Liver Scan Australia

Did you know that a simple (or seemingly simple) diagnosis such as Fatty Liver Disease could be so devastating? Well, it can. It can be catastrophic if it’s not detected, and if it’s not managed. And unfortunately, as a society, there is still some stigma attached to Liver Disease, unfounded, but still, it’s there.

So, it is important to check your liver. It is important to take care of yourself. To be healthy and maintain a balanced diet. If you’re not sure about your liver or if you think you have a reason to worry, then get it checked. You can now get a Liver Scan in about 10 minutes. And it’s not painful. You get immediate results and you can then discuss with your GP or dietician the next step for you and your health.

The liver is an amazing organ. But only to the point that it’s not. Once there is beyond repair damage done (called Cirrhosis) it can sometimes be impossible to get better.


Liver specialist & gastroenterologist – Nathan Connelly

Dr. Nathan Connelly is a respected and skilled liver specialist (hepatologist) and gastroenterologist.

With more than 20 years of experience as a specialist physician, Nathan has key expertise in gastroscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and polypectomy.

After completing his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Melbourne in 1995, Nathan began his career at The Austin Hospital in Heidelberg in 1996. He has since practiced as a specialist gastroenterologist and consultant physician in public and private hospitals and practices.

Nathan is a founding director of Moonee Valley Specialist Centre. In addition to providing private consultations in his clinic, he treats patients at Epworth Freemasons and Warringal Private hospitals.

Nathan is a member of the Australian Association of Consultant Physicians, Gastroenterological Society of Australia and the Conjoint Committee for Endoscopy Accreditation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.


Mrs Nicole Starbuck-Connelly (BN) – Registered Nurse

Nicole is the Director and Practice Manager of LiverScan Australia. She ensures patients are the number one priority and is always looking for opportunities to improve and expand the business. Nicole dedicates her energy to guaranteeing patients receive the highest level of medical care and treatment support.

In 2001 she completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Latrobe University and began her career as an emergency department nurse at The Northern Hospital. Nicole then moved into a role in the operating theatre at Vaucluse Private Hospital (now known as Brunswick Private Hospital) and was promoted to Associate Nurse Unit Manager. She then spent the following eight years working as a Nurse Educator, Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator and Nurse Unit Manager.

Nicole is one of the leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease In Australia, and invested in LiverScan because it provides a more holistic view of the liver and allows for more precise diagnosis than surgical biopsies.


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LiverScan Australia

At LiverScan Australia we are dedicated to the research and cure of liver disease. As we want to provide our patients with the most advanced technologies in health-care we invested in a FibroScan® 502 Touch device in the year 2013.

We are constantly striving to provide quality medical care and professional health services, ensuring our patients receive the highest level of medical care and treatment support.

Examination with LiverScan, also called transient elastography, is a technique used to assess liver stiffness without invasive investigation. Referrals are welcomed but not essential. LiverScan Australia is proudly the only privately operated LiverScan machine in Victoria.

Determined to raise the level of the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease in Victoria, LiverScan Australia is proudly the only privately operated LiverScan machine in Victoria. If you would like to find out more about LiverScan and its benefits, contact us today. You can also download and print out a referral form by clicking the green button.


Referral Form



Moonee Valley Specialist Centre aims to provide the very best in Gastroenterological and Related Health Care. Owned and operated by husband and wife team, Dr. Nathan Connelly and Mrs. Nicole Starbuck-Connelly, together Nathan and Nicole have provided quality medical care and professional health services to patients since 2011.

Moonee Valley Specialist Centre is located at 1003 Mount Alexander Road, Essendon.