The Sydney Colorectal Clinic is a specialist colorectal centre dedicated to the management of Colorectal Conditions. We provide a wholistic multidisciplinary approach to colorectal surgery
The Sydney Colorectal Clinic is a specialist colorectal centre dedicated to the management of Colorectal Conditions. We provide a holistic multidisciplinary approach to colorectal surgery
Dr Hamish Urquhart (CSSANZ FRACS MBBS (hons), BEngineering Mech/Biomedical (hons)) is a specialist colorectal surgeon with subspeciality training in proctology, colorectal cancer, pelvic floor disorders and inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr Urquhart is the Director of training of General Surgery (SET) trainees at St Vincent’s hospital. Dr Urquhart is also the Eastern Network NSW Supervisor and is on the board of the NSW/ACT training committee.
Dr Urquhart completed his post graduate medical degree in 2008 from the University of Sydney graduating with honours with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He completed his internship and residency training at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He commenced speciality training in General Surgery in 2010 in Sydney. Dr Urquhart completed this in 2015 and was accepted as a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. He subsequently completed four subspeciality colorectal fellowship years focusing on the latest minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, robotic surgery and endoscopy. The last 2 of these fellowship years were with the highly regarded Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand training program where he completed advanced colorectal surgical techniques. He has speciality interest in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and pelvic floor disease.
Dr Urquhart is also a qualified biomedical mechanical engineer, graduating with first class honours from the University of Sydney in 2004. He was the 2005 recipient of the Engineers Australia excellence award for innovation, developing several patents for biomedical devices.
Dr Urquhart has published multiple peer reviewed journal articles and has presented at conferences in Australia and Europe on Colorectal Surgery. He also has a passion for teaching and has affiliations with the University of New South Wales and the University of Notre Dame.
Dr Urquhart employs a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to Colorectal Surgery. He works closely with other disciplines and can co-ordinate your care with physicians, allied health teams, social support and other surgical services.
Dr Urquhart has consulting rooms at Suite 18, 193 Macquarie Street Sydney and operates at both St Vincent’s Public and Private hospitals in Sydney.
In Urgent cases Dr Urquhart will be able to see you within the week.
Dr Hamish Urquhart works closely with a suite of other health professionals to ensure you receive the best specialty treatment possible.
He is currently a member of both the St Vincent’s Colorectal Cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT).
The Colorectal Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team meets regularly to optimise patient care pathways during their entire cancer care treatment to ensuring there is a focus on evidence based and most current practice guidelines. During these meetings your specific case will be discussed with a team of specialist in surgery, medical oncology (chemotherapy), radiation oncology, radiology, pathology and allied health professionals (including genetic counsellors).
The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Multi-Disciplinary Team works with a holistic approach to inflammatory bowel disease targeting the nutritional aspects, medical optimisation and surgical management of the condition. This meeting includes physicians, gastroenterologists, surgeons, and allied health professionals.
St Vincent’s Hospital is a centre of excellence for inflammatory bowel disease treatment and cancer.
Hamish works with the excellent group of anaesthetists at St Vincent’s Hospital. There is a large group of subspeciality anaesthetists who will be involved in optimising your surgical care. Dr Gila Lepar, Dr Sam Boyers and Dr Johanna Barrett are part of the anaesthetic specialist team who will be closely involved in your treatment.
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