Our Specialists - Bayside Endoscopy

 

Our Directors of Nursing & Executive Director of Nursing

 


Dr Chris Desmond

 

 

 

 

Dr Chris Desmond is a Melbourne based Gastroenterologist who investigates and treats all areas of luminal gastroenterology and hepatology, with particular interest in colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, small bowel capsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, food intolerances, irritable bowel and functional gastrointestinal disorders.

 

He performs interventional and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy (including ‘open access endoscopy’) at Melbourne Endoscopy Group in Melbourne and Bentleigh and a variety of other private hospitals. To treat a broad base of patients, Chris combines public practice at Monash Health where he is a visiting specialist and Deputy Director of Endoscopy, with a private Gastroenterology practice at Melbourne Endoscopy Group in Melbourne and Bentleigh as mentioned above. Dr Desmond provides a 7 day per week inpatient gastroenterology service at Cabrini Malvern and Cabrini Brighton.


In addition to treating individuals, Dr Desmond also dedicates time to teaching junior doctors and medical students. He is involved in teaching at the Monash University Medical School at Monash Health and Cabrini Hospital and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University.

Dr Desmond completed physician training and Specialist Gastroenterology training at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He subsequently undertook a further advanced endoscopic fellowship at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, prior to undertaking an endoscopic ultrasound fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. He also undertook basic scientific research through Monash University, Melbourne, where he was awarded an NHMRC Research Scholarship

 

 


 

 


Dr David Devonshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr David Devonshire MBBS (Hons) FRACP is a Monash University graduate, who completed advanced Gastroenterology training at Monash Health Melbourne, then an Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship at the Digestive Disease Centre, Medical University of South Carolina under the stewardship of Prof Peter Cotton and Prof Rob Hawes.

 

 

He returned to Melbourne as Director of Endoscopy for Southern Health, a teaching hospital of Monash University Health Sciences where he has a special interest in ERCP, Cholangioscopy and interventional luminal endoscopy for the detection and treatment of neoplasia and benign disease in adults and children. A great team of endoscopy nurses and endoscopy fellows complement a very active endoscopy service. He enjoys interactive live endoscopy workshops in Australia and abroad.

 

Melbourne Endoscopy has provided a perfectly located and experienced team to compliment his patient care needs over many years.

 

 

Dr E Robert Eaves

 

Dr E Robert Eaves MBBS, FRACP, PhD is a trained Gastroenterologist and Consultant Physician. His medical degree and PhD were obtained from Monash University, Melbourne. Dr Eaves has had senior appointments at Prince Henry’s Hospital Melbourne in the Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology and the Intensive Care Unit. He then continued his advanced training in Gastroenterology at St Mark’s Hospital London, England. After returning to Melbourne, he was offered senior appointments at Monash Medical Centre in Gastroenterology and General Medicine and at Sandringham Hospital as Head of Medicine.

 

Dr Eaves has specialised interests in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which include Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, bowel cancer; its prevention and cure. He specialises in diagnostic and therapeutic Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy.

 

Dr Eaves is a local Bayside resident actively involved in the local community. He currently has appointments at Bayside Endoscopy Centre, Melbourne Endoscopy Centres in St Kilda Road and Clayton, he has practised in the Bayside area for 30 years.

 

Continuing his ongoing education through seminars, workshops, lectures and conferences both at home and abroad; he is a member of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia, The American Gastroenterological Association and the British Society of Gastroenterology. Dr Eaves is also a member of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), he has also had an extensive history of training gastroenterological colleagues. He continues to enjoy and have a keen interest in his speciality of Gastroenterology.

 


 

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Dr Adam Gordon

Dr Adam Gordon is a VMO gastroenterologist at The Alfred Hospital, where he is also involved in teaching and research. Adam is an adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University Medical School at AMREP (Alfred Medical Education and Research Precinct). His private practice is based in Moorabbin and he works at several other locations in the Bayside area including Bayside Endoscopy.

 

Adam graduated from his MBBS degree at Monash University in 1997 with honours. He subsequently completed his advanced training in gastroenterology at The Alfred Hospital in 2006. Adam then completed his MD degree (Doctor of Medicine) at Monash University in 2009.

 

Adam is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), the Australian Medical Association (AMA), Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Adam is a participant in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) and has a special interest in Bowel Cancer screening.

 

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Mr Paul Sitzler

   
  • MBBS Melbourne University 1985
  • FRACS 1992
  • 18 years Colorectal Surgeon
  • Member Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia 1996-current
  • Member American Society of Colorectal Surgery 2004-current
  • Member St Marks Association
  • Member Australian Medical Association

 

Current Appointments:

 

  • Colorectal Surgeon Box Hill Hospital.
  • General Surgeon Sandringham & District Memorial Hospital.
  • Colorectal Surgeon Epworth Medical Centre.
  • Colorectal Surgeon, Linacre/Como Private Hospitals.
  • Visiting Surgeon Bass Coast Hospital Wonthaggi.

 

Past Appointments:

 

  • Colorectal Surgeon Western Hospital Footscray 1997-2003
  • General Surgeon Werribee Mercy Hospital Werribee 1996-2004
  • Colorectal Surgeon Monash Medical Centre 2001-2008

 

Colorectal Subspecialty Training Appointments Held:

 

  • Clinical Research Fellow St Marks Hospital London 1994-1995
  • Colorectal Fellow Singapore General Hospital Singapore 1996-1996

   

Research Interests:

 

Rectal cancer, Incontenence, Rectal prolapse

 

Journal Papers Published: 6
Lectures delivered: 25

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Dr Shireen Tabatabai

Shireen Tabatabai MBBS (Hons) FRACP graduated from Monash University with honors in 2000. Shireen completed her internship, physician training and Gastroenterology training at Monash Medical Centre. She was awarded the fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2008.

 

She is currently a consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Monash Medical Centre. Shireen is also involved in clinical trials in Liver Disease.

 

Shireen works in private practice at Clayton and Moorabbin and performs Endoscopy in Clayton and Bayside Endoscopy Bentleigh.

 

She has admitting rights at Jessie McPherson Clayton and Cabrini Malvern.

 

Shireen Tabatabai’s clinical experience includes patients with Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and performing upper and lower GI endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy). She has a special interest in diseases of the liver.

 

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Dr Adam Gordon

Dr Adam Gordon is a VMO gastroenterologist at The Alfred Hospital, where he is also involved in teaching and research. Adam is an adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University Medical School at AMREP (Alfred Medical Education and Research Precinct). His private practice is based in Moorabbin and he works at several other locations in the Bayside area including Bayside Endoscopy.

 

Adam graduated from his MBBS degree at Monash University in 1997 with honours. He subsequently completed his advanced training in gastroenterology at The Alfred Hospital in 2006. Adam then completed his MD degree (Doctor of Medicine) at Monash University in 2009.

 

Adam is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), the Australian Medical Association (AMA), Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Adam is a participant in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) and has a special interest in Bowel Cancer screening.

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