Dr Frank Brennan qualified in medicine at University College Dublin in 1979 and completed training in Gastroenterology in Perth gaining the FRACP in 1990. I worked as a consultant at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital from 1991 until 2017. I was actively involved in teaching the advanced trainees during that time.
I have been in private practice at Hollywood since 1991 and have seen a large number and variety of gastroenterology problems. I am interested in the field of colon cancer screening and deliver a high quality colonoscopy service using the latest high definition endoscopes. I have been recertified by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia in 2018 with a total documented adenoma detection rate of 62% (classical adenomas 46% and sessile serrated adenomas 16%). Screening protocols advised to patients are always in line with current best practice guidelines aiming to minimize the frequency of intrusive investigations without compromising clinical outcomes.
A holistic approach involving diet and lifestyle advice is incorporated into the care of patients with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), coeliac disease and NCGS (non coeliac gluten sensitivity). A multidisciplinary approach to gastroenterological problems, particularly those with GI malignancy, is routinely practiced.
Dr Spiro Raftopoulos is a gastroenterologist with subspecialty interest in all aspects of interventional endoscopy including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). In addition to this he prides himself in the delivery of expert management in all aspects of general gastroenterology, therapeutic endoscopy and high quality colonoscopic services.
His specific interests lie in the provision of minimally invasive endoscopic alternatives to surgery for a variety of conditions including Barrett’s Oesophagus with access to the latest endoscopic techniques including endoscopic mucosal resection and radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic management of advanced and complex Colonic Polyps, endoscopic management of Achalasia including POEM (per oral endoscopic myotomy) procedure, endoscopic management of Pharyngeal Pouches (Zenker’s Diverticulum), endoscopic management of oesophageal diverticulae and all aspects of Eosinophilic Oesophagitis management including dilation.
Dr Raftopoulos completed his gastroenterology training in Perth. He subsequently undertook fellowship training at the prestigious St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto Canada in interventional endoscopy.
Dr Raftopoulos also has a private appointment at Peel Health Campus in Mandurah, a public appointment at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and an appointment at The University of Western Australia as Clinical Lecturer of Medicine. He is actively involved in multicenter clinical trials including being an active member in the Australian and New Zealand Endoscopy Leaders Forum (ANZELF).
Dr Raftopoulos was the first to introduce POEM into Western Australia and is currently on a number of national advisory committees including the Cancer Council of Australia and the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists.
Ass. Prof. Ian Yusoff is a gastroenterologist with subspecialty interests in pancreaticobiliary diseases. Procedurally, his main interests are in endoscopic ultrasound and pancreaticobiliary endoscopy. He will be an integral part of the new endoscopic ultrasound service being established at Hollywood this year.
His specific interests are patients with pancreatitis, pancreatic cystic disease and pancreaticobiliary malignancy. Given the complex nature of these conditions, all patients are managed in a multidisciplinary context to ensure adherence to best practice evidence-based principles.
Ass. Prof. Yusoff completed his gastroenterology training in Perth. He subsequently undertook fellowship training at McGill University in interventional endoscopy and at the University of Montreal in endoscopic ultrasound. He also completed further studies in epidemiology while at McGill University.
He is actively involved in clinical research with specific interests in outcomes of endoscopy and technology assessment.
Ass. Prof. Yusoff also has a public appointment at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and an adjunct appointment at The University of Western Australia as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine.
He is currently on a number of national advisory committees including the Cancer Council of Australia and the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists.
Dr Dev Segarajasingam is a gastroenterologist with subspecialty interests in small bowel investigations and endoscopic ultrasound. He has extensive experience in capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy.
Dr Segarajasingam completed his gastroenterology training in Perth. He has completed two fellowships in endoscopic ultrasound at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and McGill University Health Centre in Montreal. Additionally he has completed post-fellowship training in capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy.
Dr Segarajasingam has published broadly with topics ranging from inflammatory bowel disease to small bowel investigations. He is currently actively involved in clinical research. He has public appointments at Sir Charles Gairdner hospital and Osborne Park hospital.
He is a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia.
Dr Sam Rao is a gastroenterologist with special interest in therapeutic endoscopy and pancreato-biliary disease. He completed his specialty training in Perth followed by advanced endoscopy fellowships at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth and Vancouver, Canada (Vancouver General & St. Paul’s Hospitals).
His expertise includes advanced endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, management of large colon polyps, management of Barrett’s oesophagus and general endoscopy.
Dr Rao also has appointments at Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Hospitals. He is a an active member in the Australian and New Zealand Endoscopy Leaders Forum (ANZELF).
Dr Duy Pham is a consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. After completing his specialist training in gastroenterology and hepatology in WA and Victoria, he undertook a clinical hepatology fellowship at the Liver Transplant Unit at Austin Health (Victoria).
Dr Pham’s clinical interests include all aspects of liver disease including viral hepatitis B and C, fatty liver disease, alcohol-related liver disease, autoimmune and metabolic conditions, liver lesions and cirrhosis.
He is accredited to perform gastroscopy and colonoscopy by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
*English and Vietnamese speaking
Dr Claire Gordon is a gastroenterologist with a subspecialty interest in luminal gastroenterology, particularly inflammatory bowel disease. She is interested in the management of complex inflammatory bowel disease, aiming to achieve mucosal healing and optimise patients’ quality of life.
Dr Gordon grew up in Perth and graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2010 with a MBBS (Hons). She trained in gastroenterology at Royal North Shore and Liverpool Hospitals in Sydney. She subsequently undertook two fellowships in inflammatory bowel disease; a clinical fellowship at Fiona Stanley Hospital and then a clinical and research fellowship as part of the IBD Pharmacogenetics Research Group at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in the United Kingdom.
Dr Gordon also has a public appointment at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. She has further interests in coeliac disease, functional gut disorders, nutrition and bowel cancer screening, including dye-spray chromendoscopy, as well as general adult gastroenterology.
She is a member of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation and the International Bowel Ultrasound Group.