About Find a Surgeon

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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development program and have opted to be on the list.

To Find a Surgeon accredited by the College please use the search boxes in the left margin.

You can search Find a Surgeon by:

  • region
  • specialty
  • name
  • keyword
  • or a combination of these

 

Specialties

The Surgeons in the directory are listed using the Surgical Specialty for which they were awarded Fellowship.

There are main specialties and, within these, specific areas of specialty or practice. If you know which specialty you are after, you can choose it from the list. Use the keyword search if you are would like to search for Surgeons with a particular area of practice. Some procedures may require Surgeons from more than one specialty.

The Surgical Specialties are:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (generally covers heart and lungs)
  • General Surgery (generally covers the abdominal area, and the organs contained there) 
  • Neurosurgery (generally covers the brain and spine)
  • Paediatric Surgery (children)
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (generally covers bones, and the ligaments and tendons that connect them)
  • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (generally covers ear, nose and throat)
  • Urology (generally covers bladder, prostate and reproductive organs)
  • Vascular Surgery (generally covers blood vessels)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology (no longer in use by RACS, now used by RANZCOG)
  • Ophthalmology (no longer in use by RACS, now used by RANZCO)

 

Results

The results list the names, specialty and area of practice, address and contact information for each Surgeon that fits your search. Where available, website links are also provided.

You can be confident knowing that all of the Surgeons listed have Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and keep up to date with latest practices. To be listed, the Surgeons must attend conferences,  investigate new techniques, keep up with reading, complete courses and other professional development activities in each three year cycle. Some Surgeons, even though they have completed these activities, choose not to be listed on Find A Surgeon.

You will generally need a referral from your GP, or another specialist, to make an appointment with a Surgeon and be able to claim some of the consultation cost through Medicare.

Managing Find A Surgeon listings

Fellows can access information about listing themselves (members only; login required) on Find A Surgeon, including how to opt in, and how to make amends to the information displayed.