A/Prof David van der Poorten
Dr Roslyn Vongsuvanh
  Professor Golo Ahlenstiel
Dr Way Siow & Dr Rishi Sud
Email: admin@sydneynwgastro.com.au
Appointments & Enquiries:  (02) 8711 0160

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PRACTICE UPDATE

 We are open during the Sydney Lockdown (Updated August 16 2021)

 

  • Telehealth (phone consults) are now required for all patients during the Sydney Lockdown.
  • Consultations face to face are only available in extenuating circumstances in the Norwest Rooms and patients must have a negative Covid swap <72hrs prior to the appointment.
  • Endoscopic procedures (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy) are available in the private, but remain restricted to urgent cases in the public (Westmead, Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Auburn).
  • All patients will need to email or fax us a referral, blood tests and any other relevant results before we can proceed with a phone consult or to triage your new referral.
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Fax: 8624 4769

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

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Sydney Norwest Gastroenterology (inc. Lakeview Private Gastroenterology)

Sydney Norwest Gastroenterology (inc. Lakeview Private Gastroenterology) is a modern, energetic and progressive Gastroenterology practice based at the new Lakeview Private Hospital Norwest and Concord.

We offer a comprehensive service that covers all aspects of Gastroenterology and Liver disease including disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon (large intestine), liver, pancreas and biliary tree. Particular areas of interest and expertise include colorectal cancer screening (bowel cancer), the management of fatty liver disease and NASH, liver cancer (HCC), inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and viral hepatitis (Hep B and C).

With access to Clinical Trials, Multi-Disciplinary Meetings, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy & Colonoscopy, Fibroscan, Capsule Endoscopy and the latest in Diagnostics and Medical Therapy, you can be assured that you are getting the most up to date assessment and management when you see A/Prof David van der Poorten, Dr Roslyn Vongsuvanh, Prof Golo Ahlenstiel, Dr Way Siow or Dr Rishi Sud.

 

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Our direct access endoscopy pathway allows for suitable patients to be referred directly for Colonoscopy and or Gastroscopy at Lakeview Private Hospital or Strathfield Private Hospital without prior consultation. All urgent indications can have a procedure booked within 30 days of referral.

Indications: Positive FOBT, iron deficiency anaemia, GI bleeding (melaena or lower GI), family history of polyps or CRC and patients with previous polyps. Those with medical comorbidities, increased risks or unclear indications for scopes will need a review prior.


For all direct access: Fax referalls to 8624 4769 or fill in the form here.

 

Fibroscan with Steatosis (CAP)

The non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy is here and is available for all our patients at the time of consultation. For external referrals the procedure costs $250. Check out how healthy, fatty or scarred your liver is today with this simple, painless and reproducible scan. Click here to find out more and book your scan today.

 

Introducing

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Dr Wai See Ma (Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist) has joined us at Lakeview Private Hospital where she is consulting and performing endoscopic procedures. She is currently undertaking liver research at the renowned Storr Liver Unit at Westmead Hospital, having completed her gastroenterology training. She is a graduaate of the University of Leeds (UK) and is working towards a Masters degree.

Wai See’s practice comprises of all aspects of gastroenterology and liver disease, with a particular interest in colorectal cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, managing acute and chronic liver disease such as viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease and liver cancer.

Wai See consults in English and Cantonese, and can speak basic mandarin. She looks forward to working with you for the best possible outcomes for all our patients.

 

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Dr Rishi Sud (Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist) has joined the practice and will be consulting at Lakeview Private and Concord rooms and performing endoscopy in Lakeview Private and Strathfield Private hospitals. Rishi is a Staff Specialist at Gosford and Wyong Hospitals and Conjoint Fellow at the University of Newcastle.

He enjoys consulting across all areas of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and is actively involved in the teaching, supervision, and mentoring of physician trainees and gastroenterology advanced trainees. More about Dr Sud can be found here.

 

 

Lucinda BerglundDr Lucinda Berglund (Clinical Immunologist and Allergist) will now be consulting at the Lakeview Private Hospital rooms Norwest on Mondays and Tuesdays. She provides expert diagnosis and management of autoimmune disease, autoantibodies, recurrent infection where immunodeficiency is suspected and allergic disease. She offers skin prick testing on the day of consultation where appropriate.

She is happy to see patients 10 years old and above. For more details on her practice and services click here.

 

Meet A/Prof David van der Poorten

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A/Prof David van der Poorten is a Staff Specialist Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist at Westmead Public Hospital and also has appointments as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Lakeview Private Hospital Norwest (LVP), Westmead Private and Strathfield Private Hospitals. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and is active in both teaching and research. He is a Doctor of Philosophy (medicine) and an active member of the Royal Australasian college of Physicians and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA). More about A/Prof van der Poorten can be found here.

 

Meet Dr Roslyn Vongsuvanh

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Dr Roslyn Vongsuvanh is a Staff Specialist Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Blacktown Hospital. She also has appointments at Lakeview Private Hospital Norwest (LVP) and Strathfield  Private Hospitals. She is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney and highly sought after for her empathy and clinical skills in all areas of gastroenterology and liver disease. She is actively involved in medical student teaching and has many ongoing research projects. More about Dr Vongsuvanh can be found here.

Meet Dr Way Siow

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Dr Way Siow completed his medical and gastroenterology training at Gosford and Royal North Shore Hospitals and is currently a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Lakeview Private Hospital Norwest (LVP) and the Northern beaches hospital. He is a conjoint teaching fellow with the University of Newcastle actively involved in the education of medical students and training specialists. Way is currently undertaking further research on the link between colorectal cancer and fatty liver disease as part of his PhD through the Storr Liver Unit at Westmead Hospital and the University of Sydney. More about Dr Way Siow can be found here.

Meet Prof Golo Ahlenstiel

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Prof Golo Ahlenstiel is an academic Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Blacktown Hospital, Professor of Medicine at Western Sydney University, Head of the Liver Immunology Group at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research and consultant Gastroenterologist at Lakeview Private Hospital Norwest (LVP). Golo was trained at the University Hospital of Bonn, Germany and later at the world renowned National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington DC, USA. His practice encompasses all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology. More about Prof Golo Ahlenstiel can be found here.