Dr Darren Tonkin (General Surgeon)

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Dr Darren Matthew Tonkin
FRACS 1998
MBBS Adelaide 1998
General Surgeon
Medical Specialties
General Surgery

Darren is an experienced Colorectal Surgeon who has been trained in the full range of open and laparoscopic techniques. He returned from the UK in 2007, having completed the final year of his Colorectal Fellowship at St Marks Hospital in London, to take up a consultant position both in private practice, and on the Colorectal Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Darren graduated from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 1997 and completed his Advanced Surgical Training in 2004, working within many of the major public hospitals in Adelaide. Having started his Colorectal Fellowship at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 2005, Darren completed subspecialty training in 2007. Darren commenced as a Consulting Surgeon at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Colorectal Unit in 2008.

Darren has interests in laparoscopic & open colorectal surgery, pouch surgery for inflammatory bowel disease and polyposis, the surgical management of intestinal failure and enterocutaneous fistula, laparoscopic and open hernia repair, and complex abdominal wall reconstruction techniques. He offers Easy Access services in endoscopy, colonoscopy and infusaport insertion (for suitable patients).

Hospital Affiliations
Calvary North Adelaide Hospital
Ashford Hospital
Affiliated Clinics
Colorectal Surgery@142
Colorectal Surgery@480

Practice Locations


Colorectal Surgery@142
Ardrossan Hospital
142 Ward Street
North Adelaide SA 5006 
08 8267 3355
08 8361 8822
Colorectal Surgery@480
480 North East Road
Windsor Gardens SA 5087 
08 8267 3355
08 8361 8822