Dr Alexander Huelsen

MD FRACP - Gold Coast Gastroenterologist

Dr Alexander Huelsen is a Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist specialising in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, balloon enteroscopy for small bowel disorders, large and complex polyp resections, Barrett’s endotherapy, GI-track dilatation and stenting, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).

Dr Huelsen graduated from the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany in 2001 and undertook a medical thesis at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck, Austria and subsequent postgraduate training in Southern Germany. In 2006 he relocated to New Zealand where he completed his specialist training followed by three fellowship years in advanced endoscopy including two years of fellowship training at the Interventional Endoscopy Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane where he continued to work as a staff specialist until moving to the Gold Coast in 2022. He has a public appointment at the Gold Coast University Hospital and is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland, is a member of the ANZELF (Australian and New Zealand Endoscopy Leadership Forum) and committed to teaching and research with a focus on advanced endoscopy.

Dr Huelsen cares for patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and pancreato-biliary disorders.

What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focusing on the digestive system and its disorders. Doctors specialising in the field are called gastroenterologists. Many important advances have been made in the last 50 years, contributing to rapid expansion of its scope.

Hepatology or hepatobiliary medicine encompasses the study of the liver, pancreas and biliary tree and is traditionally considered a subspeciality of Gastroenterology.

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