Dr Steph Turner

Dr Steph Turner Dr Steph Turner is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with a strong interest in liver disease and its treatment. About Dr Turner is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist working across Greenslopes Private Hospital and Mater Public Hospital in South Brisbane. After graduating from the University of Queensland she completed advanced training in Gastroenterology and … Read more

What do you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What do you need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects millions worldwide and often comes with a combination of symptoms. characterised by episodes of regular cramps, diarrhoea, and constipation, we bet there are still several things you didn’t know about IBS. Here’s a list of things you didn’t know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

What do you know about diverticular disease? Causes, complications, and its treatment

woman holding a cardboard image of the digestive system where diverticulitis disease occurs

Often discovered by chance, the diverticular disease tends to strike people who eat a low-fibre diet. And just like other digestive diseases, it is also characterised by changes in bowel habits, bloating, and abdominal pain. Our gastroenterologist explains the causes diverticular disease, its complications, and how a colonoscopy can be used for diagnosis.

Five signs you need a colonoscopy and why you shouldn’t ignore them

A colonoscope emitting a light in a colon during a colonoscopy procedure.

Despite what you may have heard about colonoscopy, it is still the “gold standard” of detecting cancer in your colon along with several other gastrointestinal diseases. They are proven to identify potential issues as early as possible, saving thousands of lives every year in Australia. Here are 5 signs you may need a colonoscopy done and why you shouldn’t ignore it.

Dr Rachelle Haikings

Dr Rachelle Haikings Dr Rachelle Haikings is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist managing a diverse range of gastrointestinal conditions with a special interest in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. About Dr Haikings obtained her medical degree at the University of Queensland and completed advanced gastroenterology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and Cairns Base Hospital with additional experience … Read more

Prof Darrell Crawford

Prof Darrell Crawford Professor Darrell Crawford is a respected clinician with extensive experience in gastroenterology and hepatology who has authored numerous publications in the advancement of medical knowledge. About Professor Darrell Crawford is Professor of Hepatology, is the Associate Dean (Strategic Development) Faculty of Medicine at UQ and Head of UQ Clinical School, Greenslopes Hospital. He is a … Read more

Dr Sam O’Connor

Dr Sam O’Connor Dr Sam O’Connor is a Gastroenterologist at Queensland Gastroenterology who has interests in inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and advanced colonoscopy and polypectomy. About Dr Sam O’Connor graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney in 2006 then commenced training in gastroenterology in Townsville, before returning to Princess Alexandra hospital in Brisbane for a further … Read more

Dr Leisa Barrett

Dr Leisa Barrett Dr Leisa Barrett is a Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist at Queensland Gastroenterology, committed to private practice. About Dr Leisa Barrett commenced Gastroenterology at the Mater Hospital and continued training at Princess Alexandra Hospital. She completed her liver transplant fellowship prior to commencing private practice. Dr Barrett has extensive experience in diagnostic gastroenterology, hepatology and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr … Read more