Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Gastroenterology, Irritable Boowel Syndrome, Bowel Cancer Screening
Rob graduated from the University of Adelaide School of Medicine in 2005. He undertook his gastroenterology training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2013. He thereafter worked as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, United Kingdom, specialising in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases. Whilst in Oxford, Rob completed his thesis exploring genetic factors and mucosal immunology in ulcerative colitis, and was awarded a Masters of Science by Research (MScR) from the University of Oxford in 2015.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Gastroenterology
Dr Fon is a consultant gastroenterologist with the Gastroenterology SA team. Dr Fon holds a staff specialist position at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He has accreditation to perform gastroscopy and colonoscopy at Calvary Wakefield Hospital, Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, North Eastern Community Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Dr Fon has a particular interest in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). He undertook post fellowship training at the world-renowned IBD unit at New York’s prestigious Mt Sinai Hospital. There, he worked alongside world leaders in the treatment of IBD and gained invaluable experience. He currently oversees the IBD Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is actively involved in research.
Endoscopist, Gastroenterology, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Reflux Disease And Dyspepsia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome And Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Dr Edward Teo is a Gastroenterologist and interventional endoscopist. He graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2000 and completed his advance training in Gastroenterology in 2007. This included 2 years of interventional endoscopy training and ERCP accreditation with Professor Ian Roberts-Thompson. His main areas of interest include colorectal cancer screening, the evaluation and management of reflux disease and dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. He has an interest in gastrointestinal bleeding, advanced polypectomy, endoscopic mucosal resection ( colonic and oesophageal ) and enteral stenting. He performs upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, single balloon enteroscopy and ERCP. Dr Edward Teo has regular procedure list at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, Calvary Central Districts Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Murray Bridge Hospital.
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroenterology
Dr. Ilmars Lidums was born and raised in Adelaide. He studied medicine at the University of Adelaide and completed specialty training at the Flinders Medical Centre, obtaining his fellowship in Gastroenterology (FRACP) in 1994. He continued medical training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, undergoing full-time research at The University of Adelaide in the field of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, and was awarded a PhD in 2000 for his research thesis, “Pharmacological Control of The Lower Oesophageal Sphincter” In 1999 he was appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, South Australia and Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide. He was instrumental in bringing video capsule endoscopy to South Australia and in 2003 was the first clinician in SA to perform this procedure.
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux, Gallstones, Hirschsprung’s Disease, Anorectal Anomalies, Chronic Constipation, Gastroenterologist
Dr Sanjeev Khurana is a Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist based at both – Women’s & Children’s Hospital as well as Flinders Medical Centre since 2006. Sanjeev is also one of the co-founders of ‘Danny’s Place’ – South Australia’s only provider of holistic care for children with obesity related problems. Besides looking after routine surgical problems in children, Sanjeev’s major interests include gastrointestinal problems such as.
Nutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease And Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastroenterology
Dr Sze Yeap graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 2008, going on to complete her Advanced Gastroenterology training at the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) hospitals. Dr Yeap undertook further training in the field of Nutrition and Intestinal Failure at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, United Kingdom. She was awarded Fellowship of Adult Medicine Division of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in Gastroenterology in 2016. Dr Yeap served as the leader of the Young Australian Chinese Medical Association (ACMA-SA) committee and is an active member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AUSPEN), and European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO). Dr Yeap has public appointment at Flinders Medical Centre as a Consultant Gastroenterologist. She provides specialist opinion in all aspects of Gastroenterology and has special interest in Nutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Gastroscopy And Colonoscopy, Oesophageal Surgery, Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass, Gastroenterological
Dr Balalis grew up in Adelaide and is an Australian trained General Surgeon. He specialises in Bariatrics (Obesity), Upper GI and Laparoscopic surgery. He has a particular passion for ‘keyhole’ techniques, and is trained in complex laparoscopic surgery. Dr Balalis also regularly performs endoscopic procedures, and is accredited for gastroscopy and colonoscopy with the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA). Dr Balalis was selected for a post fellowship position in Upper GI and Bariatric surgery with the Australia and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA) in 2018. Dr Balalis worked at The Alfred Hospital in Victoria, as the Upper GI and Bariatric Fellow. He then worked in the United Kingdom (UK) at Nottingham University Hospital (NUH) NHS Trust, as the post-CCT Senior Clinical Upper GI Fellow. This is one of the largest Upper GI surgery units in all of Europe and the UK, and has an outstanding record for excellence in Upper GI surgery, particularly in cancer and complex benign operations. Dr Balalis was the recipient of a Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Travelling Scholarship for this role.
Hepatology Related Problems, Gastroenterological, Endoscopic Treatment/resection Of Premalignant And Malignant Lesions
Rajvinder (Raj) Singh is a Professor of Medicine with the University of Adelaide and the Director of Gastroenterology at the Lyell McEwin & Modbury Hospitals, South Australia. He practices privately at Nunyara House, 43 Adelaide Road, Gawler South and performs procedures privately both at the Gawler Health Service and the Calvary Central Districts Hospital. Prof. Singh sees all Gastroenterology and Hepatology related problems. Upon completion of his GI training in 2005, Prof. Singh received the Lancet International Fellowship, which enabled him to undertake a higher research degree on Narrow Band Imaging in Barrett’s Oesophagus at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has a keen interest in Advanced Endoscopic Imaging Techniques and Endoscopic treatment/resection of premalignant and malignant lesions in the gastrointestinal tract.
Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Dr Biju George is a specialist Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. Dr George graduated from the Christian Medical College at Vellow, India. Since 1999 he has been actively involved with gastroenterology, including becoming the faculty in charge of Endoscopy at the Christian Medical College. Dr George became a Fellow in Gastroenterology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2006 and Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in 2008. Dr George is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians and a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroenterologist
Dr Richard Holloway is a Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist and Head of Laboratory Services and Education in the Department of Gastroenterology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide. He graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1975 and undertook his early postgraduate training and subsequent specialist training in gastroenterology in Sydney. He then spent four years in the United States training in gastrointestinal motility with Richard McCallum at Yale University and the late Jerry Dodds at the Medical College of Wisconsin, before returning to Australia in 1985 to take up a position initially at Flinders Medical Centre and subsequently at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He was awarded a Doctor of Medicine from the University of NSW in 1987. Dr Holloway has had a longstanding clinical and research interest in the area of gastrointestinal motility. His major interest has been in pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease, particularly lower esophageal sphincter dysfunction, but he also has interests in gastrointestinal motility in critically ill patients and the effects of radiation on anorectal motility.