About Us

Gastro Services & Facilities (GSF)

Our Story

Gastro Services & Facilities was established on December 1st 2006 by Dr John Gibbons and Dr Kate Cayzer who were later joined by Dr Jillian Rosenstengel, Dr Paul Clark and Dr Nick Tutticci.

Together this highly experienced team, all of whom are medical graduates of the University of Queensland and fellows of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, provide an extensive range of expert gastroenterological services, including management of diseases and tumours of the stomach and bowel, liver disease, pancreatic and biliary diseases, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Additionally, all of our specialists have contributed to public hospital consultant practice through VMO positions at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QEII Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital.

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Our Vision

Early detection and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases to minimize suffering and improve quality of life.

Our Mission

To provide an affordable high quality gastroenterology service to Brisbane's southeast.

Our Services

We provide both a consultative and open access gastroenterological service.

We perform consults at a number of locations: Birkdale, Belmont, Sunnybank, Stones Corner and Carina.

We visit and perform procedures, including endoscopy, colonoscopy, therapeutic endoscopies, ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound and Capsule Endoscopy, at Eastern Endoscopy Centre, Mater Private South Brisbane and Sunnybank Private Hospitals.

Making a booking with Gastro Services & Facilities is simple and easy, as all bookings are made through our Central Booking Office, between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Simply have your pen & paper ready, along with your referral, Medicare card details, pensioner or healthcare card and private health fund details. If you have insulin dependent diabetes, have a significant medical disease, a BMI>40 or are on a blood thinning medication other than Aspirin, please advise the staff when making your booking.

Our Practice Staff

At Gastro Services & Facilities, we have a great team which includes Accounts Staff, Bookings Staff, Clinical Typists, Medical Records Clerks who are all committed to providing the highest level of administrative services to you.

By choosing Gastro Services & Facilities, you're putting your trust in the experts.

Eastern Endoscopy Centre

Our Story

Eastern Endoscopy Centre, located in Bayside suburb of Birkdale, is a Queensland Health licensed Day Hospital accredited with the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards. It was established in December 1999 and is currently owned and operated by Dr John Gibbons, a gastroenterologist with twenty years' experience.

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Our Vision

Early detection and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases to minimize suffering and improve quality of life.

Our Mission

To provide an affordable high quality gastroenterology service to Brisbane's southeast.

Our Services

Endoscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy are all performed at the hospital.

Our Queensland Health License enables us to look after patients over the age of 14 years who are in relatively good general health.

Patients with more complex medical diseases, or with a BMI>40, are referred to Mater Private Hospital, South Brisbane, or Sunnybank Private Hospital under the care of our doctors.

All five gastroenterologists consult at Eastern Endoscopy Centre in the spacious consulting room, providing a complete gastroenterological service.

Our Commitment to Quality

The Centre has prided itself on staying at the forefront of endoscopic practices by using the latest endoscopic equipment and by using the best practice guidelines for both endoscopic procedures and scope cleaning. We also endeavour to replace our equipment regularly to ensure that optimal quality is maintained and the most advanced technology is used.

We ensure that our staff, gastroenterologists and anaesthetists participate in continuing development programmes and meet quality guidelines as defined by the Australian and American Gastroenterological and Anaesthesiology Societies.

Our doctors attend monthly meetings to discuss clinical cases, review pathology diagnoses and evaluate recent advances in the literature. Quality guidelines for endoscopic procedures published by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) are monitored. In particular, the quality of colonoscopy is maintained by the use of indigo carmine dye spraying and the use of high definition white light endoscopes throughout the length of the colon which has been shown to improve polyp detection rates.

Our highly trained nursing staff is capably led by Sarah Wear RN who has been our Nurse Manager since the commencement of operations in 1999. Eastern Endoscopy Centre nurses regularly participate in continuing education programmes with regular mandatory assessments of nursing skills including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, fire and evacuation, endoscopic cleaning competencies and Hand Hygiene compliance.

We use a secure electronic messaging system to send your procedure reports back to your referring doctor, which enables rapid communication, enhancing the timeliness of your care.

  • Dr. John Gibbons

    Dr. John Gibbons, MBBS(QLD), FRACP

  • Dr. Kate Cayzer

    Dr. Kate Cayzer, MBBS(QLD), PhD, FRACP

  • Dr. Jillian Rosenstengel

    Dr. Jillian Rosenstengel, MBBS (QLD), FRACP

  • Dr. Nicholas Tutticci

    Dr. Nicholas Tutticci, BSc, MBBS(QLD), FRACP

CONSULTATION LOCATIONS

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    Eastern Endoscopy Centre
    120 Birkdale Road, Birkdale QLD 4159

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    Access Specialist Centre
    185 Belmont Road Belmont QLD 4153

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    Stoneham Chambers
    21 Stoneham Street Stones Corner QLD 4120

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    Sunnybank Specialist Centre
    Suite 10, 2nd Floor, Sunnybank Private Hospital
    245 McCullough St Sunnybank QLD 4109

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    Hands On Rooms
    830 Old Cleveland Rd Carina QLD 4152

PROCEDURE LOCATIONS

  • location

    Eastern Endoscopy Centre
    120 Birkdale Road, Birkdale QLD 4159

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    Mater Private Hospital
    Endoscopy Unit Vulture St South Brisbane QLD 4101

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    Sunnybank Private Hospital
    245 McCullough St Sunnybank QLD 4109



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