Dr Ian KC Fok

Dr Ian KC Fok is a graduate of The University of Melbourne. He is a college recognized gastroenterologist and hepatologist and an expert in general gastroenterology and hepatology. Dr Fok has a keen interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and has multiple international publications.

In his limited spare time, Dr Fok enjoys playing with his two young kids and looking after his fish tank.

Dr. Abed Azizi

Dr. Azizi forms an integral part of our team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Abed obtained his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2004, continuing his education by completing his physician’s training at Royal Brisbane Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital, obtaining his FRACP in 2011. He has completed his Gastroenterology and Hepatology training in Sydney Australia, with an Advanced Endoscopy fellowship from Bankstown Hospital, Sydney.

As an academic physician, Abed is published in the research literature and travels regularly to national and international conferences and workshops, some on invitation to lecture. He holds professional memberships with GESA, ASGE, RACP and AHPRA.

Abed is fluent in the Arabic and English languages, enjoys playing soccer, hiking and running in his spare time with an overall commitment and interest in health and fitness.



Dr Kenneth Hon MBBS FRACP is a highly experienced Gastroenterologist who completed his medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 2005. He completed his physicians training at the Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders Private Hospital and Repatriation General Hospitals in South Australia before gaining his FRACP in 2013.

Kenneth has completed his initial Gastroenterology training in South Australia before completing an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Freemantle Hospital in Western Australia.

Kenneth is an academic physician and has many published research literature. He travels regularly to attend national and international conferences and workshops


General Surgeon Specialising in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Mr Cuong Duong attained his medical degree (MBBS) with honours from Melbourne University in 1993 and completed surgical training (FRACS) in 2006. He undertook further training with world leaders in New York (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre), Tokyo (National Cancer Institute), Seoul (Yonsei Medical Centre) and Brisbane (Princess Alexandra Hospital).

Mr Duong is well known for his advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques, ranging from complex cancer surgery (oesophagectomy, gastrectomy, adrenalectomy, splenectomy) to general benign conditions (gastroesophageal reflux disease, morbid obesity, gallstone disease, inguinal/incisional/ventral hernia). He is a pioneer in Australia for performing laparoscopic vagal nerve-sparing total gastrectomy. The benefits of minimally invasive surgical techniques for patients are reduced pain, reduced hospital stay (e.g. total gastrectomy patients being discharged on day 2 – 3 following surgery), early return to work and minimal scarring.

Mr Duong is actively involved in both clinical and lab-based research in the attempt to improve outcomes for his patients. He attained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Melbourne University in 2006 and supervises PhD students as well as many surgical trainees.

Mr Duong is a senior Upper GI surgeon at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and also works within the Western Health network and Epworth Freemason Hospital. He consults and provides general surgical support for Dr Gastroenterology. Mr Duong also performs both gastroscopy and colonoscopy on site at Dr Scope.

Mr Duong works in conjunction with Dr Gastreoenterolgy to consult with patients pre and post procedure.

Mr Duong is fluent in both English and Vietnamese.


Ms Carla Battaglia, APD

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Carla Battaglia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about helping each client improve their overall health through nutrition.

Carla’s qualifications include: Master in Dietetics at Deakin University, Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Therapy) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science. She has been practising for close to 7 years and has worked in various areas including Aged Care, within the Community, and Government.

Carla not only has extensive knowledge in weight loss and weight management, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, she can also apply evidenced based practise in food intolerances/allergies and symptoms. This includes, but not limited to: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Coeliac Disease. Book an appointment with Carla Battaglia APD, for any nutrition-related support today!