Mr Prashant Sharma



MB BS 2003 UTAS; FRACS (GS) 2013


Prashant Sharma is a Consultant Colorectal amd General Surgeon and Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Otago.

He obtained his Fellowship in General Surgery in 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  Follwing this he undertook subspeciality training in Colorectal Surgery though the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ).  He did his fellowship at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, and at Western Hospital in Melbourne.

Prashant is a specialist Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Abdominal surgery and has a special interest in Trans-Anal Mimimally Invasive procedures (TAMIS).  This includes an interest in performing Rectal Resection Transanally (TaTME - Trans-anal TME). 

He also has an interest in Laparoscopic Hernia surgery, Anorectal conditions including Fistula, Abscesses, Haemorrhoids).  He is currently engaged in a Masters Programme with research in Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis.


Laparoscopic Keyhole Abdominal Surgery

  • Colorectal Surgery
    • Cancer
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Diverticular Disease
  • Hernia
    • Inguinal
    • Abdominal
  • Gallbladder

Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • TAMIS (Trans-Anal Minimally Invasive Surgery)
  • TaTME (Trans-Anal Total Mesorectal Excision)
  • Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation

Anal Conditions

  • Haemorrhoids, Fistula, Fissure


  • Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy

Other General Surgical Conditions

  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders and Prolapse

Title or Designation

General Surgeon

Post-fellowship Training

  • Pre Fellowship Training Christchurch Hospital
  • Post Fellowship Training
  • Christchurch Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
  • Western General Hospital, Melbourne, Australia


  • Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Christchurch Hospital
  • Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Southern Cross Hospital
  • Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, St George’s Hospital
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Otago Medical School
  • Fellow Royal Australasian College Of Surgeons
  • New Zealand Medical Association
  • Member Royal Australasian College of Surgeons section of Colon and Rectal surgery
  • Member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand

Full NZ Registration Date

11 January 2006

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Prashant Sharma is available at the following services:

Private Services

Christchurch Colorectal

This service is available at the following location:

Specialist Centre @ 21, 21 Caledonian Road, St Albans, Christchurch

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Hospital Christchurch - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Christchurch