New Address - Moonee Ponds

Dr Paul Froomes now consults from his new rooms at:

Suite 4, Level 1
8 Eddy Street
Moonee Ponds

Bookings & Appointments

For All Bookings & Appointments:

Ph: 9331 3122 

Patient Information

Colonoscopy InstructionsColonoscopy Instructions
Prepare correctly for your colonscopy

Intragastric Balloon ProcedureIntragastric Balloon Procedure
Information, Videos and Patient Forms

Patient Info
Infliximab for Crohn's Disease Print E-mail
Infliximab belongs to a new class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies. This particular drug blocks the activity of an inflammatory chemical in the tissue called tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Excessive TNF seems to lead to increased inflammation and damage in the tissues in disorders like Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Because infliximab blocks TNF, it is known as “anti-TNF”. Infliximab is used for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease for whom conventional therapy has not been effective.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Print E-mail
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common GI disorder seen in clinical practice. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain and altered bowel habits in the absence of any organic disorder. Symptoms may include bloating, diarrhea or constipation. The nature and severity of symptoms vary widely between patients and may vary with time.
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IBS - Support Program Print E-mail
IBS - Support Program , Patient information Guide.
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Reflux Oesophagitis Print E-mail
Heartburn (reflux oesophagitis) is an inflammation of the oesophagus (gullet) resulting from a failure of the valve (lower oesophageal sphincter) between the oesophagus and the stomach. In health, the valve prevents the back flow of gastric juices. The symptoms of heartburn are common, often considered trivial, and frequently managed by simple home remedies or over-the-counter antacids. Untreated it can progress to serious disease in some people. This fact sheet provides information on the causes, symptoms, treatment, and longer-term complications of heartburn (reflux oesophagitis).
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Coeliac Disease Print E-mail
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Hepatitis B & C Print E-mail
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Bowel parasites Print E-mail

Blastocystis hominis & Dientamoeba fragilis infection

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. However, it's not clear whether blastocystis infection, as it's called, is actually an infection or that it causes any abdominal signs and symptoms.
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Dr Paul Froomes - Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist