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.
A 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.