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A/Prof Stephen Pillinger

A/Prof Stephen Pillinger



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



A/Prof Pillinger studied at the University of Sheffield from 1988 - 1994, was then appointed as an Advanced Trainee in General Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney from 1999 - 2002. His Post Fellowship training was as Clinical Fellow in Colon & Rectal Surgery at The Academic Surgical Unit, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, UK from 2003 - 2005, only the second Fellow to be appointed for 2 years at Castle Hill, one of the premier Colon & Rectal Surgery Units in the UK.

A/Prof Pillinger is a Consultant Colon & Rectal Surgeon, having commenced Consultant practice in 2005. The major focus of his practice is benign and malignant colorectal pathology, and has particular expertise in minimally invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, diagnostic and interventional colonoscopy, minimally invasive Hernia Surgery and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. He has trained in Robotic surgery in the US and South Korea and is one of the busiest Robotic Colorectal Surgeons in Australia.

A/Prof Pillinger is a full member of the Colorectal Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He was also a professional cricketer from 1992 - 1995, and his other interests include travel, photography, golf, AFL, rugby and snowboarding.


A/Prof Pillinger's research interests include Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, Robotic and Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery, Diathermy Smoke and Surgical Safety, and Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery.


  • Sydney Adventist Hospital