About Dr Sivanesan

Dr Suresh Sivanesan completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Melbourne. His speciality training in gastroenterology and hepatology was completed in Australia. He then completed further training and a PhD at the University College of London  while working in London and Oxford in the UK. He has completed a fellowship in advanced endoscopy at St Mark’s Hospital, London. He now works in private practice in Melbourne and at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.He is a gastroenterologist on staff at the Royal Melbourne as well as deputy director at the department of Colorectal Medicine and Genetics.
Dr Sivanesan has sub- specialized in inflammatory bowel disease (colitis and Crohn’s), colon cancer screening and polyp disease. He also has interests in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), coeliac disease, obesity and liver diseases. Other conditions that we manage include bleeding, stomach ulcers, abdominal pain and constipation.


We pride ourselves on being accessible, to cater and treat all patients.  We aim to see patients in a timely fashion, meet them, listen to their issues, consult, examine and evaluate the condition. Once evaluation is complete, we will usually run tests or investigate further. Dr Sivanesan will always endeavour to perform investigations such as endoscopy himself. Other tests may include scans, blood or faecal testing. A review appointment is then scheduled to integrate the findings, explain it in detail and manage the condition from that point onward. We have access to a highly trained and expert dietitian, Dr Emma Halmos who can play a role in the management plan.

Practice & Staff

Our staff are contactable and will be able to guide you through the process. A valid referral from a GP is necessary to obtain a Medicare rebate on the consultation fees, but otherwise not essential.  Fees, rebates and the role of medical insurance with procedures are common questions that we can clarify over the phone.

We have two medical secretaries and a part-time qualified nurse. They are there to assist with appointments and to help you through the diagnostic and treatment process.

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