent care and management for people with gastrointestinal and liver conditions.
Transition Support Service with the collaboration with QCH at Mater Young Adult Health Centre
Our specialists offer endoscopy services for the diagnosis and treatment of many gastrointestinal diseases. The procedures available include:
You can find out more about these procedures and the preparation instruction on Mater Website.
Information for Patients
The role of a Gastroenterologist is to focus on the health of the digestive system which is responsible for the digestion of food, absorption of nutrition and removal of waste, as well as the liver and pancreas, which in addition to their contribution to digestion, are also important in metabolism.
They diagnose and treat disease that occur in the digestive system. They also perform procedures such as endoscopy, colonoscopy and intestinal ultrasounds to diagnose and monitor disease.
Symptoms that may indicate that a consultation with a gastroenterologist is indicated are abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhoea, heartburn, nausea or indigestion.
Symptoms that require urgent attention are rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss or a positive test through the National Bowel Cancer screening program.
Patients with a family history of conditions affecting the bowel such as bowel cancer or coeliac disease, should seek consultation with a Gastroenterologist to discuss the role of screening endoscopy.
To see a Gastroenterologist, talk to your GP about a referral.
Information for Referrers
To refer a patient to the Mater Gastroenterology services you can select a specialist from our website and find out more about our referral guidelines here.
If you would like to discuss a referral, including clinical criteria, or update the status of a current patient please contact our priority GP phone line on 07 3163 2200.
Research and Clinical Trials
Many of our specialists through collaborations with Mater Research are integrating clinical care with scientific discovery and providing patients with a broader range of treatment options with an aim to improve clinical outcomes for a variety of gastrointestinal diseases.
For information on Clinical Trials please visit the Mater Research website.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Research
Inflamatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research Group led by A/Prof Jakob Begun focuses on the pathogenesis and treatment of IBD, mucosal immunology and the microbiome.
News and Resources
Meet the team
Location and Contact Details
To contact the Mater Gastroenterology Services please phone Hospital Switch on 07 3163 8111 and ask to be put through to the desired location.