Mr Shanthan Ganesh


Shanthan Ganesh is a specialist Colorectal and General surgeon. He operates at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Ashford hospital and Calvary Wakefield hospital.

He consults at North Adelaide rooms. Dr. Ganesh specialises in the treatment of perianal conditions such as Haemorrhoidal disease and anal fissure. Dr. Ganesh's other area of interest include laparoscopic colorectal surgery for both benign and malignant colorectal conditions and laparoscopic general surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy and hernia repair). He is accredited for colonoscopy through Gastroenterological Society of Australia. He also performs trans-anal Endoscopic resection of large polyps and early rectal cancers.

He graduated from medicine at the University of New South Wales in 2001. He completed his General Surgery training in Sydney, obtaining his FRACS in General surgery in 2009. He also has a Master of Minimally Invasive Surgery (University of Adelaide) and a Master of Surgery (University of Sydney). He was selected for the Colorectal Speciality training program with Fellowships undertaken at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide and the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, under the auspices of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.

He is also Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. He is actively involved in teaching of medical students at the University of Adelaide. He is currently a surgical tutor for both 3rd and 4th year medical students at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

He is a early adaptor of the taTME( trans anal Total Mesorectal Excision) which is a new minimally invasive technique to remove advanced low rectal cancers. This allows patients to avoid a permanent colostomy. He a is a member of the faculty in Australia and New Zealand which runs workshops for other colorectal surgeons to learn this technique. He has proctored other colorectal surgeons both in South Australia and New South Wales.

He is married with one child. He enjoys playing cricket, regular exercise and travelling with his family.

Procedures that Mr Ganesh specialises in:


  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy

Perianal surgery

  • Haemorrhoid surgery
  • Surgery for perianal fistulae
  • Surgery for anal fissure
  • Excision of skin tags
  • Drainage of perianal abscess

General surgery

  • Excision of skin lesions( not on the face or hands)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery
  • Open hernia surgery
  • Large incisional hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy
  • Pilonidal surgery
  • Ingrown toe nail surgery

Colorectal surgery

  • Surgery (colectomy) for bowel cancer
  • Surgery (colectomy) for diverticular disease


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