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Dr Douglas Samuel is a consultant physician specialising in gastrointestinal (GI) and liver disorders. A well functioning GI tract or liver is important for well being and life-long health. Disease in these organs can be the source of chronic health problems interfering with quality of life. Dr Samuel helps patients to avoid or cure these disorders. He works closely with referring general practitioners and specialists both before and after consultations for comprehensive care.

His main rooms are within North Shore Private Hospital, St Leonards where he consults and performs gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. He works with a dedicated team of nurses, doctors, research and administration staff. He is a senior Visiting Medical Officer accredited to admit his private patients at the following hospitals:

He offers a fortnightly rural gastroenterology outreach service to the New South Wales Mid-North coast. Based in Taree, he is available for consultations and endoscopies.

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Crohn's and colitis

Dr Samuel has a specialty Crohn’s and colitis clinic in the Sydney South West.  He is also a principal investigator on national and international clinical trials. He and a team of colleagues are researching new therapies to control and cure inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - a group of disorders where the intestines become inflamed (red and swollen).

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Bowel cancer prevention

Dr Samuel has many years experience helping his patients to avoid or treat bowel cancer - a condition afflicting 1 in 10 Australians. He is skilled in colonoscopic mucosal resection of polyps - precancerous bowel lesions. Their removal is a key strategy in the prevention of bowel cancer.

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Endoscopic procedures

Dr Samuel is one of a few gastroenterologists in New South Wales providing double balloon enteroscopy – an endoscopic technique to examine and treat diseases of the small bowel.  He has expertise in several gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures and has performed over 10000 gastroscopies and colonoscopies.

North Shore

Appointments: (02) 9880 8809
Suite 11, level 3,
North Shore Private Hospital
Westbourne St,
St Leonards
Fax: (02) 8078 0180

Sydney South West

Appointments: (02) 9722 8794
Crohn's & Colitis Clinic
L3, Bankstown Hospital,
Eldridge Rd,
Bankstown 2200
Fax: (02) 9722 7752

Mid North Coast

Appointments: (02) 6552 0071
Mayo Healthcare Centre
2 Potoroo Drive,
Taree 2430
Fax: (02) 6552 0091