Mr Shanthan Ganesh



Colorectal Surgery

142 Ward Street, North Adelaide, SA 5006

480 Specialist Centre

480 North East Road, Windsor Gardens, SA 5087

McIntyre Medical Centre

33 McIntyre Road, Para Hills West, SA 5096


Calvary North Adelaide

Ashford Hospital

Windsor Gardens Day Surgery – scopes only

Calvary Adelaide Hospital


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Country – consults and operates:

Kapunda Hospital

Specialises in:

SCOPES – Endoscopy, Colonoscopy

PERIANAL SURGERY – Haemorrhoid surgery, Surgery for perianal fistulae, Surgery for anal fissure, Excision of skin tags, Drainage of perianal abscess

GENERAL SURGERY – Excision of skin lesions( not on the face or hands), Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic hernia surgery, Open hernia surgery, Large incisional hernia repair, Laparoscopic appendicectomy, Pilonidal surgery, Ingrown toe nail surgery

COLORECTAL SURGERY – Surgery (colectomy) for bowel cancer, Surgery (colectomy) for diverticular disease

Shanthan graduated from medicine at the University of New South Wales in 2001. He completed his General Surgery
training in Sydney, obtaining his FRACS in General surgery in 2009. Shanthan also has a Master of Minimally Invasive Surgery (University of Adelaide) and a Master of Surgery (University of Sydney). He was selected for the Colorectal Speciality training program with Fellowships undertaken at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide and the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, under the auspices of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand

He is also Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. He is actively involved in teaching of medical students at the University of Adelaide. He is currently a surgical tutor for both 3rd and 4th year medical students at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Shanthan is an early adaptor of the taTME( trans anal Total Mesorectal Excision) which is a new minimally invasive technique to remove advanced low rectal cancers. This allows patients to avoid a permanent colostomy. He a is a member of the faculty in Australia and New Zealand which runs workshops for other colorectal surgeons to learn this technique. He has proctored other colorectal surgeons both in South Australia and New South Wales.

Shanthan is accredited for colonoscopy through Gastroenterological Society of Australia. He also performs trans-anal endoscopic resection of large polyps and early rectal cancers.

He is married with one child. He enjoys playing cricket, regular exercise and travelling with his family.