About Us

The Melbourne Gastrointestinal Investigation Unit (MGIU) was established in 1997 to provide a range of specialised gastrointestinal (GI) investigations and as a conduit for clinical research.

MGIU combines the extensive knowledge and experience of a team of physicians, specialty trained nurses & technicians. We offer a range of medical investigations to treat GI diseases.

We are leaders in upper gastrointestinal physiology testing and our services are used throughout Victoria.

We have extensive experience with PillCam procedures and our capsule endoscopy equipment was the first of its kind to be purchased in the southern hemisphere.

We perform breath tests for investigation of bacterial overgrowth and sugar malabsorption.

The unit is involved in a range of international studies of new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease.

We have participated in research focused on capsule endoscopy, staging of rectal cancer, genetic testing in bowel cancer, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics and treatment of hepatitis C.

We are always pleased to address questions and assist in clinical management.

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