Dr Rohan Gett is a highly respected colorectal surgeon who has been a consultant at St Vincent’s Hospital for 14 years. In this time over 8,000 successful operations and procedures have been performed. 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 practises as both a general and colorectal surgeon and lecturer in surgery for the St Vincent’s Clinical School at the University of New South Wales.

Dr Gett is the Director of Medical Student Education for the Clinical School. As well as teaching, he has published many research papers through the University of NSW and has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in Surgery in 2019.

Dr Gett underwent ten years of surgical training after his internship and residency at Concord Hospital in 1996. Dr Gett received his Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Fellowship (RACS) in 2005 whilst practising at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney. He completed his Masters of Surgery at Sydney University in 2008 and has extensive training in the management of colon and rectal cancer surgery and the management of the inflammatory bowel diseases: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Dr Gett established the Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting at St Vincent’s Hospital in 2007 by coordinating the talents of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, anatomical pathologists, genetic counsellors, stomal therapists, dieticians, social workers, nurses and allied health staff. The multidisciplinary team has reviewed and streamlined the management of over 2000 patients since its inception. Dr Gett continues to chair this meeting and ensures that management plans reflect the consensus of the members.

Dr Gett’s outpatient practice in St Vincent’s Clinic includes both public and private patients. The aim is to provide comprehensive treatment for all patients.  He undertakes open and minimally invasive surgery using not only laparoscopic techniques but also robotic techniques. Bowel resections, hernia repairs and rectopexy operations are therefore performed through minimal access techniques, reducing post-operative pain, shortening hospital stay and hastening the return to work.

Since 2018, Dr Gett has also practised at Sydney Gut Clinic and Alexandria Day Surgery Hospital with gastroenterologists: Dr Suhirdan Vivekanandarjah, Dr Clare Wu, Dr Vi Nguyen and Dr Andrew Kim. Here gastroscopy, colonoscopy and a wide array of minor colorectal operations are undertaken.

Education

  • HSC St Ignatius College Riverview 1984-1989
  • MBBS BSc Med (Hons) University of New South Wales 1990-1995
  • FRACS Royal Australian College of Surgeons 2005
  • MS Masters of Surgery Sydney University 2008

Career History

  • Internship and Residency Concord Repatriation Hospital 1996 – 2000
  • Advanced Surgical Trainee Concord Repatriation Hospital, Nepean Hospital, Auburn Hospital, Darwin Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 2001-2004
  • CSSANZ Fellow Prince of Wales Hospital 2005
  • CSSANZ Fellow St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne 2006
  • Lecturer in Surgery University of New South Wales 2007-2018
  • Colorectal Surgeon St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney 2007-2018

Management & Leadership Experience

  • Director of Medical Student Education, St Vincent’s Clinical School, UNSW 2016-2018
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital Pharmacy Committee 2008-2018
  • University of New South Wales Curriculum Development Committee (Medicine) 2009-2018
  • St Vincent’s Clinic Board 2016-2018

Associate Professor Mark Danta

Associate Professor Mark Danta is part of Dr Rohan Gett’s multidisciplinary team. He is a highly respected specialist gastroenterologist and hepatologist within the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Dr Danta treats gastrointestinal and liver disorders. Specifically, he treats gastrointestinal and liver tumours, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohns and ulcerative colitis), coeliac disease, hepatitis, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Dr Danta provides colonoscopy, endoscopy and Fibroscan (non-invasive liver biopsy) procedures at St Vincent’s Public and Private Hospitals.

A/Prof Danta is the author of many research papers and coordinates several research programs in the Centre of Applied Medical Research at St Vincent’s Hospital. Some of his papers can be found here.

Dr Rohan Gett in the Media

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Michael Wolff Presents ‘Hair Unlimited’ – A Book For Charity

Hair Unlimited is a limited edition collectable coffee table book of hairworks with all proceeds going for bowel cancer research at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. With 154 pages of beautiful black and white beauty and the occasional splashes of colour pages, this book is to create awareness for regular bowel cancer health checks and to raise funds for…
November 25, 2021
The Australian

Giant steps for Bega’s dairy king and his loyal court jester

On the morning of May 18 last year, when Barry Irvin told his adult autistic son about his shock cancer diagnosis, there was poignant silence in the room. The youngest of Irvin and his wife Harriet’s three children, Matthew Irvin cannot speak and has a limited capacity to communicate. The then 27-year-old simply leant forward and gently touched his father’s…
February 8, 2020
New Matilda

Stomas and J Pouches: Michael Brull’s Brush With His Own Mortality

This week, Buzzfeed ran a story which picked me up and made me smile. It’s about the experiences and Facebook page of Krystal Miller. Miller is a 32-year-old woman with a stoma bag. The reporter largely lets Miller tell her own story, and links to her page, Bag Lady Mama. The article doesn’t quite explain what an ileostomy is, so I will try to…
February 16, 2016