Dr Viraj Kariyawasam is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist at Blacktown hospital. Viraj provides medical consultations at GastroHealth centres in Bella Vista and Rouse Hill. He is also a visiting gastroenterologist at Concord Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital and Pennant Hills Day Surgery. He performs endoscopic procedures at Pennant Hills Day Surgery, Norwest Private Hospital and at Blacktown Hospital.
After completing his gastroenterology training at Gosford, Westmead and Concord Hospitals, he obtained the fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2011. He then completed an advance therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Concord Hospital and embarked on a clinical research fellowship in IBD at the world-renowned IBD center at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in the UK. Viraj is published widely and actively involved in teaching and clinical research. He is a Conjoint Clinical Senior Lecture with University of Western Sydney.
Dr Kariyawasam’s practice encompasses all aspects of gastroenterology and liver disease, with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and advanced therapeutic endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection, stricture dilatation, insertion of stents and endoscopic ultrasound). He has a special interest in cancer screening with emphasis on prevention and early detection of colorectal, oesophageal and stomach cancer. He offers advanced surveillance techniques for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and has expertise in removal of precancerous lesions from the stomach and large polyps from the colon endoscopically.
He is a strong advocate of Open Access endoscopy to suitable patients to improve accessibility. He provides this service for privately insured patients at Lakeview Private Hospital, Pennant Hills Day Surgery and Norwest Private Hospital.