Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract or (GI), which includes the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this specialty.

Gastroenterologists treat a range of GI diseases including:

  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures
  • Perianal abscesses
  • Anal fistula
  • Diverticular disease
  • Colon polyps and cancer

Elective Endoscopy

Endoscopic investigations include gastroscopies, sigmoidoscopies & colonoscopies.

Open Access Endoscopy

Open access endoscopy is when your doctor refers you directly for an endoscopy procedure with us.

Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel cancer is a malignant growth that develops primarily inside the large bowel.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is an advanced technology that painlessly examines the small intestine/bowel.

Breath Tests

Our highly experienced medical professionals offer diagnostic breath tests.

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What is Gastroenterology?


Gastroenterology is a specialist branch of medicine that studies and treats the disorders of the digestive system. It involves the understanding of the physiology of the gastrointestinal organs including movement through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ.


NT Medical Specialist are linked with the Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin Private Hospital and the Darwin Day Surgery to ensure we are able to provide the highest levels of patient care.

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