Best Gastroenterologists in Melbourne

Best Gastroenterologists in Melbourne
Gastroenterologists doing an endoscopy to a patient. Source: Bigstockphoto

Below is a list of the top and leading Gastroenterologists in Melbourne. To help you find the best gastroenterologists located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Melbourne’s Best Gastroenterologist:

The top rated gastroenterologists dealing with treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, coeliac disease, oesophageal and gastric disorders:

  • Dr Zina Valaydon – Central Melbourne Gastroenterology
  • Dr Raouf Bassily – GastroNorth
  • Dr Ashley Miller – Hobson Healthcare

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Central Melbourne Gastroenterology

Dr Zina Valaydon - Central Melbourne Gastroenterology
Dr Zina Valaydon – Central Melbourne Gastroenterology

Dr Zina Valaydon is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She graduated from The University of Melbourne with a double degree in Medicine and Surgery and Biomedical Science. She completed her physician training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She undertook specialist training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Austin Hospital. She was admitted to the Royal College of Physicians in 2015. Zina is currently completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, conducting research in hepatitis B.

Zina maintains a broad range of interests in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology, including gastroscopy and colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), coeliac disease, reflux disease, functional bowel disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome) and liver diseases.

Zina regularly attends and speaks at local meetings as well as national and international conferences. She is also actively involved in medical training of students and gastroenterology trainees and holds a teaching appointment with the University of Melbourne.

Products/Services:

Consultations in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Endoscopy, Gut-focused behavioural therapy for constipation and incontinence, Gut-focused psychiatry and Gut-focused hypnotherapy.

Location:

Address: Suite 6-7, Level 2, 55 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: (03) 9417 5064
Website: www.centralmelbournegastro.com.au

Reviews:

“My first consultation was extremely thorough. Short tests were then carried out and a then  described in detail what was happening in my bowel and pelvic floor.  I would not hesitate to recommend this clinic.” – Angela T.

GastroNorth

Dr Raouf Bassily - GastroNorth
Dr Raouf Bassily – GastroNorth

Dr. Raouf Bassily has more than 35 years experience as a clinician and more than 20 years experience as a gastroenterologist. He passed the RACP exam (UK) and holds a Masters degree in Medicine . He is a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia and the American Gastroenterological Association.

His early clinical experience was in Alexandria Egypt where he completed his undergraduate degree. He worked for three years in Alexandria University hospital where he gained invaluable clinical experience.  He migrated to Australia in 1990 and qualified to practice medicine in Australia in 1991.

His Basic Physician Training was undertaken at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre. His Advanced Physician Training was initially in Infectious Diseases at Fairfield Hospital, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Alfred Hospital. This involved a combination of experience including HIV medicine, Tropical diseases medicine and Hospital based infectious diseases.

He subsequently undertook specialist training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Austin Hospital, which gave him an extensive experience in liver diseases, liver transplantation, luminal gastroenterology, emergency and elective endoscopy.

Products/Services:

Open Access Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, ERCP, EUS, Specialist Consultation, Bowel Cancer Screening, Haemorrhoid Treatment, Specialist Dietician Services and Weight Loss Procedures.

Location:

Address: Bundoora, 119 Plenty Rd, Melbourne VIC 3083
Phone: (03) 9468 9700
Website: www.gastronorth.com.au

Reviews: 

“l had surgery in March and I have nothing but praise for the doctors and the facility. They were very professional from start to finish and explained everything clearly thus giving their patients a lot of confidence. I will certainly recommend them to everyone.” – Alex M.

Hobson Healthcare

Dr Ashley Miller - Hobson Healthcare
Dr Ashley Miller – Hobson Healthcare

Dr Ashley Miller is a consultant physician and gastroenterologist and endoscopist. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Melbourne and then undertook specialist training in Gastroenterology in Melbourne and Canberra. Dr Miller has a PhD in the field of inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr Ashley Miller is a Visiting Staff Specialist and Head of Clinics in the Department of Gastroenterology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. He conducts a private consulting practice at 100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, at Hobson Healthcare in Werribee, and at Hobsons Bay Specialist Centre. Endoscopy service is conducted at the Epworth Freemasons Day Procedure Centre and at Hobson Healthcare in Werribee, Altona and Sydenham.  Dr Miller admits private patients to St. Vincent’s and Mercy Private Hospital, and the Epworth Freemasons Hospital, East Melbourne.

Dr Miller’s special interests include gastroscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel cancer screening and coeliac disease. He is particularly interested in medical education and is a Fellow in the Department of Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital, University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame. Dr Miller teaches both undergraduate and trainee specialists. He also has a keen interest in the teaching of colonoscopy and has undergone the specialist “Train the Trainer Programme in Colonoscopy”. Dr Miller is a long serving member of the St. Vincent’s Hospital Human Research and Ethics Committee.

Products/Services:

Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy and Sigmoidoscopy.

Location:

Address: Suite 419, 100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002 
Phone: (03) 9650 7917
Website: www.hobsonhealthcare.com.au

Reviews:

“Listen up, if you need a Gastroentoroligist, then stop looking. You found him, Dr Ashley Miller. Dr Miller gives you his undivided attention. He is thorough, detailed and v caring. His staff are just as good. I have seen Dr Miller off and on for the last 15 years plus. I recommend Dr. Miller to you. You simply wont regret your decision.” – Dezi G.

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