Colorectal Surgeon and General Surgeon, Dr Stephen Allison

Why see a Colorectal Surgeon?

If you have a problem with your bowel or bottom, ask your GP for a referral to a Colorectal Surgeon and you can feel assured that you and your condition is receiving the best specialist care available.

Colorectal surgeons have completed 4 years of general surgical training in all the fields of General Surgery including colorectal surgery, hernia repair, gall bladder surgery, upper gastrointestinal surgery, breast surgery, oncology including melanoma and endocrine surgery.

After completion of this training, colorectal surgeons undergo two further years of subspecialist training in order to be called Colorectal Surgeons. This training must be recognized and accredited by the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand. This society assesses whether the subspecialist training has met the rigorous requirements of colorectal training in Australia and New Zealand. Only then can a surgeon be called a Colorectal Surgeon.

Their additional training provides extensive knowledge of the colon and rectum

This extra training gives a surgeon in-depth knowledge of the pathologies of the colon and rectum. It ensures that the surgeon is capable of cutting-edge surgical management of colorectal conditions and remains abreast of important developments in these conditions.

This extra training also opens the door for the surgeon to be involved in continuing professional development in colorectal diseases which is only available to members of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand such as journal review meetings and scientific meetings.

Dr Allison is a committed member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand

He is intimately involved in the continuing professional development activities offered by this Society. Dr Allison continues to be at the cutting edge in quality surgical care by organizing weekly clinical meetings for surgeons in his role as Head of Surgery at the Greenslopes Private Hospital. He regularly attends scientific meetings in Australia and overseas and reviews current literature. His clinical data has been presented at the Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

To make an appointment with Dr Allison, please contact his surgery on Ph: (07) 3397 2634.


Dr Allison is an expert in the
treatment of bowel cancer

He performs colonoscopy. He has performed over 3500 bowel resections. Over 1000 of these were laparoscopic resections. With more acceptance and patient enthusiasm for the laparoscopic approach, the numbers of patients undergoing laparoscopic resections have certainly outnumbered those undergoing open procedures over the last 12 years in private practice.

Colorectal Surgeon Brisbane | General Surgeon Brisbane | Dr Stephen Allison

Extensive experience in gallbladder pathology, hernias, laparoscopic cholecystectomies

Dr Allison has extensive experience with General Surgical conditions such as gallbladder pathology and hernias. He has performed over 1000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, as well as over a 2000 hernia repairs, both laparoscopic and open.

Special Interest in Functional Bowel Disorders

Dr Allison has a special interest and extensive experience in functional bowel disorders including constipation and faecal incontinence.

Dr Allison founded the Anorectal Physiology Laboratory at the Greenslopes Private Hospital in 2003. He has recently further upgraded this service to a new state-of-art the laboratory to provide optimum care for functional bowel disorders.

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