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Dr Shanthan Ganesh
Dr Shanthan Ganesh is a colorectal surgeon specialising in the surgical management of colorectal conditions. His advanced training and specialised expertise allow him to effectively help manage and improve patients’ symptoms or conditions. These conditions include:
- Perianal conditions- haemorrhoids, anal fissure and perianal abscess
- Colorectal polyps
- Diverticular disease
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Pelvic floor disorder
His general surgical knowledge and expertise include:
- Hernia- inguinal umbilical and incisional
- Gallstones and gallbladder inflammation
- Skin lesions
Please phone us today to discuss a convenient appointment time.
Dr Shanthan Ganesh
Colorectal and General Surgeon
Dr Shanthan Ganesh MBBS, BSc(med), FRACS, MMIS, has been caring for his patients for over a decade. He is dedicated to providing surgical expertise in the most minimally invasive manner, to ensure recovery is swift and outcomes are maximized. He graduated from Medicine at the University of New South Wales Sydney in 2001, and completed his General Surgery training at Nepean and Westmead Hospital, Sydney, obtaining his FRACS in 2009. He further sub-specialised in Colorectal Surgery under the auspices of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ). This included a 2-year fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, and The Austin Hospital in Melbourne. Having enjoyed their time in Adelaide immensely, he and his family decided to call South Australia home. He has since obtained further higher education with a Masters in Minimally Invasive Surgery through the University of Adelaide. Today he is committed to ensuring other future doctors have similar ongoing educational opportunity. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide and is actively involved in the teaching of medical students at both the Adelaide and Flinders Universities. He is also a Surgical Supervisor of General Surgical Registrars at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon.
When not operating or consulting, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, going to the gym and taking his two groodles for walks. He was a Gold medalist at the 1995 Australian University Games representing the University of New South Wales in Cricket. These days he enjoys being a spectator.
The Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal – Australian Federal Government
Relief work in Samoa after the Tsunami in 2009 as part of the NSW health team.
FRACS, MMIS, BSc(med) and MBBS
Dr Ganesh services can be broadly divided into three categories.
• Easy Access Colonoscopy
• Rubber Band ligations
• Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
• Perianal fstula disease
• Diverticular disease
• Peri-anal sepsis
• Infammatory bowel disease
• Bowel cancer, with a special interest in
minimally invasive surgery
• General surgical procedures
• Gallbladder surgery
• Hernia surgery (laparoscopic inguinal and
Hospitals and day surgery sites
Acknowledgment of Country
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians whose ancestral lands we gather on. We acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and relationship of the Kaurna people to the country, and we respect and value their past, present, and ongoing connection to the land and cultural beliefs.
We also pay respects to the cultural authority of Aboriginal people visiting/attending from other areas of South Australia/Australia.