About us

A gastroenterologist is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats disorders of the digestive system. The digestive system includes the oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, biliary system, and pancreas. Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver is known as hepatology. A gastroenterologist also performs gastrointestinal endoscopy. 

Mark Bassett has been in practice in Canberra as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist for many years. He has worked in both public and private sectors. He has also held senior management positions in ACT Health including Director of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. In recent years he has returned to full-time clinical practice and more recently has been joined by three experienced colleagues, Arun Gupta, Purnima Bhat, and Vipul Aggarwal. 

Our practice is distinguished by five characteristics that are the cornerstone of the service we provide to patients and referring doctors.

  • A strong commitment to the care of patients by all our staff
  • Adherence to evidence-based medicine
  • A high level of skill in performing endoscopy procedures
  • The highest attainable levels of safety and quality in everything we do
  • Excellence in communication with patients and referring doctors