MB ChB FRACS
Special area 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. More details can be found at northernsydneycolorectal.com.au.
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
- North Shore Private Hospital
- Ryde Hospital
St Leonards Rooms
Suite 402, 69 Christie Street
St Leonards NSW 2065
Suite 17, Ryde Medical Centre
247 Ryedale Road
Eastwood NSW 2122
For all enquiries and appointments phone the Eastwood Rooms: 02 9874 5500.