GPs can offer a faecal immunochemical (FOBT) test every 2 years to people aged 45-49 who request it
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Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,375 people a year)
 

Our Doctors

 

Dr Ben Allen

 

BMed (Hons), BAppSci FRACP

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Staff Specialist Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH)

Visiting Medical Officer The Tweed Hospital

Dr Ben Allen is a Gastroenterologist and performs diagnostic and interventional gastroscopy, colonoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound, with further accreditation in small bowel capsule endoscopy.

Dr Allen graduated with honours from the University of Newcastle in 2003 and then undertook postgraduate training in Victoria and New South Wales, working at The Geelong Hospital, The Western Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney. He gained his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in 2010.

In 2011 he undertook an international fellowship in advanced endoscopy at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE) specialising in endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic management of advanced Barrett's oesophagus under the tutelage of Dr Ian Penman.

Upon returning to Australia in 2012, Dr Allen commenced public and private practice in Geelong and was appointed a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University.

In 2015, he relocated with his family to the Gold Coast. Dr Allen works in the public and private sectors, caring for patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. Particular interests include endoscopic ultrasound, functional gut disorders and inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr Allen’s staff will be more than happy to help facilitate bookings for consultation or procedures that may be required. Please don’t hesitate to contact our principal rooms located at John Flynn Hospital.

Dr Allen is available for:

Consultations:

  • John Flynn Hospital
  • Tweed Day Surgery
  • Murwillumbah

Procedures:

  • John Flynn Hospital
  • Tweed Day Surgery
  • Robina Private Hospital
  • Tweed Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital (EUS service)

 


 

Dr Aiden Lyon

 

BAppSc (MedSc) Hons, MBBS, FRACP

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Staff Specialist Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH)

After growing up in Ballina on the Northern Rivers, Aiden moved to Brisbane to complete his undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) with Honours at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Following this, he completed his postgraduate medical training at Griffith University on the Gold Coast then continuing his advanced training in Gastroenterology at Gold Coast University Hospital, the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and fellowship year at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, focusing on quality in endoscopy and colonoscopy and special interest in endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR).

Aiden continues to be actively involved with teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with an appointment with the University of Queensland and Griffith University as a Senior Lecturer. Currently, he currently sits on the committee for the Gastroenterology Society of Queensland (GESQ) and is an active member of the Basic Physician Training Committee at the Gold University Hospital and Clinical Supervision for the FRACP.

Aiden performs diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy including endoscopic mucosal resection and has further accreditation in capsule endoscopy. He is available to care for patients experiencing a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders with special interests in quality colonoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr Aiden Lyon is available for:

Consultations:

  • Post procedural consultations/follow-up

Procedures:

  • Direct access procedures at Tweed Day Surgery

 


 

Dr Alicia Braund

 

B Hlth Sci (Nutr&Diet) (Hons).

MBBS FRACP

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Staff Specialist Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH)

Alicia Braund is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with a special interest in hepatocellular carcinoma and treatment of hepatitis C. She attended medical school on the Gold Coast and has completed her gastroenterology training at the Gold Coast Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Alicia is strongly focused on patient-centered care and advocating for disadvantaged patients. She enjoys all aspects of endoscopy and gastroenterology practice.

Dr Alicia Braund is available for:

Consultations:

  • Post procedural consultations/follow-up

Procedures:

  • Direct access procedures at Tweed Day Surgery.
 
 

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