Prof Peter Hewett



Colorectal Surgery

142 Ward Street, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Colonoscopy at:

Calvary North Adelaide

Tennyson Day Centre

Western Hospital

Public Operating at:

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Specialises in:


Upper GI endoscopy

Peritonectomy and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Pseudomyxoma Peritoneii and Abdominal Mesothelioma.

Peter is a specialist colorectal surgeon with over 25 years clinical experience. Peter was head of the Colorectal Surgical Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide. He has extensive experience in colonoscopy (which he continues to perform at the centres listed above) and major colonic and rectal resection for cancer and other conditions. Peter offers specialised treatment of anorectal problems including haemorrhoids and fistula. He has extensive experience in the treatment of faecal incontinence by Sacral Nerve Stimulation.

However he has now retired from operating in the private health sector

Peter's other major clinical interest, which he continues to be involved in, is the treatment of conditions such as Pseudomyxoma Peritoneii and abdominal mesothelioma via Peritonectomy and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC). This procedure is done at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Peter has received numerous research grants including NH&MRC grants and has supervised a number of postgraduate students for higher degrees. He has created and teaches a Masters Course in Minimally Invasive Surgery through the University of Adelaide. He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed published articles on a variety of topics.

Peter was an associate editor for Diseases of Colorectal Surgery from 2004 to 2009 and regularly reviews articles
for the British Journal of Surgery and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery.

Peter has previously been a board member of the Hospital Research Foundation.