Dr Michael Gattas MB BS (Hons) FRACP
Genetics advice for your individual circumstances
Professional Genetics Advice
Dr Gattas trained as a Paediatrician (Children's Specialist) at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane, before completing further training in Genetics. He has a particular interest in familial cancers. He has seen many women and men who have had BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene testing for breast cancer, Lynch syndrome with bowel and other cancers, and some of the rare cancer syndromes like Von Hippel Lindau syndrome, or Li Fraumeni syndrome.
He has a great deal of experience in testing for genetic disorders. This includes DNA and chromosome tests, including chromosome microarray analysis. This experience will be in beneficial now that next generation sequencing technology has entered clinical practice.
He has advised many patients interested in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and in vitro fertilisation (IVF), who have questions about passing on a serious inherited health problem.
Why see a Genetics Specialist?
Clinical or Medical Genetics is a sub-specialty of internal medicine. A Physician or Paediatrician has completed additional training in genetics to be recognised as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). Some of the reasons a person is referred for specialist genetics advice include:
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The reception staff at Brisbane Genetics are Therese and Bree. They can provide you with advice about your appointment, costs, parking, or any other information. If you are unsure if an appointment will be worthwhile or necessary, please do call and speak to our informative staff. We will do our best to provide advice on your individual circumstances. The benefit of the consultation is often subjective. We aim to make the appointment personally beneficial to you and your family, starting from the moment your enquiry call is answered.