North Lakes Private Hospital Specialists



Dr Yanez Peerbaccus


Speciality: Gastroenterologist
Phone: (07) 3883 6701

We are pleased to announce Dr Peerbaccus has commenced consulting and is performing procedures with our Open Access team at North Lakes Day Hospital, in addition to his already established private practice in the Moreton Bay Region.

Dr Peerbaccus is a dual trained Gastroenterologist and Internal Medicine Specialist. He graduated from the University of Cape Town-South Africa in 2005. Dr Peerbaccus relocated to New Zealand in 2007 where he completed his advanced training in Auckland and was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2018.

He has received extensive training in General Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Liver Diseases, Motility Disorders and Functional Disorders. Dr Peerbaccus relocated to North Brisbane in 2020 and consults privately at North Lakes Day Hospital where he provides a wide range of services in General Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He performs Colonoscopy & Gastroscopic procedures at North Lakes Day Hospital.

Dr Peerbaccus has a special interest in:

• Microscopic Colitis
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease
• Coeliac Disease
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Liver Disorders
• Haemorrhoid Banding
• Bowel Cancer Screening
• Therapeutic Endoscopy
• Gastric Balloon for weight loss

Dr Peerbaccus takes pride in being known as a passionate, caring person and aims to provide the highest standard of care to each and every patient. He is fluent in French, Creole and English. Please contact him via the details below for consultation or urgent advice.

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Dr Richard Cheng


Speciality: Gastroenterologist
Phone: 07 3184 3629

Dr Richard Cheng is an Australian trained gastroenterologist and the Director of Gastroenterology at Redcliffe Hospital in Brisbane. Dr Cheng graduated from the University of Melbourne and was awarded the Fellowship of the FRACP in 2014. His further studies included a Bachelor of Medical Science through the Austin Hospital Liver Transplant Unit, where he trained in management of chronic liver disease and its complications.

Dr Cheng’s Special interests include:

  • Endoscopy (Gastroscopy) / Colonoscopy +/- polyp removal
  • Colorectal cancer screening (National Bowel Cancer Screening Program)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Functional bowel disease – reflux, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), change in
    bowel habit
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding and Iron deficiency Anaemia
  • Liver Disease

Dr Richard Cheng also completed a clinical fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, providing specialist consultation and multidisciplinary care in gastroenterological diseases to patients in both Brisbane and regional Queensland. Dr Cheng advocates for rapid access to high quality gastroenterology and endoscopy care for Queensland patients and sits on the steering committee for the State wide Clinical Network for Gastroenterology.

He is involved in GP education, awareness campaigns and has presented at multiple local and international conferences. He is committed to developing holistic and multidisciplinary gastroenterological care for patients. He enjoys teaching and mentoring junior medical staff in his daily work.

Dr Cheng was recognised at the Metro North Australia Day Achievement Awards 2021 for his achievements in driving improvements in Gastroenterology by diligently improving the service, spending quality time with patients and delivering compassionate care.

Dr Richard Cheng Gastroenterologist
Dr Agus Brotodihardjo

Dr Brotodihardjo graduated from University of Melbourne in 1986. He completed his General Gastroenterology training in 1993 and completed his final year as Hepatology Fellow in Sydney.

Dr Brotodihardjo has a special interest in:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Fatty liver
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Colorectal polyps surveillance

Dr Brotodihardjo consults and performs procedures at North Lakes Day Hospital.

Dr Agus Brotodihardjo
Dr Hadi Moatter


Speciality: Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
Phone: (07) 3833 6755

Dr Hadi Moattar is a clinical Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Luminal Endoscopy and Polypectomy.

Dr Moattar completed his Medical Degree with distinction in 2004 and since then, he has worked in various hospitals both in the United Kingdom and Queensland. In 2016, he completed his Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship after being trained at the Mater Adult Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and Townsville Hospital.

After completing his general gastroenterology fellowship, Dr Moattar worked as an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellow at the foremost IBD Centre – the Fiona Stanley Hospital – in Perth, WA. This helped to expand his experience and skill in the management of complex patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He uses his clinical and interpersonal skills to optimise patients’ care and quality of life in close collaboration with IBD nurses, dieticians, colorectal surgeons, clinical psychologists and radiologists.

Dr Moattar enjoys teaching students and junior doctors at bedside in small tutorials and lecturing in grand rounds and departmental meetings. He actively participates in quality assurance projects and audits during his career and publishing or presenting the result of these projects in national and international meetings and peer-reviewed journals as well as keeping himself up to date with the latest developments in the field. He personally monitors all IBD patients’ who have been started recently on immunosuppressant to ensure maximum safety and efficacy of these medications.

Areas of interest and expertise:
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Luminal endoscopy and polypectomy

Dr Moattar performs Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and Polypectomy along with consultations at Montserrat Hospitals. He accepts both private and open access referrals and can be contacted on the information below for enquiries or bookings.

Dr Hadi Moattar, Gastroenterologists, Gastroenterologists & Hepatologists