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Dr Alexander Engel

Colorectal Surgeon

MD, PhD, EBSQ Coloproctology

Special area of interest

Colorectal surgery in the elderly, para-stomal hernia, anorectal conditions, faecal incontinence, assessment and treatment of surgical complications and second opinions.

Associate Professor Alexander Engel is a specialist colorectal surgeon who trained in general surgery in the Netherlands and obtained specialist colorectal training at the St Mark’s clinic in London, United Kingdom. He completed his PhD in 1994 on surgical management of faecal incontinence at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He chaired a surgical training program for 10 years and supervised training of well over 30 young surgeons. He has held a full-time appointment as general and colorectal surgeon for over 20 years.

A/Prof Engel is a staff specialist at the Royal North Shore Hospital and North Shore Private Hospital and holds a teaching position at the University of Sydney. He is a founding member of the European Society for Coloproctology and has served on many international scientific boards. He is an Editor of Colorectal Disease, has a wide interest in clinical research in Coloproctology and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Areas of Practice

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Multi-disciplinary management of Colorectal cancer
  • Diagnostic and interventional Colonoscopy
  • Proctology, including anal ultrasound
  • Para-stomal hernia surgery


  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • North Shore Private Hospital


St Leonards Rooms

Suite 402, 69 Christie Street
St Leonards NSW 2065

Telephone: 02 9436 4550
Facsimile: 02 9436 4552

For all enquiries and appointments phone: 02 9436 4550.

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