Welcome to Melbourne Gastroenterology Services
Melbourne Gastroenterology Services offers holistic, personalised professional medical care to all your digestive, gut related problems.
Our principal practitioner, Dr Jonathan Tan, graduated from the University of Melbourne, completed his gastroenterology training in various tertiary Melbourne hospitals before pursuing his passion in Interventional Endoscopy at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne. At the Alfred Hospital, he aid the completion of various clinical trials and presented his work at International landmark Gastroenterology conferences. Jonathan then embarked on a one-year overseas interventional endoscopy fellowship at the University of British Columbia further refining his skills in ERCP and EUS in a renowned liver transplant centre in Vancouver Canada.
Since returning, Jonathan holds a public appointment at Boxhill and Northern Hospital as one of the senior visiting medical staff. Jonathan sees patients with all forms of gut related problems with special interests in managing pancreas-biliary related diseases and colorectal cancer screening/prevention. He performs endoscopy procedures at various well established reputable hospitals eg. Epworth Richmond, Epworth Eastern, Glen Iris Private and Keilor Private in delivering excellent patient care. Good communication to various medical and allied health professions is a core value that Jonathan holds.
Urgent appointments (both consultation and endoscopy) can be accommodated within 1 week. All referrals are seen within 2 weeks. Apart from English, Jonathan converses in fluent Chinese/ Mandarin. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children in exploring various nature walks and discovering good cafes around town.
What is Interventional Endoscopy?
Interventional Endoscopy involves utility of the endoscope to help manage various gastrointestinal pancreatic-biliary related problems. This minimises the need for open surgery and aids the diagnosis/management in various diseases for surgery. This encompasses various techniques including :
ERCP ie. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
EUS ie. Endoscopic Ultrasound to examine the bile duct and pancreas
EMR ie. Endoscopic mucosal resection for large colonic polyp removal
DBE ie. Double Balloon Enteroscopy to examine the small bowel
Open access gastroscopy and colonoscopy ie. directly having the endoscopy procedures without the need for a prior consultation is available to medically suitable patients.
No additional out of pocket charges are incurred for endoscopy procedures by patients with private health insurance. ie.NO GAP practitioners for endoscopy services rendered
Aged Care Pensioners have access to discounted consultation rates.
Our friendly receptionists will be happy to speak to you on 9978 7900 should you have any queries.
Boxhill Ekera Medical Centre Level 3, suite 3.02 116 Thames street
Lower Templestowe Manningham Medical Centre 200 High street
Keilor Private Consulting Rooms 771 Old Calder Hwy
Richmond Epworth Centre Level 6. Suite 6.01 32 Erin Street