Gold Coast-based gastroenterologist Dr Simon Louis is accredited with the Gastroenterology Society of Australia and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Dr Louis provides an open access endoscopy service operating from:
- Pacific Private Hospital
- Pindara Private Hospital
- Gold Coast Private Hospital
Importantly, all patients are given their endoscopy report on the day of the procedure.
Dr Louis is also a “No Gap Provider”, meaning no out-of-pocket expenses are incurred for inpatient services unless patients hold an excess with their health insurer or are self insured. A discount is given for those patients who hold a pension card or a healthcare card.
Please contact Dr Louis’ friendly office staff on 07 5571 5444 if you have any further questions about our services.
What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine where the digestive system and its disorders are studied. Etymologically it is the combination of Ancient Greek wordsgastros (stomach), enteron (intestine) and logos (reason).
Diseases affecting gastrointestinal tract (i.e. organs from mouth to anus) are the focus of this speciality.
Doctors specialising in the field are called gastroenterologists. Many important advances have been made in the last 50 years, contributing to rapid expansion of its scope.
Hepatology or hepatobiliary medicine encompasses the study of the liver, pancreas and biliary tree and is traditionally considered a subspeciality.