Ph: (08) 8292 2370
520 South Road, Kurralta Park, SA 5037
Calvary Adelaide Hospital
Ph: (08) 8359 2411
Level 5, 120 Angas Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
SpecialistsA/Professor Peter Bampton
Dr Laurie Chitti
Dr Sam Edwards
Dr Chris Hrycek
Dr Marc Le Mire
Dr Arvind Rajagopalan
Dr Paul Spizzo
Coordinated and supportive care for patients with Crohn’s and colitis.
Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic condition affecting all ages, although it is most commonly diagnosed in under 30s. A lifelong condition that cannot be cured, the aim of treatment is to achieve remission or control of the disease so that patients can have a normal life.
There are many ways in which Crohn’s and colitis can be managed. These include medications, diet, and maintaining good mental health. A supportive environment for the patient is critical, so we have a service that aims to achieve this.
We have two dedicated IBD nurses, Kerrie Moss (Tennyson Centre and Calvary Adelaide Hospital) and Jean Fittock (Tennyson Centre), who specialise in inflammatory bowel disease. They can provide further support, particularly for patients who require more complex medications and therapies.
Our gastroenterologists are all trained in the management of Crohn’s and colitis, and the following specialists also have a particular interest in this area:
- Associate Professor Peter Bampton (Tennyson Centre and 480 Specialist Centre)
- Dr Laurie Chitti (Western Hospital)
- Dr Sam Edwards (Flinders Private and Tennyson Centre)
- Dr Marc Le Mire (480 Specialist Centre, Calvary Adelaide Hospital and Tennyson Centre)
- Dr Arvind Rajagopalan (Tennyson Centre)
- Dr Paul Spizzo (Tennyson Centre)
Our dietitians, Jenny Carney (Tennyson Centre, 480 Specialist Centre and Flinders Private) and Nick Wray (Flinders Private and Western Hospital), have a special interest in nutrition and the gut and work closely with our gastroenterologists.
We also can recommend psychologists who have an interest in psychology and the gut.