Gastroenterology and Hepatology Services St Kilda East

Masada Private Hospital Liver Clinic 

Your liver and gut health play a really important role in your overall health. Getting support to diagnose and care for them is essential. Our clinical service at Masada Private Hospital in St Kilda East focuses on gastrointestinal healthcare and disease management. We diagnose and treat conditions related to the digestive system, such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, gastro-oesophageal disease, bowel cancer screening, and gold-standard liver care, including the use of Fibroscan.

Masada Private Hospital Liver Clinic 

At GMS, we specialise in delivering gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy services at our liver clinic at Masada Private Hospital in St Kilda East.

What We Do

Our Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy Services

At GMS, we offer a range of services to help prevent, diagnose and manage conditions of the stomach, bowel and liver.

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Metabolic Health Consultation

A comprehensive analysis of your metabolic health, including a Fibroscan® to help identify issues and develop a treatment plan.

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Fibroscan® Consultation

A non-invasive, painless investigation using ultrasound technology to assess your liver health. Results are provided during your consultation.

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Gastroenterology Consultation

A comprehensive review of your current health and test results to help understand your condition and formulate a treatment plan.

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A 10-minute day procedure in which your doctor will examine the inside lining of your oesophagus, stomach and part of the small intestine while you are asleep.

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A 20-minute day procedure in which your doctor will examine the inside of your bowel while you are asleep.

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Iron Infusions

An iron infusion is an effective way of managing an iron deficiency. Iron deficiencies can be caused by poor dietary iron intake, iron malabsorption (due to digestion issues), or due to blood loss.

Your local liver and metabolic care specialists

Why choose GMS?

We are a team of specialists who believe that proactive medical and lifestyle care is key to medical and general well-being. We believe in providing holistic general gastroenterology and metabolic medical care that empowers patients to live better for longer.

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Conditions we treat

Compassionate care for a healthier tomorrow.

  • Liver disease, including Fatty Liver Disease, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Alcoholic liver disease (alcoholic hepatitis), Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), Viral infection (Hepatitis B virus (HBV) or the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Cirrhosis, Hemochromatosis (over storage of iron), Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Inflammatory disease, including Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis
  • Iron deficiency
  • Colon polyp removal
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

FAQs – Liver Clinic at Masada Private Hospital in
St Kilda East

You do not need a referral for some of our services, however, you may have found us via a referral. We are here to support you with your liver and gastrointestinal health and are happy to start with an initial consultation if you have concerns about your liver or gut health or if you do not have a referral yet.

When will I need a referral?

You will need a referral at the time of your consultation to receive a Medicare rebate. A referral also helps us communicate your health needs and outcomes with your primary care clinicians and supporting specialty teams.

Is there a Medicare rebate for consultations?

A partial Medicare rebate will be paid for patients with a valid referral. Please ask our staff about any gap payments prior to your consultation.

Do you accept Private Health Insurance?

Private Health Insurance can be used for inpatient admissions and for day procedures. Outpatient consultations are billed privately, though there will be a partial Medicare rebate for patients with a valid referral. Please ask our staff about any gap payments prior to your consultation.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be made 24 hours before a consultation. Cancellations other than extenuating reasons may attract a 50% fee. This will be at the discretion of the treatment provider.

Do you treat NDIS or Veteran Affairs patients?

Yes, We treat NDIS and Veteran’s Affairs Patients.

What is a colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a medical procedure used to examine the inside of the colon, also known as the large intestine or bowel. A colonoscopy is primarily used to identify and diagnose various gastrointestinal conditions and can also allow certain treatments and interventions to be performed, such as polypectomy and biopsies.

What is a gastroscopy (upper endoscopy)?

A gastroscopy, also known as an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) or upper endoscopy, is a medical procedure used to examine the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. A gastroscopy can identify various upper GI conditions, such as gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcers, esophagitis, and tumours, perform biopsies, remove polyps and other treatments.

What is an endoscopy?

An endoscopy is a medical procedure that involves the use of a flexible tube with a light and camera at its tip, called an endoscope, to visualise and examine the interior of various parts of the body. The specific type of endoscopy is named according to the area of the body being examined, for example, gastroscopy, colonoscopy or laparoscopy.

What is a FibroScan®?

A FibroScan® is a liver scanning device used to assess liver steatosis (liver fat) and fibrosis (liver damage or scarring) and provides additional information that cannot be obtained from regular liver imaging, like an ultrasound.

Our liver and metabolic care specialists

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Dr Ashley Bloom

Ashley is an experienced consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist who provides comprehensive care across all areas of Gastroenterology including the evaluation and management of advanced liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis), irritable bowel syndrome, bowel cancer screening, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

Dr Michael Braude 868x1100

Michael is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist who manages a range of Gastroenterological issues, including liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.  Michael performs Gastroscopies and Colonoscopies, including polypectomy and Fibroscan. Michael holds a public consultant appointment at Monash Health, where he leads the metabolic fatty liver disease clinic. He also leads several international liver clinical trials.

Specialist care for your liver, metabolic and
digestive system

Our clinic is located at Masada Private Hospital, 26 Balaclava Rd, St Kilda East VIC 3183.

Online booking is available

Free onsite patient/visitor parking is available

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Masada Private Hospital is located on Balaclava Road between Hotham Street and Orrong Road. If you are travelling along Carlisle Street, you will notice that the street becomes Balaclava Road once you cross Hotham Street.

Catch a train and/or tram

Catch the Sandringham Line to Balaclava Station. From here, you can catch either the number 3 or 16 tram going away from the city. Get off at stop 41, and cross Alexandra Street, where you will find Masada Private Hospital located 100m away to the left.