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Dr Stephen Pillinger

Colorectal Surgeon


Special areas of interest

Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery and TAMIS, Minimally Invasive Robotic and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, colorectal endometriosis, and multidisciplinary care in colorectal cancer.

Dr Stephen Pillinger studied at the University of Sheffield from 1988 – 1994, was then appointed as an Advanced Trainee in General Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney from 1999 – 2002.

His Post Fellowship training was as Clinical Fellow in Colon & Rectal Surgery at The Academic Surgical Unit, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, UK from 2003 – 2005, only the second Fellow to be appointed for 2 years at Castle Hill, one of the premier Colon & Rectal Surgery Units in the UK.

Dr Pillinger is a Consultant Colon & Rectal Surgeon, having commenced Consultant practice in 2005. The major focus of his practice is benign and malignant colorectal pathology, and has particular expertise in minimally invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Transanal Endoscopic

Microsurgery and Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS), diagnostic and interventional colonoscopy. He has trained in Robotic surgery in the US and South Korea and is one of the busiest Robotic Colorectal Surgeons in NSW.

Dr Pillinger is a full member of the Colorectal Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Pillinger was also a professional cricketer from 1992 – 1995, and his other interests include travel, photography, golf, AFL, rugby and snowboarding.

Dr Pillinger’s research interests include Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, Robotic and Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery, Diathermy Smoke and Surgical Safety.

He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and presentations to local and international meetings.

Areas of practice

  • Diagnostic and Interventional Colonoscopy

  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection of large Colorectal Polyps 

  • Colorectal surgery

  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgery

  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery and TAMIS

  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Surgery

  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery


  • Sydney Adventist Hospital

  • Macquarie University Hopsital

  • North Shore Private Hospital

  • Ryde Hospital


For all enquiries and appointments phone: 02 9436 4550

St Leonards Rooms

Suite 410, 69 Christie Street
St Leonards NSW 2065


Telephone: 02 9436 4550
Facsimile: 02 9436 4552

Eastwood Rooms

Suite 4, Ryde Medical Centre
247 Ryedale Road
Eastwood NSW 2122

Telephone: 02 9874 5500
Facsimile: 02 9874 1357

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