Nepean Clinical School - Research in the Discipline of Surgery

Research Leader: Prof Guy Eslick

Learn about this departments research groups and the projects they are working on.

The Department of Surgery at Nepean Hospital conducts research in the following areas: General Surgery, The Acute Surgical Unit, Upper GI surgery, Breast/Endocrine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Surgical Education, Surgical Oncology, Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, and Urological Surgery. The Whiteley-Martin Research Centre was opened in 2010 to conduct evidence-based surgical research into oesophageal and gastric cancer. Professor Michael Cox and Professor Guy Eslick are Co-Directors of The Whiteley-Martin Research Centre.

Research interests include:

  • simple and complex gallstone disease, including common bile duct stones
  • hernia surgery
  • acute pancreatitis
  • emergency general surgery
  • evidence-based surgery
  • surgical oncology
  • Evidence-based methods - systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • cancer epidemiology including oesophageal cancer, gastric cancer, breast cancer, and thyroid cancer.

There is a strong focus in fundamental and translational research. Telehealth, surgical safety and quality are recent additions, with Nepean Hospital being one of the four pilot sites for the introduction of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Safety and Quality Improvement program (NSQIP).

For further information please contact Prof Guy Eslick.