Dr. Robert GandyUpper Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Introducing Rob Gandy
I am a specialist General, Upper GI, bariatric (weight loss) and HPB (Liver, pancreas, and gallbladder) surgeon. I also specialise in all types of hernia surgery. Over 90% of the surgery I perform is minimally invasive (laparoscopic).
I aim to provide you with professional personalised care throughout the duration of your illness and into the future.
Dr. Gandy's Service Focus
I provide emergency and elective surgical services at the Prince of Wales Private and Public Hospitals in Randwick, New South Wales. I offer
- Laparoscopic (keyhole) Gallbladder surgery
- Laparoscopic (keyhole) Hernia surgery
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric bypass
- Laparoscopic Hiatus hernia and anti- reflux surgery
- Complex Liver, pancreatic, adrenal and stomach surgery
- Diagnostic & therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy
I also can provide a wide range of minor surgical day-case procedures on request.
I received my undergraduate medical degree at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, in 2002. I completed my Masters in Upper GI Surgery at the University of Sydney in 2010.
Post graduate Training
Certificate of completion of basic surgical training, at the Yorkshire School of Surgery, and Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2006.
Fellowship of the Royal Australasian college of surgeons (FRACS) in 2015 after completing a further 9 years surgical training in Australia.
Specialist post fellowship training was undertaken with the Australian and New Zealand Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary association at the Liverpool, Bankstown and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals.
Clinical lecturer at the University of New South Wales.
List of Professional Memberships
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Royal College of Surgeons (England)
- General surgeons Australia (GSA)
- Australian and New Zealand hepato-pancreato-Biliary Association (ANZ HPBA)
- Australian and New Zealand gastro-oesophageal surgical association (ANZGOSA)
- International association of Hepato-pancreato-Biliary surgeons (IHPBA)
- Australian Medical association (AMA)
- Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG)
Current Hospital Appointments
Eastern Suburbs Surgical Specialists (Main)
Suite 1A, Level 7
Prince of Wales Private Hospital,
Randwick NSW, 2031
BodyFree Clinic (weight loss surgery only)
Royal Prince Alfred Medical Centre
100 Carillion Way
Newtown, NSW, 2042
(02) 9565- 5505
Level 2, Campus centre
Prince of Wales Public hospital
Prince of Wales Public Hospital
New south Wales, 2031
Orange Base Hospital (Visiting surgeon)
1530 Forest Way
Prince of Wales Private Hospital
New south Wales, 2031
I was born in Manchester, United Kingdom. I stayed in the north of England for my medical and basic surgical training in Leeds and across Yorkshire. I moved to Australia in 2006, with my wife and very quickly a 2-year sabbatical became a permanent move.
Since I started studying medicine I always wanted to pursue a career in surgery. This was cemented as a junior surgical trainee when I was first exposed to liver and pancreas surgery. Since then I have focused on diseases of the upper abdomen and minimally invasive surgery. I love the variety and complexity of my job. Its very rare to have a working life that lets you meet and reassure lots of people, work with your hands and have the fulfilment of making people feel better. I feel very privileged to live and practice surgery in Australia
Away from medicine I enjoy spending time at home and at the beach with my family. Promising rugby and cricket achievements as a young man have made way for a very average game of golf. I have 2 daughters who keep me busy and I live close to work.
Research & Publications
Comparative Validation of Abdominal CT Models that Predict Need for Surgery in Adhesion-Related Small-Bowel Obstruction. PF Yang, DP Rabinowitz, SW Wong, M Kahn, RC Gandy. World J Surg (2016)
Should the non-operative management of appendicitis be the new standard of care? RC Gandy and F Wang. ANZ J Surg, 2016; 86 (4) 228-231.
Safety of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in a Low-Volume Setting: Review of Early and Late Outcomes. RC Gandy and CR Berney Gastroenterology R & P, vol. 2014
Outcomes of appendicectomy in an acute care surgery model. RC. Gandy, P Truskett, S. Wong, S. Smith, M. Bennett, A. Parasyn. Med J Aust, 2010
Aberrant cholecystohepatic ducts. R. Gandy, W. Hargreaves and D. Fenton-Lee. ANZ J Surg 2010
Centralising care for patients with pancreatic cancer: a hybrid model approach, Med J Aust. 2016;
Refining approaches of care for patients with pancreatic cancer; Findings of the Australasian pancreatic cancer workshop. RC Gandy, A Barbour, M Nikfarjam, J Samra, KS Haghighi, J Kench, D Goldstein. Med J Aust. 2016
Discovery of diagnostic biomarkers for pancreatic cancer in immunodepleted serum by SELDI-TOF MS. A Xue, RC Gandy, L Chung, RC Baxter, RC Smith. Pancreatology March 2012:
Discovery of serum biomarkers for pancreatic adenocarcinoma using proteomic analysis. A Xue, C J Scarlett, L Chung, G Butturini, A Scarpa, RC Gandy, S R Wilson, R C Baxter and R C Smith. Br J of Cancer July 2010
Management of low rectal cancer with synchronous liver metastasis. RC Gandy and C Sandroussi ‘Case based lessons in the management of complex Hepato-Pancreato-biliary Surgery’ 2016
Short and long term outcomes of older patients undergoing hepatectomy for colorectal liver metastases. RC Gandy, T Stavrakis, KS Haghighi. ANZ J Surg
Hepatic resection for non-colorectal, non-endocrine liver metastases. RC Gandy, P Bergamin, KS Haghighi. ANZ J Surg
Suite 1A, Level 7
Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Barker Street
Randwick, NSW 2031
+61 (02) 8599-4360