Our Mission

Our aim at Waverley Endoscopy is to provide Best Patient Care and Quality Endoscopy in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly environment.
Patient safety is our highest priority.

Our Experience

Our People

Our People

Our team of experienced practitioners and registered nurses aim to make your time with us as comfortable as possible. Patient safety is the highest priority, with particular attention paid to standards of cleaning and endoscope disinfection.

Our Promise

Our Promise

Waverley Endoscopy is a Private Day Procedure Hospital providing endoscopy services for more than 25 years. We have a highly experienced and professional staff that is dedicated to making your endoscopy experience as simple, safe, and comfortable as possible.

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Our doctors

Waverley Endoscopy is composed of a highly skilled staff of physicians, surgeons and nurses dedicated to providing high quality care in a safe environment. The practice maintains a continuing education schedule that enables staff to provide the most sophisticated and technically appropriate procedures.

Dr Gideon Shaw



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Dr Gideon Shaw is one of the original directors of Waverley Endoscopy, opened in 1991.
His vision was to establish a free-standing endoscopy centre to provide endoscopy services in a safe, secure and caring environment.
He completed undergraduate medical training at Monash University with First Class Honours, underwent specialist training in gastroenterology and hepatology at Prince Henry’s and St Vincent’s Hospitals, Melbourne.
He underwent further specialist training in hepatology at the University of Texas, returned to Melbourne to take up consultant gastroenterology positions initially at Royal Melbourne and then St Vincent’s Hospitals. He worked at St Vincents for over 30 years, and was involved in the training of many of Melbourne’s gastroenterologists.
He is also interested in the ethical issues, having completed a post-graduate Master’s degree in Bioethics.
He has widespread experience in many facets of endoscopy, with clinical interests in hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease, as well as general gastroenterology.

Dr Robert Y. Chen



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Dr Robert Chen is one of the two directors of Waverley Endoscopy.
He completed his medical degree in University of Melbourne. He underwent gastroenterology and hepatology specialist training in St. Vincent’s Hospital.
He also did a post-graduate doctorate with special interest in hepatitis and did advanced endoscopy training including ERCP/EUS in USA. He was one of the first doctors to perform endoscopic ultrasound in Australia and has more the 20 peered reviewed journal articles.
He has been practising gastroenterology/ hepatology service in Melbourne for more than 2 decades. He is able to speak Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.
He provides a vast range of services including routine and advanced gastroscopy and colonoscopy, pill cam, EUS, ERCP and is able to provide consultation on a variety of pathology including hepatology, IBS and IBD.

Dr Kristen Bechly



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Kristen Bechly is a gastroenterologist originating from Queensland.
Kristen trained in Christchurch, New Zealand, with an emphasis in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and a fellow year in Auckland, with the New Zealand Liver Transplant unit.
Kristen has an interest in both IBD and hepatology. Dr Bechly is also associated with Cabrini Hospital (Malvern), where she can arrange admission for management if required.
Kristen scopes and consults regularly at Waverley Endoscopy.

Mr Eugene Ong



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Mr Eugene Ong is a specialist colorectal surgeon appointed at St Vincent’s Hospital and Austin Health, Melbourne with private practice in Mt Waverley and Fitzroy.
His special interests include endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy), minimally invasive, robotic and trans-anal surgery and treats the full spectrum of colorectal disease including proctology (haemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas), neoplasia (cancer and polyps), inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders.
He completed his medical degree with honours at the University of Melbourne before completing his general surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital and attaining his Fellowship in General surgery. He subsequently undertook specialist colorectal surgical training as part of the post-fellowship CSSANZ program and completed clinical fellowships in Melbourne and Brisbane, before travelling to complete fellowships in the Cleveland Clinic, USA and Oxford, UK.

Mr Liang Low



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Mr Liang Low is an established General Surgeon, with a sub-specialist interest in upper gastro-intestinal and laparoscopic surgery.
Mr Low graduated from Monash University in 1996 and completed his residency at the Alfred Hospital.
After attaining his general surgical fellowship in 2004, Liang completed his extensive post fellowship training at the John Radcliff Hospital in Oxford UK.
Mr Low is Head of Department of the upper GI and Hepatobiliary Surgical unit at Monash Hospital
He consults locally at Waverley Endoscopy and operates regularly at Waverly Private Hospital.

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Our promise

Protecting your privacy

Waverley Endoscopy is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of any personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

During your time at Waverley Endoscopy we will obtain information pertaining to you which we utilise from either a medical or a financial point of view. We do take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate, complete and up to date. In this endeavour we do rely on the information given to us being accurate. To see your healthcare rights under the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights click here

Infection Control

This hospital is committed to providing all patients with the highest quality of care by preventing the spread of infection. Hand washing, high standards of housekeeping, and the use of sterile techniques and equipment are a vital part of the service to ensure your procedure is satisfactory and to reduce the risk of infection.

Waverley Endoscopy is a fully accredited Day Hospital; this means our service standards and policies are regularly audited by external assessors for compliance with

  • National Safety and Quality Health Service-Australian Commission (Standards 1-8 / 2nd Edition 2019)
  • Department of Health (Victorian guidelines)
  • Australian Standards for Infection Control (AS 4187)

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