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McCrae Specialist Centre

691-695 Point Nepean Rd,

McCrae, VIC, 3938

(Corner of Bartels St)

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Dr Abha Kaul


    Assistant lecturer, University of Queensland

    Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist


    Dr Abha Kaul is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Dr Kaul manages all facets of general Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and she has a particular interest in the management of complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She is trained in performing bowel ultrasound and is a member of the International Bowel Ultrasound Group.


    Dr Kaul completed her Basic Physician and Advanced Gastroenterology training across multiple hospitals in Victoria and Queensland, giving her a broad range of experience. She then undertook advanced fellowship training in the management of complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Hospital, including the management of IBD in pregnancy.


    Dr Kaul has published in international journals and authored a book chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Clinical medicine. Currently employed with Peninsula Health, Dr Kaul is responsible for the newly developed Inflammatory Bowel Disease unit. She is keenly involved in education of medical students and is the appointed educational supervisor for many junior doctors.


    She regularly participates in national and international conferences to stay up to date with current practices, and has been invited to present at conferences by the Pharmacists’ Society of Australia multiple times.

    Dr Kaul’s special interests include:

    • Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
    • Complex inflammatory bowel disease
    • Intestinal ultrasound
    • Reflux disease
    • Colon cancer screening
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • Fatty liver disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome

    Dr Richard La Nauze



    Dr Richard La Nauze is a gastroenterologist with a special interest the management of inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), advanced therapeutic techniques in endoscopy and also sees patients with general gastroenterology and hepatology issues including iron deficiency anaemia, gastrointestinal bleeding, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, pancreatic and liver disease.


    After graduating from Melbourne University in 2001 he completed his physician training through Royal Melbourne Hospital.  He was a Gastroenterology trainee at Frankston and Alfred Hospitals before completing his Fellowships in advanced endoscopy at The Alfred Hospital  and in London at St Mark’s Hospital, a specialist hospital for gastroenterological and colorectal diseases, undertaking further training in large polypectomy, endoscopic and medical management of inflammatory bowel diseases and polyposis syndromes.


    Dr La Nauze is permanently located on the Mornington Peninsula with his wife and young family. He is committed to providing quality endoscopy and participates in national colonoscopy training initiatives through the Gastroenterology Society of Australia.


    Dr La Nauze offers Direct Access Endoscopy at The Bays Hospital, Mornington.


    Special Interests

    • Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy (including difficult colonoscopy
    •  Management of inflammatory  bowel  disease  (ulcerative  colitis  & Crohn's disease)

    • Advanced therapeutic techniques in Endoscopy

    • General gastroenterology & hepatology issues

    • Large polypectomy, Stricture dilation,

    • Capsule endoscopy, Double balloon enteroscopy



    • MBBS Melbourne University 2001
    • FRACP (gastroenterology) 2009

    Public Hospital Appointments

    • The Alfred Hospital
    • Peninsula Health, Frankston

    Consulting Details

    For appointments, please contact Central booking office and if you would like to be seen at McCrae, please advise the office that the appointment be booked for McCrae Specialist Centre.
    Phone: 59 755 066