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Description

A gastroenterologist is a physician who treats diseases and conditions related to the digestive system and intestines such as inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and gastro-oesophageal disease.

Services provided

  • Stomach and intestinal treatments
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy

Eligibility

You need a referral from a doctor to see a gastroenterologist.

How to access

Ask your doctor about how to make an appointment with your gastroenterologist.

Costs

The cost of gastroenterology services varies depending on the provider. Contact the service before 
you attend if you would like more information about cost.

Profile

Sector

Conventional healthcare

Regulation

Australian Health PractitionerAgency

Registration

Gastroenterologists must be registered through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency(AHPRA), with the Medical Board of Australia.

Tip

  • Take results of any tests with you (such as x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs).
  • Write down a list of questions to ask while you’re there.

Complaints