Gastroenterology

The Gastroenterology Department at Fiona Stanley Hospital provides outpatient and inpatient clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic services including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), enteroscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. Specialised services are provided for endoscopic mucosal resection, treatment of Barrett’s oesophagus, stenting of neoplastic disease and insertion of percutaneous gastrostomy tubes.

We provide direct inpatient care for patients in a ward environment including management of haematemesis and melaena according to a specific clinical pathway.

We provide consultant-led general gastroenterology outpatient clinics with additional speciality clinics in interventional endoscopy, intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), hepatology and viral hepatitis (in conjunction with the Infectious Diseases). We also provide a limited number of nurse-led clinics.

A centralised waitlist for endoscopic procedures in the South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) (external site) ensures the timely delivery of endoscopic services. Low complexity endoscopy services are provided at Fremantle Hospital (external site).

Information for health professionals

Gastroenterology procedure requests

Health practitioners may make requests for endoscopic procedures using the Gastroenterology procedure request form (PDF 276KB) and sending it to the FSH Endoscopy Service by fax on 08 6152 6804. The rich text format of the Gastroenterology procedure request form (RTF160KB) can be opened and completed using Medical Director.

No other form is acceptable and incomplete forms will be returned. Requests are prioritised and will be performed at the most relevant public hospital.

Routine General Referral

All outpatient referrals should be sent to the Central Referral Service .

Priority 1-3 (within 30 to 365 days).
Fax: 1300 365 056
Post: Central Referral Service, PO Box 3462, Midland WA 6058.
Secure Message (mMex): central@mmex.gsmhn.com.au

Latest research

We undertake a substantial amount of original research, primarily in the fields of liver disease and inflammatory bowel diseases. Current projects are looking at disordered iron metabolism, liver cancer and liver injury, IBD, chronic viral hepatitis, non-invasive liver imaging, biomarker discovery, endoscopic ultrasound and colonic carcinogenesis.

These can be found on Pubmed (external site) by entering the names of the consultant gastroenterologists involved (Professors John K. Olynyk, Ian C Lawrance, Oyekoya Ayonrinde, Sam Galhenage, Oliver Waters, Callum Pearce, Lena Thin, Simon Hazeldine, Andre Chong, Vanoo Jayasekeran, Stephen Rofe, Abhey Singh).

Education and training

We provide opportunities for basic, advanced and post-fellowship clinical training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. We are part of the Perth-wide training scheme in Gastroenterology which rotates advanced trainees between Fiona Stanley, Sir Charles Gairdner and Royal Perth hospitals. Applicants can apply for advanced training via the Royal Australasian College of Physicians website (external site). Basic training and post-fellowship appointments are made directly by the hospital.

More information

Contact us

Call our Helpdesk on (08) 6152 2222 for all queries.

Opening hours

8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Inflammatory Bowel Disease helpline

Contact our specialist Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) nurses for advice and support:
Phone: (08) 6167 2780
Email: FSH.IBDsupport@health.wa.gov.au
9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday

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