High quality colonoscopy for bowel cancer screening and polypectomy, Endosocpic mucosal resection (EMR) of large polyps, Haemorrhoid treatment, Gastroscopy for Barrett’s, oesophageal cancer, dysphagia, variceal banding, Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)
Dr Vipul Aggarwal is an Interventional Gastroenterologist with extensive training and specialisation in various diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. He is currently the Director of the Gastroenterolgy and Hepatology Unit at Canberra Hospital. Dr Aggarwal, completed his Basic Physician and General Gastroenterology training at the Royal Prince Alfred and St George Hospitals in Sydney.
Colorectal cancer screening, Inflammatory bowel disease, Functional gut disorders, Upper and Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
Dr Nadeeka Samarakoon (BSc(Med) MBBS MMed FRACP) graduated from the University of NSW in 2001. She completed most of her gastroenterology training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Gastroenterological Society of Australia. Dr Samarakoon moved to Canberra from Sydney in 2016. Dr Samarakoon has an interest in all areas of gastroenterology including colorectal cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, functional gut disorders and upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. Dr Samarakoon is our leading specialist in the practice and sees patients in consultation and for endoscopic procedures. She approaches care holistically and will take a multidisciplinary approach to patient treatment when required.
Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Colonoscopy, Quality improvement in screening Colonoscopy, Small bowel video capsule endoscopy
Jonathan Bromley MBChB(uk) FRACP was born in Yorkshire and underwent his medical training at the University of Bristol in the West of England, graduating in 1998. Following a period of work in the south west of England, including the Gastroenterology unit at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, he moved to Canberra where he completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine, sub specialising in gastroenterology. He was awarded his fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians in 2007. In 2008 he was awarded an endoscopy fellowship from the Gastroenterology Society of Australia and travelled to St. Mark’s hospital in London where he spent 12 months working with, and learning from, world experts in colonoscopy. St Mark’s is one of only 19 endoscopy centres in the World to be recognised by the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) as a centre of excellence.
Liver Cancer, Pancreas Cancer, Oesophageal Cancer, Bowel Cancer And Hernia Surgery
Dr Fergusson is a Hepatobiliary and General Surgeon who specializes in Gallstones, Liver Cancer, Pancreas Cancer, Oesophageal Cancer, Bowel Cancer and Hernia Surgery. Dr Fergusson works in a team that provides a professional “Journey to Recovery” for a number of general surgical conditions. His focus is helping patients return to health and regain their ability to work and play without restriction.
clinical Nutrition and ERCP/Interventional Endoscopy, Gastroenterologist
Dr Andrew Thomson graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1985 and after working overseas for a number of years, he returned to Australia to train in gastroenterology, completing his advanced training at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He then worked as a fellow at St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto and subsequently at Georgetown University Medical Centre in Washington DC before returning to Australia to work in Brisbane. He was appointed consultant gastroenterologist at The Canberra Hospital in 1999. His special interests include clinical nutrition and ERCP/interventional endoscopy.
A Gastroenterologist specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the digestive system (Gastroenterology). These may affect the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine (colon), rectum, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
Gastroenterologist, Cancer Screening
We provide expert, efficient gastroenterology care including a full complement of endoscopic services in both private and public hospitals. Each of our doctors have special interests and training. Our focus is on high quality care, and access to important services, like bowel cancer screening. To allow us to co-ordinate a timely appointment for you, contact us below, so we can start helping you.
Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist
Dr Terry Gavaghan MBBS FRCP FRACP is a Consultant Physician in General Medicine, Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist. He graduated in 1972 from the University of New South Wales. He completed his training at both St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1978 and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1980. He is a member of Gastroentrological Society of Australia (GESA) and the Australian and New Zealand Gastroenterology International Training Association (ANZGITA).Dr Gavaghan moved to Canberra in 1980 and was one of the original physicians at Calvary Hospital, Bruce and also established a large private practice. Along with a distinguished group of colleagues he opened Canberra’s first private endoscopy centre in 1995 – Brindabella Endoscopy Centre, Garran ACT.
Oesophageal Manometry and PH Studies, Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP, Haemorrhoidal Banding, Video Capsule Endoscopy & Surgical procedures
Dr. James Riddell is one of the leading Gastroenterologists in Canberra, ACT. He has specialized in diagnosing and treating patients with symptoms originating from the digestive tract organs, the esophagus, the liver, large and small intestines. His focus is on giving you the personalized treatment you deserve. He treats a wide variety of various digestive health problems.
Colitis, Diverticulosis, Hemorrhoids, Gastric Ulcer, Abscess, Achalasia, Autoimmune Diseases, Esophageal Diseases, Liver Damage From Alcohol,
Dr. Nak Jin Choi earned his Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery. He committed to providing both individuals and communities with comprehensive treatment. He offers a wealth of information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of liver and digestive tract disorders. Dr. Nak treats patients, including gastroesophageal reflux disease, with a wide variety of oesophageal and colonic disorders.