PLEASE NOTE: We have relocated to new premises at 52 Elphin Road, Launceston. Entry is via a narrow laneway beside the building, with several off-street parking spots at the rear of the building. There is also some timed parking on the street in front of the building.


Launceston Gastroenterology is a Specialist medical practice operated by Dr Scott Fanning, specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract.


Dr Fanning aims to provide exceptional care, compassion, and sensitivity in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the digestive tract.  He has particular expertise in diagnostic and interventional endoscopy.


Dr Fanning is fully accredited in all diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, balloon enteroscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).  He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and has been accredited by the Conjoint Committee For Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCRTGE).


Dr Fanning is actively involved in teaching Medical students and Gastroenterology Registars at Launceston General Hospital. He is the current Director of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Services at the LGH.  Dr Fanning has an ongoing commitment to postgraduate research.
His areas of special interest include: –
– General Gastroenterology
– Bowel cancer screening / prevention
– Open Access Endoscopy
– Advanced gastrointestinal endoscopy
– Removal of large colonic polyps
– Diseases of the bile duct and pancreas, including Spyglass Cholangioscopy & Holmium Laser Lithotripsy
– Gastro-oesophageal reflux
– Oesophageal manometry and pH studies
– Management of Barrett’s oesophagus
– Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis)
– Small bowel capsule endoscopy & Balloon Enteroscopy


Dr Fanning is available to care for privately-insured patients at St Vincent’s Hospital, and public patients at Launceston General Hospital.

Open access endoscopy is available for appropriate patients. Please ask your Doctor if you are interested in this option.

We look forward to hearing from you with regard to any of your gastrointestinal concerns.