General Surgeon - Santosh olakkengil

FRACS, FACS

Consults:
North Adelaide 
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Operates:
Ashford Hospital
Western Hospital

Public:
Royal Adelaide Hospital

Specialises in:
General Surgery
Skin lesion excision – cover with skin grafts and flaps
Hernia
Laparoscopic operations (minimally invasive, keyhole) - gall bladder removal, appendectomy, hernia, diagnostic laparoscopy
Excision of Lumps
Excision of ingrown toenails
Hydrocele surgery
Circumcision,Vasectomy
Surgeries for Chronic Kidney disease (CKD)
Dialysis Access - AVF (arterio venous fistulae)
CAPD (continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis)
Skin lesion excision on fistula arms
Polycystic nephrectomies lap and open  
Renal transplantation - adult and pediatric.

Santosh brings with him over 20 years of expertise as a consultant surgeon. His areas of interests are General Surgery, Surgeries for End-Stage Renal Disease that include Dialysis access (AVF, CAPD), Nephrectomies for polycystic kidney & Transplantation. He has been in the forefront of Minimally invasive surgery as part of the team that did Australia’s first single-port laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He has a Master’s in Minimally Invasive Surgery (University of Adelaide). He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). As a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide, he is actively involved in the academic teaching of medical students and the fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.