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RPAH Medical Centre, Suite G10, 100 Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW 2042
02 9516 0778
A/prof arthur kaffes

Clinical Associate Professor, Sydney University,
Gastroenterologist and Therapeutic Endoscopist, Chairman of Endoscopy – Gastroenterology Society of Australia

A/Prof Arthur Kaffes is a highly experienced and reputable gastroenterologist who undertakes research in cutting edge techniques and novel devices to improve patient care. He has an extensive professional and work history including his International Therapeutic endoscopy fellowship in Hyderabad India.

  • Colonoscopy for bowel cancer screening and prevention, complex polyp removal and previously failed colonoscopy
  • Small bowel endoscopy including capsule endoscopy and balloon enteroscopy for patients with undiagnosed iron deficiency and recurrent anaemia
  • EUS and ERCP procedures for pancreatic diseases and bile duct diseases such as bile duct stones, diagnosing pancreas cysts and tumours and treatments for these.

A/Prof Kaffes has been a leader in education in Australia from university teaching through to advanced education being the founder of the ENDOSKILLS live courses for specialists and surgeons. The endoskills courses were established to provide practical technique demonstration for colleagues to learn state of the art and cutting edge methods. Endoskills GI has a focus on gastroscopy, colonoscopy and small bowel Endoscopy. Endoskills PB has a focus on ERCP and EUS where diseases of the pancreas, bile duct and gall bladder are presented. Invited international and national experts converge to discuss and demonstrate the very latest.

University teaching includes medical student lectures, tutorials and interactive PBL sessions. Online lectures for the masters programme in addition to Junior doctors lectures and regular teaching rounds. 

Registrars specialising in gastroenterology at both RPAH and POWH in gastroenterology and basic skills in Endoscopy including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and basic procedural skills such as polypectomy, ablation and dilatation. 

An Advanced gastroenterology fellowships in therapeutic Endoscopy was established at RPAH in 2008 by A/Prof Kaffes. This programme is available for Overseas doctors who have completed their specialist training but wish for additional training in advanced endoscopic techniques. Doctors from Malaysia, India, Switzerland, Philippines and Holland have worked with
A/Prof Kaffes to learn advanced Endoscopy techniques such as ERCP, EUS, enteroscopy amongst other cutting edge techniques. 

The ability to remain at the forefront is driven by a passion for bettering practice. This can only be done with a drive for clinical research and A/Prof A Kaffes has published over 50 manuscripts in the areas he teaches and demonstrates in. Please see the section on research for more details.

Professor Arthur J Kaffes works in two leading university hospitals – Royal Prince Alfred at Newtown and Prince of Wales in Randwick. In addition, he performs research in cutting edge techniques and novel devices to improve patient care. 



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