Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

At The Gut Centre and we provide a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) approach and comprehensive care to our patients, with treatment options of Gut-directed Psychology and Hypnotherapy, Pelvic floor Physiotherapy and Dietetics. We also offer the largest team of GI expert Psychologists/Gut-directed Hypnotherapists in Australia.

Studies conducted at St.Vincents Hospital Functional Gut Clinical and published in The Lancet, Gastroenterology and hepatology (2020) and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2021), clearly highlight the effectiveness of incorporating a multidisciplinary team in the treatment of Functional Gut Disorders (FGDs). With the utilisation of Gut-directed Psychology and Hypnotherapy, Pelvic floor physiotherapy and Dietetics, the studies show superior clinical and cost outcomes when compared to standard gastroenterology-only care at end of treatment. These clinical outcomes were sustained twelve months after completion of treatment.

Basnayake, C., Kamm, M. A., Stanley, A., Wilson-O'Brien, A., Burrell, K., Lees-Trinca, I.; Thompson, A. J. (2020). Standard gastroenterologist versus multidisciplinary treatment for functional gastrointestinal disorders (MANTRA): an open-label, single-centre,randomised controlled trial. The lancet Gastroenterology & hepatology, 5(10), 890-899. Basnayake, C., Kamm, M. A., Stanley, A., Wilson-O’Brien, A., Burrell, K., Lees-Trinca, ; Thompson, A. J. (2021). Long-Term Outcome of Multidisciplinary Versus Standard Gastroenterologist Care for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Randomized Trial. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.