Meet the new surgeon at Central Highlands Surgeons

BROAD EXPERIENCE: Sujith Krishnamoorthy is an Australian-trained specialist general surgeon, with an emphasis on technical proficiency and holistic care. Photo: Supplied

BROAD EXPERIENCE: Sujith Krishnamoorthy is an Australian-trained specialist general surgeon, with an emphasis on technical proficiency and holistic care. Photo: Supplied

Central Highlands Surgeons is pleased to welcome surgeon Mr Sujith Krishnamoorthy to the practice.

Mr Krishnamoorthy (Suj) is an Australian-trained specialist general surgeon, with an emphasis on technical proficiency and holistic care, and is fully accredited with the Conjoint Committee to perform gastroscopy and colonoscopy procedures.

He holds a teaching position with Deakin University, is a senior lecturer with the University of Tasmania and an instructor with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Suj is one of the first surgeons in Australia to be completely trained in a regional and rural setting, from medical school through to the end of his fellowship.

Suj is currently appointed to the Ballarat Base Hospital as a consultant general surgeon in the acute surgical and general surgery units, as well as St John of God Hospital Ballarat and Ballarat Day Procedure Unit. Suj also visits Colac regularly, where he consults and operates, providing service to public and private patients.

Suj was born in Botswana, grew up in South Africa and moved to Australia in 2000, where his medical studies began.

He graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2008, and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College Surgeons in 2018 through the Victorian South West Regional Hub, which included stints in Geelong, Ballarat, Colac, Warrnambool, Darwin and The Alfred hospital.

Suj is one of the first surgeons in Australia to be completely trained in a regional and rural setting, from medical school through to the end of his fellowship.

These experiences, along with his upbringing, inspired his passion for providing exceptional health care in regional Victoria.

After his fellowship training, Suj completed a fellowship year in colorectal, breast and endocrine surgery at the Launceston General Hospital in Tasmania. He then returned to Ballarat Base Hospital to complete another fellowship year, focusing on emergency general surgery.

He has broad surgical experience with interests in trauma and emergency general surgery, colorectal, hand, breast, hernia and gallbladder surgery, skin cancer and melanoma surgery, and endoscopy procedures.

Outside of surgery, Suj enjoys spending time with his partner Lyndsie and his two labradors, Winston and Gordon. He is a sports enthusiast and enjoys playing cricket, tennis and golf.

Appointments with Suj can be made by contacting Central Highlands Surgeons on 5332 8100.

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