Dr Siddarth Sethi

Interventional Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Sydney CBD & Bankstown NSW, Canberra ACT, Adelaide SA & Telehealth

About

Dr Sethi is an active clinician treating Inflammatory and functional bowel disorders inclusive of cancer, reflux disease (GORD), altered bowel habit, iron deficiency anaemia, coeliac disease, unexplained abdominal pain and abnormal Liver function inclusive of hepatitis, cirrhosis and complications of long term alcohol abuse.

Apart from abdominal injuries sustained in the workplace and in motor vehicle accidents, Dr Sethi regularly opines on the effects of medication such as NSAIDS and pain medication with respect to stomach and oesophagus symptoms and claimed altered bowel function as a consequence of anxiety and mental health disorders.

He is trained and active in endoscopy procedures and is able to comment on complications arising from such procedure.

Dr. Sethi has completed AMA 5 (Core/Digestive) modules and is registered with SIRA to assess permanent impairment for workers compensation. He is also registered with MAIS (South Australia).

Specific industry expertise includes:

Services:

Workers Comp Treatment
Workers Comp Assessment
Comcare
Seafarers
DVA
Telehealth Assessments
Medical Negligence

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Determining causal relationship between analgesic medications & GI Symptoms

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Dr Siddarth Sethi discusses the challenge of distinguishing between gastrointestinal symptoms (such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and GORD) that have resulted from the use of analgesics to manage pain after a crush injury, versus those symptoms that were pre-existing or that would have developed regardless of the medications used.

Specifically:

  • To what degree do we attribute the gastrointestinal symptoms to the injury?
  • Would the gastrointestinal symptoms have resulted regardless?
  • What is the level of impairment that has resulted from these attributable symptoms?

Distinguishing between Irritable Bowel Syndrome & medication-related GI symptoms

In determining the impact of an injury on an individual, it can be difficult to differentiate between medication-related symptoms and pre-existing conditions.

In this video-tutorial, Dr Sethi discusses Irritable Bowel Syndrome and how to distinguish it from other gastrointestinal symptoms that result from the use of Analgesics and other pain medications.

Immuno-suppressant medications & COVID-19- are these patients at higher risk?

Dr Sethi discusses whether patients with an auto-immune disease who are prescribed immunosuppressant medications are at higher risk of developing COVID-19.

When to use a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist in a Personal Injury claim

What is the role of a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist in the medicolegal setting, and when would you call on their expert medical advice? Dr Siddarth Sethi discusses the kinds of injuries and conditions Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists assess, ranging from stomach, bowel, and liver issues (i.e.; liver disease related to medications, reflux, abdominal pain, irregular bowel habits, medication-related GI symptoms).

His expert medical opinion is frequently sought to conduct medication reviews, Permanent Impairment assessments, IMEs and Medical Negligence opinions.

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