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GastroNorth Team

Welcome to GastroNorth.
Our team of experienced Gastroenterologists and endoscopists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.

At GastroNorth we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care in conveniently located facilities across Melbourne.

Dr Raouf Bassily
MBBS MD FRACP
Gastroenterologist & Endoscopist


Dr. Bassily completed his undergraduate medical degree in Alexandria University, Egypt. He worked for three years in Alexandria University hospital where he gained invaluable clinical experience.

He then passed the RACP exam (UK) before migrating to Australia. He was awarded a Masters degree in Medicine before starting his Physician training in Australia.

His Basic Training was undertaken at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre. He worked as an Infectious Diseases registrar at Fairfield Hospital, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Alfred Hospital. This involved a combination of experience including HIV medicine, Tropical diseases medicine and Hospital based infectious diseases.

He subsequently undertook specialist training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Austin Hospital, which gave him an extensive experience in liver diseases, liver transplantation, luminal gastroenterology, emergency and elective endoscopy.

Dr Bassily has an interest in community Gastroenterology & Hepatology especially Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis), Functional Bowel Disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Coeliac disease, Colorectal cancer and polyps, Endoscopy and Liver Diseases (Hepatitis B/C & Autoimmune Hepatitis).

He is a Gastroenterologist at The Northern Hospital and works privately in Bundoora & Coburg.

Dr. Bassily is available via phone (03 9468 - 9700), fax (03 9468 - 9701), pager (9387-1000), email (dr.bassily@gastronorth.com.au) and in person to discuss any concerns.
Dr Simon Glance
BSc(Hons) MBBS FRACP
Gastroenterologist & Endoscopist


Dr. Glance completed gastroenterology, hepatology & endoscopy training at Royal Melbourne Hospital Parkville and Monash Medical Centre Clayton before undertaking a fellowship in Interventional Endoscopy - developing skills in advanced endoscopy including; polypectomy and Endoscopic Dilatation of strictures.

He has an interest in all areas of gastroenterology & hepatology including – gastroscopy / colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy (now available at GastroNorth), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis), Functional Bowel Disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Liver Diseases (Hepatitis B/C & Autoimmune Hepatitis) and Gastroparesis.

Dr. Glance regularly attends both national and international conferences in Gastroenterology & Hepatology to keep up to date with the latest advances in the field.

He is the Director of Gastroenterology at The Northern Hospital Epping and works privately at Bundoora Endoscopy, Bundoora Specialist Health Care, Northpark Private Hospital, Whittlesea Specialist Centre & in Wallan.

Dr. Glance is available via phone (968-9700), fax (9468-9701) & email (dr.glance@gastronorth.com.au) and in person to discuss any concerns.
Dr Tin Nguyen
MBBS(Hons) MD FRACP
Gastroenterologist & Endoscopist


Dr Tin Nguyen graduated with First Class Honours from Monash Medical School in 2000. He finished in the top 5% of the year level, and was awarded a number of prizes during his undergraduate training. Dr Tin Nguyen completed his specialist Gastroenterology training at The Alfred and St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. During this time, he was exposed to a wide spectrum of gastroenterological conditions and endoscopic procedures.

Subsequently, Dr Tin Nguyen was awarded a Gastroenterological Society of Australia research scholarship, and completed a two year postgraduate hepatology fellowship at St Vincent’s Hospital and the prestigious Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory. He has numerous publications to his name, including original articles, reviews editorials, and book chapters.

Dr Tin Nguyen continues to maintain a broad range of interests in all areas of Gastroenterology including endoscopy, viral hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease and functional bowel disorders. He is a Staff Gastroenterologist at St Vincent’s Hospital (Fitzroy) and The Northern Hospital (Epping). Additionally he has private rooms in Kew, Bundoora and Epping.

Providing service to the community is a priority for Dr Tin Nguyen, and as such he is the current Vice President of the Australian Vietnamese Health Professionals Society of Victoria. Dr Tin Nguyen is a compassionate, meticulous and competent Gastroenterologist who aims to provide high quality patient care, and also to empower patients regarding their medical condition.

Dr Tin Nguyen is available by phone (03 9468 - 9700) to discuss urgent referrals or any clinical issues with General Practitioners. He can also be contacted via email at dr.nguyen@gastronorth.com.au.
Dr Shamilah Lachal
MBBS (Hons) PhD FRACP
Gastroenterologist & Endoscopist


Dr.Lachal has been practising medicine for more than 15 years. She graduated in 1994 from Melbourne University with honours and became a fellow of the College of Physicians in 2002. She did basic physician training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital with advanced gastroenterology training at the Royal Melbourne and Western Hospital. She went on to do research in the area of bowel cancer and was awarded a PhD in 2006. Since then she has worked in clinical practice at the Western Hospital and the Broadmeadows Health Service where she has had extensive experience in performing gastroscopy and colonoscopy as well as working in general gastroenterology and hepatology including viral hepatitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

She is the mother of 3 children and believes strongly in the doctor patient partnership in achieving good health.

Dr Lachal’s areas of interest include Inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative Collitis/Crohn’s Disease), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, carbohydrate intolerance, coeliac disease, Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease, Hepatits B and C, alcohol related liver disease as well as community gastroenterology and hepatology.

Currently Dr Lachal is a staff gastroenterologist at the Western Hospital and the Broadmeadows Health Service. She sees private patients in Bundoora& Eltham. She can be contacted at Gastronorth on (03 9468 - 9700) or (dr.lachal@gastronorth.com.au).
Dr Alvin Chung
MBBS FRACP
Gastroenterologist & Endoscopist


Dr Alvin Chung graduated from medical school at the University of Melbourne in 2003. His basic physician training was undertaken at the Austin and Northern Hospitals. Upon completion of the physician examinations, he was appointed the Elizabeth Austin Registrar at Austin Hospital overseeing physician training and general medical care.

Gastroenterology training was then completed at Austin Hospital and Box Hill Hospital where he obtained expertise in managing a wide variety of gastroenterology conditions. He then undertook a fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease gaining further experience managing this condition.

Dr Chung is a consultant gastroenterologist with public appointments at Eastern Health and Northern Health. He is also a senior lecturer with Monash University and Principal Investigator for multinational clinical trials in Inflammatory Bowel Disease based at Box Hill Hospital. He currently has private rooms in Bundoora and Bulleen.

In addition to his interest in inflammatory bowel disease, he has expertise in managing functional gut disorders (incl. IBS), liver diseases and is accredited to perform gastroscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy.

Dr. Chung is available via phone (03 9468 - 9700), fax (03 9468 - 9701) and email(dr.chung@gastronorth.com.au).
Dr Joshua Butt
BMed(Hons) FRACP
Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist


Josh Butt is a Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist with public appointments as the head of endoscopy at Northern Health, Gastroenterologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Albury Wodonga Health. He works privately in both Melbourne and Albury.

Josh completed his Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle in 2004 receiving the top academic result for his year level and two scholarships for Indigenous research in South America. Completing physician training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, he undertook advanced training in Gastroenterology at the Austin/Northern Hospitals and Box Hill Hospital, with broad experience in general gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy. Josh then completed two years of additional advanced endoscopy training at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada.

During his fellowship years, Josh developed proficiency in several complex gastroenterological procedures including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection (endoscopic removal of large polyps), luminal stenting and double balloon enteroscopy.

Josh has broad interests, and enjoys all aspects of gastroenterology. He is proficient at treating all gastroenterological conditions, with additional skills in interventional endoscopy procedures, the management of biliary and pancreatic disorders as well as luminal conditions including coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. He is experienced in managing abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea, including the use of the low FODMAP diet.

Josh’s approach is one of collaboration and respect. He strives to provide the highest quality, individualised care to his patients and develop lasting therapeutic relationships. He is interested in the patient experience, and has conducted research aiming to optimise this.

Josh lives in the inner north of Melbourne with his wife and daughter. He speaks Spanish as well as English.

Josh can be contacted to discuss referrals or clinical concerns by phone on (03 9468 - 9700) or email at (dr.butt@gastronorth.com.au)

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