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Dr Lloyd Dorrington - Gastroenterology

The Liver Centre is a not for profit centre set up in October 2001 by gastroenterologists, Dr Lloyd Dorrington and Dr David Robinson to provide information and support to health professionals and the general public on a range of liver diseases. These diseases include Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Haemochromatosis, Fatty liver and Alcohol related liver disease. Dr. George Ostapowicz joined the Liver Centre in September 2015 on the retirement of Dr. Robinson.
Dr. Ostapowicz trained in Newcastle, Melbourne and Dallas, Texas USA. He moved to the Gold Coast in 2001. Dr. Ostapowicz has over 20 years experience in treating patients with all aspects of liver disease. His medical interest and expertise covers the breadth of hepatology including Hepatitis B and C. Dr. Ostapowicz has significant research experience in hepatology, has published articles and presented at national and international conferences.
Dr Dorrington, who trained in Brisbane, Sydney and London, is well known and respected on the Gold Coast for his expertise and interest in Hepatitis C. He established the Liver Clinic at Gold Coast Hospital and for many years was involved in research trials using Interferon therapy and later Combination therapy (Interferon and Ribavirin) for treatment of people with Hepatitis C. Dr Dorrington also has had a long involvement as a guest speaker at the local Hepatitis C Support group as well as being a regular presenter at Hepatitis C education seminars for GP’s and other health professionals on the Gold Coast.
Dr Ellison also has a strong interest in Hepatitis and other liver-related conditions.
Julie Elmes is a registered nurse who has extensive experience in the management of Hepatitis C.  Her role at the Liver Centre is to support people who are considering or undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C.  
The Aims of the Liver Centre

  1. To provide an information and support service to the Gold Coast population about various liver diseases.
  2. To provide a local focus to disseminate information as to what is available on the Gold Coast in regard to diagnosis, treatment and support for various liver conditions
  3. To act as a resource centre for patients, community organizations and health professionals.
  4. To promote community awareness of liver diseases and how they impact on people’s lives.
  5.  To help reduce the stigma and discrimination related to some forms of liver disease.
  6. To present up to date research findings as they come to hand.
  7. To provide treatment for Hepatitis C in a pleasant environment that respects people’s confidentiality and freedom of choice.

Contact Details


Brockway House,
Suite 3, 82 Queen Street,

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday Closed - Closed
Sunday Closed - Closed

Notes on public holiday hours:
We are closed on public holidays

Fees & Charges

Please enquire for details
Bulk billing is not available

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