Dr Milan Bassan

Dr Milan Bassan

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

VMO Gastroenterologist at Department of Gastroenterology and Liver

  Research Interests:
Quality improvement in endoscopic resection, management of gastrointestinal bleeding and new techniques in pancreatico-biliary endoscopy

  Clinical Expertise:
Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatico-Biliary Endoscopy, GIT Bleeding, Endoscopy Ultrasound


Dr Milan Bassan is a Visiting Medical Officer Gastroenterologist at Liverpool Hospital and a Conjoint Associate Lecturer of the University of NSW. He is the current Director of Endoscopy at Liverpool Hospital. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Western Australia (2003) and undertook his general gastroenterology training at Nepean Hospital, Wollongong Hospital, Liverpool Hospital and the Northern General Hospital (Sheffield, UK). In 2011, he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and subsequently undergone extensive postgraduate training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy, undertaking fellowships at Westmead Hospital and at the internationally recognised Therapeutic Endoscopy Group at St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada as well as undergoing training in Europe and Asia.

Dr Bassan has diverse interests in therapeutic endoscopy. These include:

  • Advanced endoscopic resection techniques for the minimally invasive treatment of advanced precancerous lesions and early cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and colon
    • Endoscopic mucosal resection
    • Endoscopic submucosal dissection
    • Endoscopic full thickness resection
  • Complex ERCP
  • Endoscopic management of oesophageal motility disorders including the POEM procedure
  • Therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for pseudocyst drainage, endoscopic pancreatic necrosectomy, EUS guided biliary drainage
  • Endoscopic treatment of Barrett's Oesophagus
  • Stent placement for palliation of gastrointestinal malignancy
  • Endoscopic dilation of strictures in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Enteroscopy

His clinical research interests include quality improvement in endoscopic resection, management of gastrointestinal bleeding and new techniques in pancreatico-biliary endoscopy. He has been the recipient of several research awards for his work on endoscopic resection in the gastrointestinal tract and has had research published in high impact factor journals such as Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is the lead investigator on a number of multicentre studies for bleeding prevention post endoscopic resection. He has Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy accreditation in Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy and ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Dr Bassan is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of healthcare to all patients and looks after patients with a wide variety of gastroenterological diseases.


MBBS (Hons)
University of Western Australia 2003
Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians 2010


Visiting Medical Officer, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist (2013 – present)
Department of Gastroenterology and Liver, Liverpool Hospital
Clinical Fellow (2012– 2013)
St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Clinical Fellow (2011– 2012)
Westmead Hospital
Conjoint Associate Lecturer (2010– present)
University of New South Wales

Select Publications

  1. EUS-guided enteroenterostomy for nonoperative management of afferent loop syndrome after Whipple resection. Ermerak G, Behary J, Edwards P, Abi-Hanna D, Bassan MS. VideoGIE. 2019 Aug 13; 4(10):461-463. doi: 10.1016/j.vgie.2019.07.002. PMID: 31709330
  2. Gastric Cancer Screening in Common Variable Immunodeficiency. van der Poorten DK, McLeod D, Ahlenstiel G, Read S, Kwok A, Santhakumar C, Bassan M, Culican S, Campbell D, Wong SWJ, Evans L, Jideh B, Kane A, Katelaris CH, Keat K, Ko Y, Lee JA, Limaye S, Lin MW, Murad A, Rafferty M, Suan D, Swaminathan S, Riminton SD, Toong C, Berglund LJ. J Clin Immunol. 2018 Sep 15. doi: 10.1007/s10875-018-0546-3. PMID: 30219982
  3. The impact of wire caliber on ERCP outcomes: a multicenter randomized controlled trial of 0.025-inch and 0.035-inch guidewires. Bassan MS, Sundaralingam P, Fanning SB, Lau J, Menon J, Ong E, Rerknimitr R, Seo DW, Teo EK, Wang HP, Reddy DN, Goh KL, Bourke MJ. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Jun;87(6):1454-1460. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.11.037. PMID: 29317269.
  4. Deep mural injury and perforation after colonic endoscopic mucosal resection: a new classification and analysis of risk factors. Burgess NG, Bassan MS, McLeod D, Williams SJ, Byth K, Bourke MJ. Gut. 2017 Oct;66(10):1779-1789. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2015-309848. PMID: 27464708
  5. Carbon dioxide insufflation reduces number of postprocedure admissions after endoscopic resection of large colonic lesions: a prospective cohort study. Bassan MS, Holt B, Moss A, Williams SJ, Sonson R, Bourke MJ. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Jan; 77(1):90-5. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.06.004. PMID: 22867448.

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