Colorectal Surgery is a tertiary referral service of General Surgery.

The service performs surgery for the management of a wide range of colorectal disorders including:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inherited colorectal cancer including FAP and HNPCC
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Intestinal fistulas
  • Diverticular disease
  • Radiation enteritis/colitis
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Disorders of continence
  • Anorectal disorders including complex
  • Fistula-in-ano
  • Miscellaneous colorectal conditions including massive colonic haemorrhage

The service includes a weekly referral roster, colonoscopy, endorectal ultrasound and is a consulting service for the Familial Cancer Centre clinic.

Education and training

The Colorectal Surgery service is one of 12 units throughout Australia and New Zealand accredited for post Fellowship training in the specialty and this is reflected in the appointment of the Colorectal Fellow.

Clinics

Colorectal City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South MON
Colorectal City Campus Fracture Reception, Level 1 West MON

Referrals

We accept referrals for this service.

Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.

Your patient may need to attend a Pre-Admission Clinic prior to their procedure.

To refer a patient, complete and send your referral to Outpatients by fax to (03) 9342 4234.

You can use the following form or a template from your own system.

Referrals should include:

  • relevant clinical history for the patient
  • the reason for referral
  • patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
  • your provider number
  • the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)