“At Universal Gastroenterology, we aim to provide an empathetic and professional service. The first step is to carefully listen to what the patient has to say and to clarify their concerns. We aim to provide a comprehensive approach to investigation, diagnosis and treatment informed by evidence-based medicine.”
Universal Gastroenterology was founded by
Dr Arun Gupta, a board-credentialled gastroenterologist (gut specialist) who trained in Melbourne, Sydney and the United Kingdom. He returns to his hometown of Melbourne after working in Canberra in a senior role, where he mentored junior staff in clinical skills and endoscopy technique. He also participated in an academic capacity, as clinical lecturer at the Australian National University and a principal investigator in multi-national clinical research trials for inflammatory bowel disease.
At Universal Gastroenterology, we welcome patients from all areas of Melbourne and country Victoria. Telehealth can be arranged for distance patients. We service areas including (though certainly not limited to) Glen Iris, Malvern East, Camberwell, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Surrey Hills, Mont Albert, Burwood, Ashwood, Ashburton, Blackburn, Box Hill, Box Hill South, Mount Waverley, Chadstone, Moorabbin, Brighton, Brighton East, Elsternwick, Caulfield, Glen Huntly, Hughesdale, Murrumbeena, Carnegie, Bentleigh, Bentleigh East and Oakleigh.
Patients from country or regional areas including (though also, not limited to) Bendigo, Ballarat, Beechworth, Wangaratta, Shepparton, Geelong, Daylesford, Castlemaine, Kyneton, Hamilton, Horsham, Bright, Bairnsdale, Warragul, Traralgon, Sale, Lorne, Ocean Grove and Torquay are welcome to be referred and can be reviewed via telehealth if needed.
Dr Gupta is pleased to consult at the specialist consulting suites at Holmesglen Private Hospital at 490 South Road, Moorabbin. Holmesglen Private Hospital opened its doors in January 2017 and has proven to be extremely popular with patients south of the Yarra. Holmesglen is conveniently located, only a few km away from Caulfield, Caulfield South, Caulfield East, Elsternwick, Glen Huntly and Carnegie. Holmesglen offers a very broad range of services including a vast array of visiting specialists, a 24-hour emergency department and an intensive care unit. There is a first-class endoscopy unit which forms part of the operating theatre complex.
Dr Gupta also consults at the new Cabrini Specialist Centre in Hawthorn East are conveniently located just near Camberwell junction at Level 2, 141 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East. These brand new specialist consulting rooms are an outpost from Cabrini Hospital, which has their main hospital on Wattletree Road in Malvern. In addition, Dr Gupta consults at Specialists @Burwood, located near the intersection of Toorak and Warrigal Roads, at 367 Warrigal Road, Burwood.
We manage all aspects of gastroenterology, hepatology (liver problems) and pancreatico-biliary disease. He has an interest in bowel cancer screening via colonoscopy, and the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and dyspepsia in particular. Those with a family history of bowel cancer or a past history of colonic polyps are suitable patients. He takes a holistic approach and personalises his recommendations to each patient.