Diseases and conditions treated at Northern Suburbs Gastroenterology

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)

Gastroesophageal reflux is a common condition which can be experienced as a sensation of burning or even pain in the lower chest which may rise up into the neck.

Barrett's Oesophagus

Barrett’s oesophagus is a change in the normal lining of the lower oesophagus (food pipe) in response to longstanding gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or reflux).

Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged when it is exposed to even small amounts of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a common problem affecting about 20% of the Australian population. It is more common in women and often presents in people in their late teens or early twenties.

Low FODMAPS diet

Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols (FODMAPs) are poorly absorbed sugars found in the foods we eat.


Constipation can be either be described as an inability open bowels as regularly or as easily as one would like. It is often associated with harder stools, straining and the feeling of an incomplete motion.

Diverticular Disease

Diverticular disease of the colon occurs when diverticula or “pockets” develop in the colon, especially the sigmoid colon. 

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine (also called the colon), which is the last part of the gastrointestinal tract.

Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can affect any part of your gastrointestinal tract, however most commonly affects the end of your small intestine and beginning of your large intestine.

Colorectal Polyps

A colorectal polyp is an abnormal growth extending from the inner lining of the large bowel (colon or rectum). They are common with approximately half of all Australians developing a polyp during their lifetime.

Colorectal Cancer

The colon and rectum form parts of the large intestine. Most bowel cancers start as benign, non-threatening growths – called ‘polyps’ – on the wall or lining of the bowel. 

Fatty Liver Disease

This describes a range of conditions which lead to an accumulation of fat in the liver. The disease affects around 10-15% of Australians and is the most common cause of mildly abnormal liver function tests.

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