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Clinical Specialties

Gastrointestinal (GI)

Sydney Adventist Hospital has over 40 specialists with expertise to provide a high level of care and management for all gastrointestinal disorders. Accredited gastrointestinal specialists operate in the following fields:

The hospital provides our specialists with leading-edge facilities and technology to assist with diagnosis and treatment. Our advanced radiology, theatres and day surgery units provide our specialists with the latest equipment for non-surgical and surgical techniques including the da Vinci robot. For patients who require intensive care, Sydney Adventist Hospital’s new intensive care unit is one of the most advanced in NSW.

The San is known for its unique and exceptional care – it’s part of the fabric of the San. We attract highly skilled and qualified Specialists and Registrars, and they work hand in hand with our very experienced nursing teams. Maintaining a high quality of nursing and clinical staff is vital to the care of our patients. The San boasts a very loyal and committed nursing team. The unique care is evidenced by our low staff turnover and our low reliance on agency staff. Supporting our tremendous nursing staff are the pastoral and counselling teams available for our patients and their carers.

See more information on our Weight Loss (Bariatric / Obesity Surgery) procedures.

Gastrointestinal Cancer

Sydney Adventist Hospital’s Integrated Cancer Centre consolidates the San’s expertise, experience and world-class reputation, providing a comprehensive treatment centre for patients with cancer and other chronic diseases. We treat a variety of gastrointestinal cancers including bowel, colorectal, gall bladder, bile duct, gastric (stomach), kidney and pancreatic cancers.

The San is renowned for excellence in cancer care services offering a range of treatments, care options and support services for patients and carers.

For more information on the full breadth of our cancer services please see our cancer website.

Diagnostic Services

Sydney Adventist Hospital offers a comprehensive range of modern and streamlined diagnostic services for gastrointestinal patients:

  • San Radiology & Nuclear Medicine is at the forefront of imaging innovation, and boasts a suite of new generation imaging modalities and software to provide a world-class imaging service
  • San Pathology (operated by Douglass Hanly Moir) offers a comprehensive range of pathology services on-site.

Allied Health and Support

Sydney Adventist Hospital also offers allied health services for gastrointestinal patients including:

  • Nutrition services, including dietary treatment and management of:
    • Food allergies and intolerances including but not limited to FODMAP (fermentable oligiosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) sensitivities
    • Gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, bloating and malabsorption
  • Stomal Therapy – trained stomal therapists providing support to inpatients and outpatients
  • Diabetes Education service for inpatients.

Common Procedures and Disorders We Treat

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gall Bladder
  • Pancreas
  • Liver
  • Bilary Tract
  • Viral Illness
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Anaemia
  • Weight Loss
  • GI Cancers
  • Helicobacter Pylori treatment
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bowel cancer surveillance
  • Endoscopy
  • ERCP
  • Biliary Stenting
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Stones
  • Tumours
  • Infections
  • Hepatitis A, B, C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Cirrhosis and other liver diseases
  • Hemachromatosis
  • Small bowel procedures
  • Stomach, Esophageal, Duodenal Procedures
  • Stenting of strictures and tumours
  • Insertion of gastronomy feeding tubes ("PEGS")
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Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Specialties and Services