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Dr Rohan Gett

Dr Rohan Gett is a highly respected colorectal surgeon who has been a consultant at St Vincent’s Hospital for more than 15 years. In this time, he has performed over 10,000 successful operations and procedures.

Dr Gett’s professional interests include the surgical management of colon and rectal cancer and the management of inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal disorders.

Dr Gett graduated with honours from the University of NSW in 1995 and started at St Vincent’s Private and Public Hospitals and St Vincent’s Clinic in 2007.

Dr Gett is currently the Director of Medical Student Education for the Clinical School, and Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of NSW.

Dr Gett is also the head of the department of general surgery at St Vincent’s Private Hospital and is a member of the Court of Examiners for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.


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Dr Rohan Gett’s clinical focus is to provide multi-disciplinary care to patients with cancer colon, rectum and anus, inflammatory bowel disease and also benign diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. This involves careful examination of the pathology and radiology and consideration of a management plan.

Dr Gett provides minimally invasive surgical techniques to improve functional recovery from surgery and reduce the size of the incision. Dr Gett assists patients in their understanding of their disease as well as providing individualised patient care.

These are the common conditions that patients discuss at consultations.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Adhesions
  • Anal cancer
  • Anal fissures
  • Anal fistulas
  • Anal warts
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Colitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diverticular disease
  • Excessive flatulence
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Hernias
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Polyps
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Rectal prolapse

Colorectal surgery involves a wide range of procedures and operations to treat disease.

  • Banding of haemorrhoids
  • Botox injection
  • Bowel resection
  • Colonoscopy
  • Excision of anal warts
  • Fistula treatments
  • Gastroscopy
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Pilonidal sinus excision
  • Robotic Surgery

Clinical care requires the consideration of various diseases, the careful examination of radiology and pathology at multidisciplinary meetings and the discussion of perioperative diets and exercise plans.

In this surgical practice, conditions are discussed and diagnoses are made. A management plan is then generated with individualised care, and if surgery is required, the selection of minimally invasive technology is preferred to enhance the operation and improve recovery.

  • Dietary advice
  • IBD multidisciplinary meetings
  • Cancer multidisciplinary meetings
  • Pathology results
  • Radiology
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation

The frontier of minimally invasive procedures

We use a variety of laparoscopic and robotic techniques to improve the accuracy of dissection and shorten time taken to recover from surgery. In general, minimally invasive surgery results in reduced incisions, less pain, a shorter admission, and fewer complications.


This type of surgery is completed through one or more small incisions using small cameras. Laparoscopy provides a 3D view of the surgical site and helps the surgeon operate with precision, flexibility and control. It can be employed for many colorectal and general surgical operations.


This type of surgery is completed with magnified and binocular vision via articulated robotic arms that allow precise surgery with increased accuracy of dissection, security of vascular ligation, and smaller incisions. It can extend the range of conditions and complexity of diseases which can be treated.

Dr Gett performing minimally invasive surgery using the Da Vinci robot.
The Da Vinci robot allows for precise dissection through stable optics and magnification guiding articulated robotic arms.
The Da Vinci robot has four arms which are controlled remotely from a console.
Dr Gett’s assistant surgeon helps to load the robotic instruments at the bedside.

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“It’s a privilege to be a doctor and surgeon. The patient’s journey is often a difficult one and it’s a honour to be able to help. Good surgery involves knowing when to operate, selecting the right procedure and choosing the most appropriate technology to achieve the best outcome.”

Dr Rohan GettMBBS (Hon.), BSc (MED), FRACS, MS
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