Australian Colorectal Endosurgery is motivated by an interest in training, research and development of the techniques of colorectal endosurgery. This encompasses the disciplines of laparoscopically-assisted colorectal resection, transanal endoscopic microsurgery and colonoscopy.
Laparoscopically-assisted colorectal endosurgery has been pioneered in Australia, primarily at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, since 1991. It continues to be performed at this and other institutions, and now is the main technique used for colorectal resections. Over 5500 laparoscopically-assisted operations have now been performed by the four principal surgeons at Australian Colorectal Endosurgery.
Development and refinement of both the techniques and the technology over the past 21 years has widened the indications for a laparoscopic approach. At the same time, patients previously deemed unsuitable for laparoscopy are now increasingly being successfully treated for a variety of colorectal conditions.
Within this website you will find information regarding our surgeons, opportunities for colorectal fellows and information about our three day intensive, advanced workshop in laparoscopically-assisted colorectal surgery for colorectal surgeons.