Payal Saxena

Payal Saxena

Associate Professor

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About this Speaker

Professor Payal Saxena is a Gastroenterologist subspecialised in Interventional Endoscopy. She completed her specialist Gastroenterology training in Sydney then travelled to the USA where she undertook a two-year Interventional Endoscopy and Research fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is appointed at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.

Prof Saxena performs a range of procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). She has received expert training in specialist areas including interventional EUS, advanced resection techniques for early cancers including endoscopic submucosal dissection and removal of subepithelial tumors, endoscopic treatment of reflux disease, gastroparesis, Barrett's.


She is Australia's leading expert in Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), a new endoscopic treatment of achalasia and spastic oesophageal disorders. 

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