Mr Tom Elliott

General Surgeon. MB ChB 1984 Otago; FRACS 1990
Mr Tom Elliott

Professional Profile

I specialize in surgery and endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract. This includes colonoscopy and gastroscopy. I have a major career interest in laparoscopic surgery and perform laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, laparoscopic anti reflux surgery (Nissen fundoplication), and laparoscopic hernia repair and laparoscopic bowel surgery.

My interests and practice strengths allow me to provide a fully integrated care package for patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as gallstones, colonic and rectal cancer, ano-rectal diseases and diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract including reflux oesophagitis and malignant disease of the oesophagus and stomach. I provide a screening and surveillance programme for patients with a family history of colon and rectal cancer. Regular colonoscopies are scheduled using a computer database.

Other general surgical problems such as skin and subcutaneous tissue malignancy are also part of my practice profile.

I do not provide surgical management of breast, thyroid or vascular problems.


MB ChB 1984 Otago; FRACS 1990

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Post Fellowship Training

Specialist Training

  • Wellington Hospital 1985
  • Northern Training Scheme in General Surgery (Auckland Hospital, Middlemore Hospital, North Shore Hospital) 1986- 1991
  • Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, U.K. 1992 – 1993 Fellow in Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Consulant Surgeon Austin Hospital, Melbourne Australia 1994 – 1995 Apointment within the Hepato-Biliary Unit
  • Consultant Surgeon Southern District Health Board 1996 - Current

Positions and Memberships

  • Consultant Surgeon Southern District Health Board 1996 - Current
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Otago
  • Member of the International Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Association
  • New Zealand representative on Board of Australian and New Zealand Gastro-oesophageal Surgery Association

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