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Dr Michael Murray is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist. He commenced practice on the Gold Coast early in 2010 after 5 years in specialist practice in Hobart. He completed Medical School at University of Queensland, and following this gained specialist qualification in 2003, with the Royal Australian College of Physicians. In addition to general gastroenterology training, he completed specialty training in Interventional Endoscopy, initially at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and subsequently at University College Hospital in London in 2004.
We cover all general Gastroenterology problems, such as: gastroesophageal reflux, bowel cancer screening, Crohn’s and colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and treatment of haemorrhoids, as well as our specific practice skills in Interventional Gastroenterology, which includes non-surgical endoscopic techniques. These include Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) to manage biliary and pancreatic diseases e.g. jaundice due to gallstones, pancreatitis and also cancer in these organs; Endoscopic Mucosal Resection which involves removal of oesophageal and stomach tumours, and large precancerous colonic polyps and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), a newer technique particularly important in the diagnosis and management of conditions affecting the intra-abdominal organs, such as pancreatic cysts and tumours, and gastrointestinal cancer, liver biopsies, RFA and DBE.
Our team includes: Tyson Cowan - Practice Manager, Michelle Sherring - practice nurse and our administration team: Laurie, Rommie, and Lea.
Abby our Accredited Practising Dietitian and Michelle our Gastrointestinal Specialist Nurse are available for consultations. Abby and Michelle can assist you with dietary and medication needs to address symptoms of various Irritable Bowel Diseases. Please contact our rooms to book an appropriate appointment.
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Our aim is to provide high quality and easily accessible services to patients and their General Practitioners.
If you are covered by Medicare alone, your bill for an Upper GI Endoscopy and/or Colonoscopy will incur an out of pocket charge for our services, a hospital fee and a fee for the anaesthetist. However Medicare will cover a portion of the anaesthetist fee. If any pathology testing is required there may also be a fee for this.
Gastroenterologists are specialist physicians who care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders affecting the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum and anus; as well as conditions affecting the liver, biliary system and pancreas. They provide consultation and follow up of patients with these conditions in conjunction with a primary care provider or General Practitioner. Gastroenterologists perform endoscopy, which involves examination of the gastrointestinal tract via the mouth or anus, enabling diagnosis of your presenting symptoms, as well as minimally invasive non-surgical treatment of some of these conditions.
Parking for patients and visitors is available at the rear of the hospital (entry via Carrara Street) in the new multistorey Pindara Hospital carpark. There are a number of two hour parking areas available at the front of the hospital.