Thank you for visiting Gastro IQ.
We have recently merged with Eastern Gastroenterology where we continue to provide
high quality care to patients with a range of digestive health issues.
Please visit us at or call 03 9895 7628 for all appointments and endoscopy enquiries.


2023年4月20日起,Gastro IQ 将与Eastern Gastroenterology 合并。详见以下新地址及联络方式:
Epworth Eastern East Wing Tower, Level 9.4, 25 Nelson Road, 3128, Box Hill
电话: 03 9895 7628 传真:03 9454 9330 email:

The team at Gastro IQ consists of friendly, experienced and skilled professionals who are all experts in their respective fields. 
We are available to see urgent patients on request.

Our team is led by highly trained Gastroenterologists

Dr Paul Urquhart

Dr Paul Urquhart

Dr Paul Urquhart is a highly trained and experienced Gastroenterologist who works in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Dr Urquhart completed his specialist training in Melbourne before being awarded a prestigious endoscopy fellowship at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, where he developed a particular interest in advanced endoscopy techniques and bowel cancer screening.

Dr Urquhart is the Head of Endoscopy at Eastern Health (including Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals) where he oversees endoscopy services, is actively involved in teaching and provides expert patient care. He consults across a broad range of GI issues including: irritable bowel syndrome, reflux, coeliac disease and iron deficiency anaemia. He performs expert endoscopy procedures including: gastroscopy, colonoscopy, balloon enteroscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), ERCP and pillcam.

Dr Sim Yee ong

Dr Sim Yee Ong

Dr Sim Ong is a Melbourne trained consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, and is currently a senior medical staff at Eastern Health. She was awarded the prestigious NHMRC scholarship and completed her PhD through the University of Melbourne, studying the effects of treatment for haemochromatosis patients with moderately elevated iron levels. She also has a keen interest in hyperferritinaemia and general gastroenterology conditions including iron deficency anaemia, functional gut, reflux and actively participates in national bowel screening programme. She is personable and approachable and provides high quality care for her patients. She performs both gastroscopy and colonoscopy and speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Dr Desmond Chee

Dr Desmond Chee

Dr Desmond Chee is a consultant gastroenterologist with public appointments at Eastern Heath and Monash Health. He graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne and undertook specialist training in Alfred Health and Monash Health. With a keen interest in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), he has completed a two-year advanced IBD fellowship at the renowned Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the Exeter Pharmacogenetics IBD Research Group in the United Kingdom. His strong passion in research is reflected by his wide publications in high impact scientific journals and presentations at national and international conferences. He is a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, British Society of Gastroenterology and the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation. Desmond is experienced in endoscopic procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy. He consults in all areas of gastrointestinal referrals including iron deficiency anemia, liver disorders, inflammatory bowel diseases, functional bowel disorders and bowel cancer screening.

Emma Gore

Emma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and has worked in the field of nutrition and dietetics for over 10 years, across a range of areas in both private practice and the hospital setting. She is the Director of Complete Dietetics which operate from our clinic rooms at Gastro IQ. Emma is highly experienced in gastrointestinal disease and conditions, and works alongside our Gastroenterologists in the management of complex gut issues including; Coeliac Disease, Diverticular Disease, IBS, stoma management, Pelvic floor related bowel dysfunction, reflux, low FODMAP diets and functional gut issues (constipation and diarrhoea). As gut conditions are often found concomitantly with disordered eating behaviours, it is this work which led her to be also completing a credential in Eating Disorders. Emma thinks broadly of how to best manage her client’s health, and uses considerate investigations, a listening ear and various evidence-based strategies to develop a nutrition plan which is unique and tailored to you.