Special Clinical Interest(s)
Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) colorectal surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Anorectal conditions; haemorrhoids, perianal fistulae, anal skin tags, prolapse
Laparoscopic and open hernia surgery ; inguinal, umbilical, incisional, recurrent
Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
Endoscopy; gastroscopy & colonoscopy
I am a New Zealand trained general surgeon and endoscopist, with extensive sub-specialty training in colorectal surgery. I have a strong focus in minimally invasive surgical techniques (laparoscopy), and strongly believe in enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) principles.
I completed two years of post-fellowship colorectal surgical training. My first fellowship was at Auckland City hospital with a focus on minimally invasive colorectal surgery, pelvic floor disorders, intestinal failure/nutrition and enhanced recovery after surgery.
I undertook a second fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane performing large-volume minimally invasive colorectal resections, managing patients with complex inflammatory bowel disease, and peritoneal malignancy including cyto-reductive surgery.
I offer a patient-centered approach to the assessment and management of all general surgical conditions, and ensure patients have an understanding of their condition and treatment rationale.
Post Fellowship Training
2016/2017 – Colorectal Fellowship at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand.
2019 – Colorectal Fellowship at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.
Current membership of professional/other bodies:
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery – RACS
New Zealand Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS)
New Zealand and GESA Conjoint committee credentialed Endoscopist for Colonoscopy