A/Prof David van der Poorten
Dr Roslyn Vongsuvanh
  Professor Golo Ahlenstiel
Dr Way Siow & Dr Rishi Sud
Email: admin@sydneynwgastro.com.au
Appointments & Enquiries:  (02) 8711 0160

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 We are still OPEN and plan to stay OPEN to support our patients throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Face to face appointments are available, as are Telehealth (phone consults) for all patients. Consultations are available at Norwest and Concord Rooms.
  • Endoscopic procedures (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy) are currently available for all urgent and elective cases, but continue to be monitored closely as the Covid situation evolves.
  • All patients will need to email or fax us a referral, blood tests and any other relevant results before we can proceed with a phone consult or triage your new referral.
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Fax: 8624 4769


  • If you are sick - please let us know as soon as you are able so that we can reschedule your appointment.
  • If you are slightly unwell, waiting for a covid result or living with someone who is - please let us know so that we can convert your appointment to a phone consult.
  • If you have travelled to Victoria or any of the identified hotspots in the last 14 days - please let us know so that we can convert your appointment to a phone consult.
  • Here is a link to current hotpots.https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-update
  • Please arrive only at your scheduled appointment time.
  • Come alone if possible & use the hand sanitiser when you arrive and before you leave the premises. 

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Sydney Norwest Gastroenterology (inc. Lakeview Private Gastroenterology)

Sydney Norwest Gastroenterology (inc. Lakeview Private Gastroenterology) is a modern, energetic and progressive Gastroenterology practice based at the new Lakeview Private Hospital Norwest and Concord.

We offer a comprehensive service that covers all aspects of Gastroenterology and Liver disease including disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon (large intestine), liver, pancreas and biliary tree. Particular areas of interest and expertise include colorectal cancer screening (bowel cancer), the management of fatty liver disease and NASH, liver cancer (HCC), inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and viral hepatitis (Hep B and C).

With access to Clinical Trials, Multi-Disciplinary Meetings, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy & Colonoscopy, Fibroscan, Pill Cam and the latest in Diagnostics and Medical Therapy, you can be assured that you are getting the most up to date assessment and management when you see A/Prof David van der Poorten, Dr Roslyn Vongsuvanh, Prof Golo Ahlenstiel, Dr Way Siow or Dr Rishi Sud.

Read more here about HSS changing names to Lakeview Private Hospital on December 12 2018.


scope fobtDirect Access Colonoscopy and Iron infusions

Our direct access endoscopy pathway allows for suitable patients to be referred directly for Colonoscopy and or Gastroscopy without prior consultation. All urgent indications are guaranteed to have a procedure within 30 days of referral in the public or private hospital system.

Indications: Positive FOBT, iron deficiency anaemia, GI bleeding (melaena or lower GI), family history of polyps or CRC and patients with previous polyps. Those with medical comorbidities, increased risks or unclear indications for scopes will need a review prior.

We provide direct access for iron infusions at Lakeview Private or at Westmead Public Hospital for suitable patients with low ferritin and intolerance/failure of oral iron supplements. All patients are given 1g of Ferinject, which takes as little as 15 minutes for an infusion.

For all direct access: Fax referalls to 8624 4769 or fill in the form here.


New Hepatitis C treatments available

We are now treating all patients with hepatitis C with oral, direct acting antivirals (DAAs) which have cure rates between 85-100% and none of the side-effects of interferon. Ask us today about how treatment with Epclusa (Sofosbuvir & Velpatasvir), Maviret (Glecaprevir & Pibrentasvir), Harvoni (Ledipasvir & Sofosbuvir), Daclinza (Daclatisvir), Viekira Pak (Ombitasvir, Paritaprevir, Ritonavir & Dasabuvir) or Zepatier (Elbsvir & Grazoprevir) could cure your Hepatitis C. As few as 3 appointments and between 8-24 weeks of therapy may be all that is needed.



Fibroscan with Steatosis (CAP)

The non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy is here and is available for all our patients at the time of consultation. For external referrals the procedure costs $250. Check out how healthy, fatty or scarred your liver is today with this simple, painless and reproducible scan. Click here to find out more and book your scan today.



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Dr Rishi Sud (Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist) has joined the practice and will be consulting at the Lakeview Private rooms and performing endoscopy in Lakeview Private day surgery. Rishi is a Staff Specialist at Gosford and Wyong Hospitals and Conjoint Fellow at the University of Newcastle.

He enjoys consulting across all areas of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and is actively involved in the teaching, supervision, and mentoring of physician trainees and gastroenterology advanced trainees. More about Dr Sud can be found here.



Lucinda BerglundDr Lucinda Berglund (Clinical Immunologist and Allergist) will now be consulting at the Lakeview Private Hospital rooms Norwest and at Concord on a Tuesday morning. She provides expert diagnosis and management of autoimmune disease, autoantibodies, recurrent infection where immunodeficiency is suspected and all allergic disease. She offers skin prick testing on the day of consultation where appropriate.

She is happy to see patients 10 years old and above. For more details on her practice and services click here.


Meet A/Prof David van der Poorten

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A/Prof David van der Poorten is a Staff Specialist Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist at Westmead Public Hospital and also has appointments as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Lakeview Private Hospital Norwest (LVP), Westmead Private and Strathfield Private Hospitals. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and is active in both teaching and research. He is a Doctor of Philosophy (medicine) and an active member of the Royal Australasian college of Physicians and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA). More about A/Prof van der Poorten can be found here.


Meet Dr Roslyn Vongsuvanh

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Dr Roslyn Vongsuvanh is a Staff Specialist Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Blacktown Hospital. She also has appointments at Lakeview Private Hospital Norwest (LVP) and Strathfield  Private Hospitals. She is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney and highly sought after for her empathy and clinical skills in all areas of gastroenterology and liver disease. She is actively involved in medical student teaching and has many ongoing research projects. More about Dr Vongsuvanh can be found here.

Meet Dr Way Siow

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Dr Way Siow completed his medical and gastroenterology training at Gosford and Royal North Shore Hospitals and is currently a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Lakeview Private Hospital Norwest (LVP) and the Northern beaches hospital. He is a conjoint teaching fellow with the University of Newcastle actively involved in the education of medical students and training specialists. Way is currently undertaking further research on the link between colorectal cancer and fatty liver disease as part of his PhD through the Storr Liver Unit at Westmead Hospital and the University of Sydney. More about Dr Way Siow can be found here.

Meet Prof Golo Ahlenstiel

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Prof Golo Ahlenstiel is an academic Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Blacktown Hospital, Professor of Medicine at Western Sydney University, Head of the Liver Immunology Group at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research and consultant Gastroenterologist at Lakeview Private Hospital Norwest (LVP). Golo was trained at the University Hospital of Bonn, Germany and later at the world renowned National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington DC, USA. His practice encompasses all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology. More about Prof Golo Ahlenstiel can be found here.