Dr Senanayake Prematilake

MBBS SL, MD (Medicine) SL, FRACP Australia

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

A Skilled and Experienced Gastroenterologist and a hepatologist.

I am thrilled to introduce myself as a gastroenterologist with over 15 years of experience. Originally from Sri Lanka, I am working  as a gastroenterologist hepatologist and general physician in Taree, Foster, and Manning Base hospitals, providing compassionate care to patients in need. I have commenced practicing in Lakeview hospital in Norwest Sydney from June 2023.

My medical journey started at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, where I received my Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. I subsequently undertook advanced training in general medicine and received an MD in medicine from the University of Colombo.  After completing my training, I moved to Australia and began my specialisation in gastroenterology. I have had the privilege of working in some of Australia’s most prestigious hospitals, including the Alfred Hospital, Frankston Hospital, Box Hill Hospital, Ballarat Hospital, Launceston Hospital, John Hunter Hospital, and Mater Hospital. I received FRACP in General Medicine, gastroenterology, and Hepatology.

I have gained extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis and crohns disease , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), liver disease, and Bowel cancer screening  and other functional bowel disorders .

I see patients with difficulty swallowing, heartburn, weight loss, early satiety, altered bowel habit, rectal bleeding, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, positive fecal occult blood on bowel cancer screen, screening colonoscopies for previous polyps and cancers and Barretts oesophagus.

I am skilled in performing diagnostic procedures such as diagnostic and therapeutic   gastroscopy  and  colonoscopy, capsule endoscopies, and fibro scans of the liver. 

One of my primary goals as a gastroenterologist is to provide personalized and compassionate care to each of my patients. I understand that digestive disorders can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing, and I strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment where patients can feel comfortable discussing their symptoms and concerns. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to treatment, working closely with each patient to develop a customised care plan that addresses their unique needs and goals.

In addition to my clinical work, I am committed to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in gastroenterology. I am an active member of several professional organisations, including the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), American Gastroenterology association (AGA) , American neurogastroenterology and motility society (AMMS), and the Australian Medical Association (AMA). I also attend conferences and workshops regularly, ensuring that I am always learning and growing as a physician.

If you are experiencing digestive symptoms or have concerns about your gastrointestinal health, I encourage you to make an appointment to see me. With my expertise and compassionate care, I am confident that we can work together to help you achieve optimal health and wellbeing.