The Melbourne FMT Clinic and the Centre For Irritable Bowel Solutions were both founded by Dr Paul Froomes as part of his private gastroenterology clinic, specialising in novel and breakthrough treatment programs centred around repairing the gut microbiota to treat many digestive diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerances, microscopic colitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
The clinic focuses on irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerances, c diff infection and inflammatory bowel disease and its relationship to the gut microbiota and food. The clinic runs programs, seminars, consultations and workshops to educate people about their gut microbiota, diet, food and lifestyle choices and how they impact overall health and eventually expanded into faecal microbial transplants as the most effective way of restoring a complete and healthy gut microbiota.
While conducting programs using probiotics and prebiotics to restore the integrity and biodiversity of the gut bacteria, Dr Froomes reviewed the results of hundreds of the treatments and observed that the human microbiota program he developed, which involves the removal of dysbiotic gut bacteria and restoring a healthy probiotic gut bacteria substantially improved many patients with chronic irritable bowel syndrome and chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
It also became clear that there was a significant group of patients that failed to respond to this oral regime. Repeat stool testing showed the persistence of dysbiotic gut bacteria. These patients needed another way to completely restore of the whole gut flora.
That sparked the interest in researching Faecal Microbiota Transplant. The Melbourne FMT Clinic began offering FMT treatments in 2013 and has delivered this procedure over 500 times to date.
Dr Paul Froomes BMedSci MBBS FRACP MD Consultant Gastroenterologist and Chief Medical Officer to the Melbourne FMT Clinic, provides guidance and supervision of the management of patients undergoing FMT at the clinic.
The Clinic provides FMT treatment to normalise gut bacteria in patients with Clostridium difficile infection. The Clinic has also replaced gut bacteria in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, as well as post-antibiotic dysbiosis, Food intolerance, Chronic Fatigue, Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Please be aware that FMT is considered experimental therapy at present and results cannot be guaranteed. The Clinic cannot supply statistics for any likely clinical outcome as clinical trials are on-going for many conditions.
Contact the Melbourne FMT Clinic if you have any questions you wish to discuss. However, we urge all patients and potential patients to discuss the use of FMT for their condition with their primary health provider.
We recommend that initial enquiries about FMT therapy be discussed during a private medical appointment with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Paul Froomes, Consultant Gastroenterologist. This can be done in person at the rooms or by phone consultation.
Please telephone the clinic and ask specifically for this type of appointment. T: 03 9331 3122 E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Dr Froomes - www.drpaulfroomes.com.au