Keilor Private Endoscopy Gastroenterology Hepatology

Procedures : (03) 8340 6400
  Consultations : (03) 8340 6466

Our Team

DIRECTORS

Dr Steven Kolt
Dr Steven Kolt M.B.B.S. (Hons) F.R.A.C.P.
GASTROENTEROLOGIST

Dr Kolt is a consultant gastroenterologist who combines public practice at Western Hospital with a well-established private practice in Keilor.  He completed his specialisation at the Alfred Hospital and in the USA, and since 1993 has been providing comprehensive gastroenterology services to the Western Suburbs.  Dr Kolt provides professional, prompt and caring service that has helped him become a preferred provider to patients in the local area and surrounds.  Whilst Dr Kolt maintains a broad range of interests in all areas of gastroenterology, he has a particular interest in luminal gastroenterology, bowel cancer and polyp screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and colonoscopy.  Referring doctors are most welcome to liaise with Dr Kolt at any time.

Dr Simon Zanati
Dr Simon Zanati M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.P.
GASTROENTEROLOGIST

Dr Zanati graduated from Monash University with a medical degree in 1993. He trained as a physician at The Alfred where he completed advanced training in gastroenterology before travelling to Toronto, Canada to complete a two year Fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at the acclaimed Endoscopy Centre of St Michael’s Hospital. Dr Zanati became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2003 and runs a busy private gastroenterology practice as a partner at Keilor Private. At Keilor Private he consults and performs endoscopic procedures including bowel cancer endoscopy whilst also holding appointments as Visiting Gastroenterologist to the Western Hospital and The Alfred, teaching advanced endoscopic techniques. Dr Zanati also performs procedures at The Avenue Hospital where he has admitting rights. Practising as a general gastroenterologist, his primary interest is endoscopy and he has co-authored multiple publications on this topic and been involved with national guidelines and trainee development.

Dr Geeta Srivatsa
Dr Geeta Srivatsa, B Sci.(Hons) M.B.B.S.(Hons) M.R.C.P.(UK) F.R.A.C.P.
GASTROENTEROLOGIST AND HEPATOLOGIST

Dr Srivatsa graduated with honours from The University of London. She trained in gastroenterology at The Royal Melbourne and Western Hospitals, and completed postgraduate research in hepatobiliary disease. She is a VMO Gastroenterologist at the Western Hospital and has a special interest in hepatology. As a member of the Melbourne Liver Group she has spoken at several hepatitis meetings and works in a senior position in the hospital viral hepatitis and liver clinics. Dr Srivatsa has an active interest in luminal gastroenterology including inflammatory bowel disease and treating symptoms of IBS. She is regularly involved in teaching, and held a previous position as Clinical Sub Dean at the University of Melbourne. Dr Srivatsa treats at Keilor Private three days a week, combining outstanding clinical acumen with strong interpersonal skills to ensure patient care is at the forefront of the practice.

VISITING SPECIALISTS

Dr Robert Y. Chen, M.B.B.S.,F.R.A.C.P.,MD
GASTROENTEROLOGIST

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Mr Matthew Croxford, M.B.B.S. F.R.A.C.S.
COLORECTAL AND GENERAL SURGEON

Matthew is a colorectal and general surgeon working in the western suburbs. He is a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and General Surgeons Australia (GSA).

Matthew has particular interests in managing colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, fistulae, haemorrhoids and fissures. He has specific training in laparoscopic (Keyhole) abdominal surgery. He also provides endoscopy and colonoscopy services

He has appointments at Western Private Hospital, Western Health (Public Network), Hobson Healthcare, Western Day Surgery and St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Matthew consults in Keilor fortnightly on a Wednesday. He also consults from his rooms in Footscray.

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Dr Jonathan TAN M.B.B.S, B.Bmed.Sci, F.R.A.C.P
GASTROENTEROLOGIST

Dr Tan graduated from the University of Melbourne and trained as a physician at the Austin hospital, Launceston General and Western Hospital. Jonathan then pursued his passion in Therapeutic Endoscopy at Alfred Hospital Melbourne for two years before embarking on a one-year overseas therapeutic endoscopy fellowship in a renowned liver transplant centre in Vancouver Canada.

Jonathan currently holds a public appointment at the Northern Hospital as one of the senior visiting medical staff, playing a key role in providing an Endoscopic ultrasound service for the hospital. He is actively involved in research where he has presented his work at various local and international conferences. Jonathan maintains a broad range of interest in all aspects of gastroenterology with special interests in endoscopy, pancreas-biliary related diseases and colorectal cancer screening.

At Keilor Private, he consults and performs endoscopy weekly. Providing holistic care, with good communication to various health professions is a core value that Jonathan holds. Urgent patients can always be accommodated as a priority. He would be happy to discuss any cases with the medical practitioner.

DIETITIAN

Leeanne Azzopardi
Leeanne Azzopardi

Leeanne Azzopardi is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with 10 years of clinical experience specialising in Gastrointestinal Health, Weight Management, developing customised nutrition plans and providing education and support to empower individuals to improve their food choices and overall health and wellbeing.

Areas of nutritional health include:

  • Gastrointestional Health such as Irritable Bowel Disease (IBS), Coeliac Disease, Lactose Intolerance, Fructose Malabsorption, Food Chemical Intolerance, Reflux Disease (GORD), Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
  • Weight management; weight loss and weight gain
  • Diabetes; Pre-diabetes, Type 1 and 2, Gestational diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sports Nutrition

ANAESTHETISTS

Dr Jan Anderson

Dr Cassie Andrews

Dr Matthew Bowman

Dr Isaac Cheung

Dr Shanon Jarvis

Dr Damien Strangio

Dr Gail Aughterson

Dr Janette Wright

 

KEY PERSONNEL

  • Chief Executive Officer – Cheryl Stewart-Richardson
  • Clinical Services Manager – Jenny Oliver
  • Office Manager – Ann Maree Goring