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Dr Penelope De Lacavalerie

Dr Penelope De Lacavalerie



  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Robotic Surgery
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy


Other Languages

  • Spanish


Dr De Lacavalerie started her surgical training in England where she completed her Basic Surgical Training in London. She then migrated to Australia where she completed her General Surgery fellowship on the Prince of Wales Hospital Network. She undertook further training in advanced Colorectal Surgery in Sydney including a 12-month Robotic Fellowship at Nepean Hospital.

Dr De Lacavalerie has expertise in advanced surgical techniques for conditions of the bowel including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel endometriosis and diverticular disease. Her practice also includes general surgery conditions, endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) and other benign anorectal conditions.

She has a particular interest in:
1) The diagnoses with High resolution anoscopy and surgical management of HPV related anal dysplasia and anal cancer.
2) Functional defecation disorders such as faecal incontinence and obstructive defecation. She performs on site a comprehensive anal physiology and anatomy assessment of the anal sphincter (endoanal ultrasound and anal manometry). A vital tool in the management of obstetric anal sphincter injuries, anal fistula and faecal incontinence.

Dr De Lacavalerie is passionate about providing comprehensive personalised care for all her patients.


Dr De Lacavalerie is currently writing her Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) dissertation on “The role of molecular biomarkers in prediction of response to neoadjuvant Chemoradiation in rectal cancer” at UNSW, Sydney. She is the recipient of various grants and scholarships including the prestigious NHMRC Clinical Postgraduate Scholarship for her PhD studies at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

She is an avid educator and has been a Lecturer at both UNSW and University of Sydney.

Currently her main research interest is in the diagnoses, screening and treatment of HPV related anal dysplasia and anal cancer in high risk populations.


  • Sydney Adventist Hospital