Dr Luigi Sussman - General and Laparoscopic Surgeon
General, Colorectal, Laparoscopic Surgeon and Gastrointestinal Endoscopist
Most patients are referred by their general practitioners or other specialists, however I will on occasions accept direct patient referrals. If you have a family doctor I will always report back to them as it is extremely important to keep them "in the loop" as they are responsible for your "total care". You will need to phone my secretary to organise this first appointment.
When you come to your appointment, I will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis. This process may also require a number of tests (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, scans etc). If you have already had investigations such as CT scans please bring these with you as they can be of great help. In addition, copies of any medical records or test reports can also be of assistance.
This can generally all be done during one visit, but for some conditions this will take several follow-up appointments.
Once a diagnosis has been made, I will discuss treatment options with you. In some instances this will mean surgery, while other cases can be managed with medication or other non-surgical interventions. If surgery is advised, I will outline the risks, benefits and alternatives and go through the steps involved in the surgical process with you.
I am a Southern Cross affiliated provider for:
- Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy - both diagnostic and therapeutic
- Varicose veins surgery
- Hernia surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Skin lesions
Procedures / Treatments
Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include lumps, tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues.… More
Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus.… More
Liver and Biliary System Disorders
The most common disorder of the liver and biliary system is pain caused by gallstones.… More
A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall muscle is weakened or torn, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside.… More
Vascular (blood vessel) disorders treated by general surgery include varicose veins, blockages and narrowings in the arteries or abnormal swellings of the arteries (aneurysm).… More
Gastroscopy allows examination of the upper part of your digestive tract i.e.… More
Colonoscopy is the examination of your colon (large bowel) using a colonoscope (long, flexible tube with a camera on the end).… More
This is a condition which generally affects teenagers and young adults, but may occur at any age.… More
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This page was last updated at 1:26PM on May 28, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Luigi Sussman - General and Laparoscopic Surgeon.