What can you expect when you visit me?

Dr Lee provides expert advice based on leading research into gut diseases and conditions, coupled with a philosophy of listening to patients to understand their concerns and needs. Dr Lee is your partner on the journey to managing your gut health.

“My philosophy of care is based on an empowering partnership through listening to your concerns with an open mind and empathy.”


What to bring to your consultation

  • A copy of your doctor’s referral
  • Private Health Insurance information, Medicare Care or DVA card.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking
  • Any recent scans or blood test results
  • Correspondence from other specialists or doctors you have seen
  • A list of questions you want to ask

Payment Information


Patients with private health insurance 

Most policies will cover endoscopic tests and anaesthetist’s services, with all fees billed to your fund with no gap payment. Contact your insurance provider to understand your cover.

Patients without private health insurance

Fees are charged for procedures performed at the Wollongong and Nowra Private Hospital. The fee includes the hospital facility fee as well as the Anaesthetist’s and Gastroenterologist’s fees. Contact Dr Lee’s offices for an exact cost

We accept payments using:

·  Cash


·  All major credit cards


Dr Thomas Lee consults through Seaview Clinic and South Coast Specialist Health Care. These Clinics do not offer bulk billing. Medicare will cover part of the cost of your consultation, and you pay the difference or gap.  Please call us for further details.

We accept payments using:

·  Cash


·  All major credit cards

Forms and Brochures

New Patient Registration – Wollongong Private Hospital

PDF Form for new patients attending the Seaview Clinic, Wollongong Private Hospital

New Patient Registration – South Coast Health Care

Online form for new patients attending South Coast Specialist Health Care, Nowra

Colonoscopy Procedure Preparation

An overview of dietary instructions for patients undergoing a Colonoscopy procedure

Frequently Asked Question from my patients

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

Yes, all appointments must have a current referral from your doctor for any procedure. A referral is valid for 12 months. To have a gastroscopy or colonoscopy, you may need to book an initial consultation to discuss your requirements and receive advice on preparing for the procedure. Direct Access endoscopy (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy) are possible in selected patients. Learn More about Direct Access Endoscopy

What is a gastroenterologist?

A gastroenterologist is a specialist physician who diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the gut or digestive tract. The digestive system is a complex system that includes the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, bowel, rectum, and anus. Gastroenterologists are experts in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect any part of the digestive system, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, anaemia, coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome. In addition, gastroenterologists perform procedures such as colonoscopies and gastroscopies.

What is the waiting time for an appointment?

The typical waiting time for a new appointment is two weeks. Dr Lee will always endeavour to see urgent cases sooner. Please contact us with your referral if it is urgent. You may benefit from an admission to Wollongong Private Hospital for inpatient care and investigation if you have multiple medical issues or unwell where urgent attention is needed. It can be arranged directly through our office without attending the emergency department first.

Is there parking available at Wollongong Private Hospital and South Coast Specialist Centre

Yes, both specialist centres have on-site or on street car parking available.

Latest insights and resources

Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)

Find Free information and resources on all digestive and liver related conditions, colonoscopy and gastroscopy procedures and general dietary advice.

Crohn’s Disease and Colitis

Patient friendly information about Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis. Topics such as what the condition is, how are they diagnosed and the treatment options.

Medical Case Study: The Battle of Two Brains

By Dr Simon Knowles – Research indicates that around one-third of GP appointments are related to symptoms associated with the gut.


Organise your visit today

For new and ongoing patients, make a booking to speak to Dr Lee about understanding, managing, and treating your gut health issues.