General Surgery

Laparoscopy (keyhole surgery)
Inguinal Hernia – Open and laparoscopic (TEPP and TAPP)
Ventral, incisional and umbilical hernia (laparoscopic and open)
Abdominal wall reconstruction (component separation and massive hernia repair)
Cholecystectomy (surgery for gallstones)
Lipomas and cysts
Skin lesion excision, including local flap and skin graft reconstruction
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Vasectomy
Hydrocele repair

Emergency Treatment & Surgery

Laparoscopy (keyhole surgery)
Inguinal Hernia – Open and laparoscopic (TEPP and TAPP)
Ventral, incisional and umbilical hernia (laparoscopic and open)
Appendicitis
Cholecystitis
Diverticulitis
Acute anorectal conditions eg abscess
Rectal bleeding
Acute abdomen / Peritonitis / Bowel obstruction

Colorectal Surgery

Laparoscopic and Open surgery for colon and rectal diseases
Resection for bowel cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease including colitis and Crohn’s disease
General proctology including management of haemorrhoids, fissure, fistula and prolapse.
Haemorrhoid treatment including dietary advice, injection sclerotherapy, banding and surgery.
Surgery for disordered defecation including incontinence and prolapse
Sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence

Educational Courses & Teaching

Drs Ciccocioppo and Rieger are active in medical teaching. A surgical registrar assists with surgery in the private hospitals as part of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons advanced training program. In addition, regular courses are conducted at Calvary North Adelaide and Calvary Wakefield Hospitals.

These are to qualified surgeons wishing to gain experience in laparoscopic and open hernia repair and laparoscopic bowel resection.

Endoscopic Procedures

Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
Interventional endoscopy including stricture dilatation and polypectomy
Endoanal ultrasound