Prof Payal Saxena is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, subspecialised in Interventional Endoscopy.
Professor Payal Saxena
BE (Hons), M Biomed E, MBBS (Hons), FRACP
Professor Payal Saxena is a Gastroenterologist subspecialised in Interventional Endoscopy. She completed her specialist Gastroenterology training in Sydney then travelled to the USA where she undertook a two-year Interventional Endoscopy and Research fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is appointed at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse and Double Bay Day Surgery.
Prof Saxena performs a range of procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). She has received expert training in specialist areas including interventional EUS, advanced resection techniques for early cancers including endoscopic submucosal dissection and removal of subepithelial tumors, endoscopic treatment of reflux disease, gastroparesis, Barrett's.
She is Australia's leading expert in Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), a new endoscopic treatment of achalasia and spastic oesophageal disorders.
Prof Saxena has a special interest in pancreatic disease including pancreatic cancer screening, pancreatic cysts, acute/chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic insufficiency. She contributes to the International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening Consortium and International Registry.
Prof Saxena has numerous published works and has been invited to present at a variety of national and international conferences. She is on the editorial board for top journals including Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Video Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and editorial reviewer for field publications such as Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Digestive Diseases and Sciences and World Journal of Endoscopy.
Prof Saxena is involved in postgraduate teaching and passionate about ongoing research. She has many professional memberships including the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research (NOSCAR) and Australasian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association.