General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery


Flinders Private

Ph: (08) 8276 9888
1 Flinders Drive Bedford Park, SA 5042

Tennyson Centre

Ph: (08) 8292 2370
520 South Road, Kurralta Park, SA 5037

Calvary Adelaide Hospital

Ph: (08) 8359 2411
Level 5, 120 Angas Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

480 Specialist Centre

Ph: (08) 8465 6370
480 North East Road, Windsor Gardens, SA 5087

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General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Upper gastrointestinal surgeons specialise in benign and malignant conditions that affect the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach and oesophagus. These include surgery for:

  • oesophageal and gastric cancer,
  • gastro-oesophageal reflux and hiatus hernia,
  • oesophageal motility disorders, including achalasia and Zenker’s diverticulum, and
  • morbid obesity.

In addition, upper gastrointestinal surgeons also perform upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and some undertake advanced interventional endoscopy procedures such as:

  • endoscopic ultrasound (EUS),
  • endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for early oesophageal cancer,
  • ablation of dysplastic Barrett’s oesophagus,
  • endoscopic stents, and
  • other advanced laparoscopic procedures.

Our trained general surgeons also manage acute general surgery problems, and more common abdominal surgical problems, such as gallstones and groin and abdominal hernias.

Our qualified and experienced upper gastrointestinal surgeons include:

  • Associate Professor Justin Bessell (Calvary Adelaide Hospital)
  • Dr Tim Bright (Flinders Private)
  • Professor David Watson (Flinders Private and Tennyson Centre)
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