I trained in Melbourne in functional gut disorders and motility conditions. As a result I have been involved with state-of-the-art care for these patients with involvement from gut specific dietitians, gut focused-hypnotherapists as well as pelvic floor physiotherapists. I am fascinated by how diet and our microbiome can affect the way our gut functions and reacts.
I also have an interest in intestinal ultrasound as a non-invasive, point of care test for patients with inflammatory bowel disease as an adjunct to colonoscopies. It is also used in functional gut disorderrs to assess for constipation.
Motility is an intriguing part of the gastrointestinal system. I have an interest in upper and lower gut dysmotility. I am able to perform oesophageal manometry to investigate any upper gastrointestinal swallowing disorders. In addition, this test is useful for surgeons to exclude any motility conditions prior to upper gastrointestinal surgery.
Finally reflux symptoms can be a conundrum and therefore I perform pH studies to direct therapy and management of these symptoms.
Functional gut disorders
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Nausea and vomiting
Chronic abdominal pain
Bowel cancer surveillance
Inflammatory bowel disease