03 9331 3122 4/8 Eddy Street, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
03 9331 3122 4/8 Eddy Street, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

Changes due to COVID-19 (updated 13/07/2020)

We are currently still consulting as usual, whilst taking new measures to ensure the safety of our staff and patients.

We are offering phone consultations for all patients. Phone consultations are the same cost as a regular consultation.

Patients are still welcome to come into our rooms for their consultations, however we will screen all patients to ensure they are not ill/suffering any flu-like symptoms, including taking your temperature, and we can only allow 2 people in our rooms at any one time.

Due to changes put in place by our hospitals and endoscopy centres, all patients must be tested for COVID-19 7 days prior to their procedure and must quarantine at home between getting tested and being admitted for their procedure.

Our current opening hours are:
Monday – 9am – 4pm
Tuesday – 9am – 4pm
Wednesday – 10am-2pm
Thursday 9am – 4pm
Friday 9am-3pm

We are closed weekends and public holidays

For any general enquiries, you can email us on admin@drpaulfroomes.com.au

Dr Paul Froomes, Melbourne Gastroenterologist

Dr Paul Froomes

BMedSci, MBBS, FRACP, MD

Dr Paul Froomes is a Melbourne-based consultant physician and gastroenterologist who aims to provide the best in health care for all problems related to the gastrointestinal tract and the liver.

Dr Froomes’ specialty is in diagnosing and managing disorder related to imbalances in the microbial structure of the gut microbiome.

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Gastroenterology Services Include:


Liver

Liver Function Assessment, Hepatitis B & C, Iron Deficiency or Overload

Bowel Disease

Screening for cancer, management of Coeliac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease


Bowel Parasites

Peptic Ulcer & H.pylori Infection
Triple therapy for B.hominis & D.fragilis


Gastroscopy

Patient information

gastroscopy is a procedure that enables the doctor to see the lining of the stomach for abnormalities. This is done by passing a flexible tube via the mouth, through which a bright light is passed via fibre optics.

Unlike X-rays, a gastroscopy allows the doctor to see the surface of areas directly and can provide far more detail and accuracy than an X-ray.

Colonoscopy

Patient information

Colonscopy is a safe, effective means of visually examining the lining of the bowel using a long, flexible, tubular instrument. It is used to diagnose colon and rectum problems and to perform biopsies and remove colon polyps.

colonoscopy - Dr Paul Froomes - Melbourne

Intragastric Balloon Procedure

Patient information

The Gastric Balloon procedure used to assist weight loss begins with a soft, expandable silicone intragastric (inside the stomach) balloon.

The balloon is temporarily inserted into the stomach for six months to create a feeling of early and prolonged fullness after meals. This encourages portion control and forms the basis of the weight loss strategy which is combined with a medically supervised program of diet and exercise.

Faecal Microbial Transplant

Patient information

FMT (Faecal Microbial Transplant) uses normal ‘healthy’ human flora introduced into the patients bowel to ‘kill’ the bad bacteria.

The use of healthy human flora appears to be the most effective probiotic treatment available today. Healthy human flora acts as a ‘broad spectrum antibiotic’ against pathogens with the added benefit of being able to implant missing bacteria.

What is FMT Used For?

  • Clostridium difficile infection
  • Diarrhoea-predominant IBS
  • Colitis

Bowel Parasites

Patient information & Treatment

Blastocystis hominis (B. hominis) and Dientamoeba fragilis (D. fragilis) are  microscopic parasites sometimes found in the stools of people who have diarrhea, abdominal pain or other gastrointestinal signs and symptoms. 

Eradicating chronic bowel parasite infestation is critical to taking back control of your symptoms and regaining your life.