Dr. Anil Asthana


Dr. Anil Asthana

Dr Anil Asthana is an accredited specialist Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and Endoscopist who specialises in all fields of gastroenterology and liver disease. He is fully accredited in diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal procedures. His particular areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies, reflux disease and intolerances.

Originally from the UK, he attended the prestigious medical school at Kings College London and then completed his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS) at Guy’s Hospital and Queen’s Hospital in London. He trained as a general physician and as a Gastroenterology Specialist at The Alfred and Box Hill Hospitals, Melbourne.

Dr Asthana is one of the first physicians in Australia to perform intestinal ultrasound to diagnose conditions including Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, constipation and diverticular disease. He has published articles in scientific journals and is an invited speaker at conferences both nationally and internationally. He was awarded the prestigious VESKI award by the Victorian government for his work using intestinal ultrasound.

He currently works as a Senior Medical Staff member at The Royal Melbourne Hospital where he is an integral part of the department as well as being a formal mentor for interns and a tutor for Monash University medical students. Dr Asthana is on numerous national and international committees in areas of work involving IBD and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Asthana runs a dedicated Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) service at MDC with a dedicated IBD nurse and access to research clinical trials.

Dr Asthana consults and performs gastroscopies and colonoscopies in a wide variety of locations in southeast and east Melbourne suburbs (please see below) in private practice.

In addition to his expertise in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, he has expertise in fatty liver disease, hepatitis, reflux disease, constipation, food intolerances and cancer screening.

Dr Asthana has a vision of delivering excellence in patient care and delivering the highest quality of medicine. He believes in adopting a holistic approach to patient care and management.

Private Consultation locations:

  • Wantirna South

Knox Private Hospital

  • Mulgrave, Police Road
  • Blackburn South, Bellbird Private Hospital
  • Fitzroy North and Malvern (Cabrini Private Hospital) – specialised clinics

Private Endoscopy locations:

  • Blackburn South, Bellbird Private Hospital
  • Wantirna South, Knox Private Hospital
  • Malvern, Cabrini Private Hospital
  • Mulgrave, Mulgrave Private Hospital
  • Mount Waverley, Waverley Private Hospital



  • Knox Private Hospital
  • The Valley Private Hospital
  • TheAlfred
  • ST Jhon of God Health Care
  • Waverley Private Hospital
  • Bellbird Private Hospital
  • Springvale Endoscopy Center
  • Epworth Eastern
  • Ivahoe Endoscopy Center