Probiotic Therapy Research Centre
Centre for Digestive Diseases
Level 1, 229 Great North Road
Five Dock NSW 2046
Telephone: 61 2 9713 4011
(Eastern Standard Time)
Business Hours 7am-5pm Monday-Friday only.
Fax: 61 2 9712 1675
For all enquiries please contact the Centre and make an appointment to see one of our doctors.
We are a small private facility in Sydney with limited resources and as such we do not have the resources to engage in continued email exchanges with overseas patients suggesting treatment options.
Unless you are willing to travel to Australia and undergo Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) treatment in our facility, which would involve a stay in Australia of 5 weeks at your own expense we are unable to treat you.
The 5 weeks will involve our diagnostics, 10 days antibiotic preparation and 10 working days of daily infusions. The cost for this treatment is approximately AUD$12,000 - $15,000 in total not including accommodation and living expenses. We do not provide accommodation nor do we provide any nursing assistance in the accommodation you have arranged so it is recommended that someone comes with you for the duration of your treatment.
Should you wish to proceed with FMT treatment at our facility a telephone consultation is arranged. This consultation will be with our Nurse Practitioner and will cost $200. Following that consultation a $3,000 non-refundable deposit will be requested prior to any further communication (telephone or email contact) before proceeding with all other necessary arrangements.
The balance of the payments will be payable on arrival to the clinic when each individuals needs have been determined.
If you have a diagnosis of Clostridium difficile which is toxin positive you can be treated at our facility. A prerequisite will be that you have a consenting Physician who will be looking after you and a donor available in your country to continue with home infusions, as in these conditions the infusions may have to be repeated and prolonged. Once you have decided to proceed, your Physician has consented to monitor your progress and you have a donor an initial consultation can be booked with a Gastroenterologist at $300. We will then need to take payment of $500 upfront for the work required to respond to subsequent emails ($50 per email) during your treatment. If you require more than 10 email responses you will need to purchase another block.
However if you are contacting us concerning treatment for Crohn’s, Colitis, IBS or Constipation, or you are seeking advice regarding new treatment therapies for Neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s Disease – we will consider each person on their merit.
An overseas patient, not domicile in Australia is not eligible for admission into our research trials.