ph. (03) 9885 8100 Fax: (03) 9885 6495

Suite 2A/330 High St,
Ashburton 3147
Suite 6, 243 New St,
Brighton 3186

Dr. Chris Desmond - Gastroenterologist

Chris Desmond is a Melbourne based Gastroenterologist who investigates and treats all areas of luminal gastroenterology and hepatology, with particular interest in colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, small bowel capsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, food intolerances, irritable bowel and functional GI disorders.

He performs interventional and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy (including ‘open access endoscopy’) at Cabrini Malvern and Brighton, Jessie McPherson Private Hospital (Monash Medical Centre), and Glen Iris Private.

To treat a broad base of patients, Chris combines public practice at Monash Health where he is a visiting specialist and Deputy Director of Endoscopy, with a private Gastroenterology practice in Ashburton, Clayton and Cabrini Medical Centres. Dr Desmond undertakes endoscopic ultrasound procedures at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, and Cabrini Hospital, Malvern. He provides a 7 day per week inpatient gastroenterology service at Cabrini Malvern and Cabrini Brighton.

In addition to treating individuals, Dr Desmond also dedicates time to teaching junior doctors and medical students. He is involved in teaching at the Monash University Medical School at Monash Health and Cabrini Hospital and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University.

Dr Desmond completed physician training and Specialist Gastroenterology training at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He subsequently undertook a further advanced endoscopic fellowship at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, prior to undertaking an endoscopic ultrasound fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. He also undertook basic scientific research through Monash University, Melbourne, where he was awarded an NHMRC Research Scholarship.

Dr Chris Desmond CV

Qualifications / Achievements

  • 2005 Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • 1998 Monash University Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with honours


  • Consultation
  • Direct Health Fund Billing
  • Workcover, DVA and TAC Billing
  • Discounted fees for pensioners
  • Overnight Medicare rebate

Diagnosis & Treatment

  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Surveillance screening
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • lrritable Bowel Syndrome
  • lron Deficiency Anaemia (15min iron infusion)
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Heartburn or reflux
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Gastroparesis
  • Food lntolerances


About the Procedures

Procedures are usually undertaken under sedation and patients require supervised transport home from the procedure, usually approximately 4 hours after the admission time.

Please advise our rooms on 0398858100 if you are taking diabetic or weight loss medication. Patients who require hospitalization for preparation prior to a procedure should contact our rooms on 0398858100.

Fees for consultations are usually partially claimable via medicare but not health funds.

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Suite 2A/330 High St,
Ashburton 3147
Ph: 9885 8100
Fax: 9885 6495
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Cabrini Brighton, Suite 6
243 New St.,
Brighton 3186
Ph: 9885 8100
Fax 9885 6495
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Glen lris Private
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