Dr Nadia Maqboul

Dr Nadia Maqboul

Dr Nadia Maqboul Dr Nadia Maqboul is a Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist with experience in a wide range of Gastrointestinal conditions. About Dr Nadia Maqboul completed her medical degree at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London. She started her training in the Liver Transplant Unit at The Royal Free Hospital prior to moving to Melbourne where … Read more

Dr Arjun Gandhi

Dr Arjun Gandhi

Dr Arjun Gandhi Dr Arjun Gandhi is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist who manages a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. He has a special interest in liver disease, including cirrhosis and metabolic associated fatty liver disease. He also enjoys performing diagnostic endoscopy and colonoscopy. About Arjun completed his Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of … Read more

Dr Timothy Hanrahan

Dr Timothy Hanrahan Dr Timothy Hanrahan is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist who enjoys managing a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. He has a special interest in liver disease, including cirrhosis and autoimmune conditions. About Dr Timothy Hanrahan completed his medical training at the University of Queensland. In addition to his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, … Read more

Dr Richard Fernandes

Dr Richard Fernandes CURRENTLY ON LEAVE Dr Fernandes is currently working at Greenslopes Private Hospital and in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) team at Mater Hospital, Brisbane. After completing his medical studies at the University of Melbourne, he undertook advanced training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Prince Charles Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, … Read more

Dr Andrew Taylor

Dr Andrew Taylor Dr Andrew Taylor is a Gastroenterologist working at Greenslopes Private Hospital. He graduated from the University of Queensland and undertook his Gastroenterology training at the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. He completed post-fellowship training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital focusing on General Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  About Andrew is currently working … Read more

Dr Shwan Karim

Dr Shwan Karim

Dr Shwan Karim is a Gastroenterologist and an Interventional Endoscopist with experience in a wide range of Gastrointestinal conditions. About Dr Shwan Karim graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2007 and completed his Gastroenterology training in Christchurch, New Zealand prior to seeking advance fellowships in Interventional Endoscopy at the Princess Alexandra … Read more

Dr Steph Turner

Dr Steph Turner Dr Steph Turner is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with a strong interest in liver disease and its treatment. About Dr Turner is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist working across Greenslopes Private Hospital and Mater Public Hospital in South Brisbane. After graduating from the University of Queensland she completed advanced training in Gastroenterology and … Read more

What do you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What do you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects millions worldwide and often comes with a combination of symptoms. characterised by episodes of regular cramps, diarrhoea, and constipation, we bet there are still several things you didn’t know about IBS. Here’s a list of things you didn’t know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

What do you know about diverticular disease? Causes, complications, and its treatment

woman holding a cardboard image of the digestive system where diverticulitis disease occurs

Often discovered by chance, the diverticular disease tends to strike people who eat a low-fibre diet. And just like other digestive diseases, it is also characterised by changes in bowel habits, bloating, and abdominal pain. Our gastroenterologist explains the causes diverticular disease, its complications, and how a colonoscopy can be used for diagnosis.

Five signs you need a colonoscopy and why you shouldn’t ignore them

A colonoscope emitting a light in a colon during a colonoscopy procedure.

Despite what you may have heard about colonoscopy, it is still the “gold standard” of detecting cancer in your colon along with several other gastrointestinal diseases. They are proven to identify potential issues as early as possible, saving thousands of lives every year in Australia. Here are 5 signs you may need a colonoscopy done and why you shouldn’t ignore it.