There are three general surgical teams covering most general surgical problems including breast cancer surgery and reconstruction, endocrine surgery, upper GI soft tissue tumours, colorectal malignancies, melanoma, urological and hernia surgeries as well as advanced laparoscopic procedures.
The Canberra Hospital provides an outpatient clinic service for General Surgery which focuses on the organs of the abdomen (such as the stomach, intestines, gall bladder, live and pancreas).
In order to obtain an appointment with one of our General Surgeons, you will be required to obtain a referral from your General Practitioner or Specialist. This referral should contain information that is relevant to your current condition as well as including any information from your health history that may impact on your current condition.
Once your referral has been received, it will be triaged and allocated an urgency category. This urgency category provides an indication to the administrative staff as to how soon you will require an appointment.
Appointments are conducted in the Central Outpatients Department, which is located near the Main Reception Desk on Level 1 of the hospital.
Canberra Hospital is a tertiary teaching hospital and therefore students within the specialty may be in attendance during your appointment.
Information on waiting times for surgery is available:
Outpatient Clinic: (02) 624 42415