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Clinics & services

Bowel surgery

Bowel surgery

We perform emergency and elective surgery for people with bowel conditions.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • A range of surgical procedures from minor peri anal procedures to major surgery for cancer
  • Stomal therapy 

Our clinics

We run the following clinics:

  • Preadmission Clinics
  • Colorectal Surgery Clinics

Find out more about clinic times and bookings.

Head of Unit

Dr Adele Burgess

Referrals

For patients

You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service.

For health professionals

Find out how to refer your patient.

To refer a patient with suspected cancer or a confirmed diagnosis of colorectal cancer, please call:

Kate Strange
Colorectal Nurse Coordinator

Phone: 03 9496 3298 or 0401 625 411

Fax: 03 9496 5667

Email: kate.strange@austin.org.au

What to bring

Every time you come

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame

For your clinic appointment

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)

For your day procedure

  • Responsible adult carer to stay with you to hear instructions, help you and take you home
  • Comfortable day clothes, such as a tracksuit

Our locations

You may have your surgery at the Austin Hospital or Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

Check the information you have received to make sure you know which hospital to visit. If you are unsure, call your surgical liaison nurse or contact us on the numbers below.

Austin Hospital

The Surgery & Endoscopy Centre
Level 2, Austin Tower
145 Studley Road Heidelberg

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital

The Surgery Centre
Level 2, Centaur Building
300 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe

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Contact us

Colorectal Surgery

For clinic appointments

Contact Specialist Clinics

For enquiries about your surgery

Kate Strange
Colorectal Nurse Coordinator

Phone: 03 9496 3298 or 0401 625 411

Fax: 03 9496 5667

Email: kate.strange@austin.org.au

If the colorectal nurse coordinator is unavailable to answer your telephone call, please ensure you leave details in a voicemail message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

Kate attends outpatient clinics on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.

Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm 

Postal address

Colorectal Surgery
Austin Health
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg Victoria 3084