Monash Children’s Hospital Department of Gastroenterology is one of only two paediatric gastroenterology departments in Victoria.
The department provides outpatient clinics for children of all ages from newborns to adolescents with complex gastrointestinal conditions.
Phone: (03) 8572 3000
Clinic opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-4.30pm
Monash Children’s Department of Gastroenterology is one of only two paediatric gastroenterology departments in Victoria.
The department provides outpatient clinics for children of all ages from newborn to adolescents with complex gastrointestinal conditions.
We provide care for all aspects of paediatric and adolescent gastroenterology, hepatology (with the exception of liver transplantation and chronic viral hepatitis), nutrition and endoscopy.
Conditions that we manage include inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic oesophagitis suspected liver disease, coeliac disease, refractory constipation, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and functional gastrointestinal disorders.
Endoscopy services include gastroscopy, colonoscopy, video capsule endoscopy and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG).
The department has close links with other general and specialist paediatric units, adult gastroenterology and allied health services especially dietetics, speech pathology and PEG outreach.
Patients at outpatient clinics are seen by a gastroenterologist, a nurse and a dietitian if required.
Outpatient clinics are held weekly with all appointments made through the outpatient booking system. Patients may also be seen in private rooms.
Program Director: Professor Nick Freezer
Head of Unit: Dr Rupert Hinds
Secure eReferral by HealthLink is now our preferred method of referral.
Find up-to-date information about how to send a referral to Monash Health Specialist Consulting Clinics on the eReferrals page on our website.
Any condition thought to be an emergency by the referring practitioner should be seen within the Emergency Department. Urgent referrals must be discussed with the on-call gastroenterologist. Please contact the on call gastroenterologist through our Monash Health switchboard 9594 6666.
To view the referral guidelines for Paediatric Gastroenterology click here.
All referrals will be triaged by a gastroenterologist. Children not appropriate for our clinic will be referred to another Monash Children’s Hospital clinic where appropriate. Children not needing to be seen at any clinic will be referred back to their GP with an explanatory letter.
Please address referral to the Head of Unit Dr Rupert Hinds. The patient will be seen by a clinician within this specialty.
Outpatient clinics cost
Nil to clients eligible for Medicare. Note: Patients ineligible for Medicare will be charged a fee for all services provided
Head of Unit
Dr Rupert Hinds
Referrals will be received by
Monash Children’s Hospital Emergency Department
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Monash Children’s Hospital
Consultants outside Monash Health