Dr Shanthan Ganesh (Colorectal Surgeon)

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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.

Hospital Affiliations
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Ashford Hospital
Calvary North Adelaide Hospital
Affiliated Clinics
McIntyre Medical Centre - SA
Colorectal Surgery@142
Colorectal Surgery@480

Practice Locations


McIntyre Medical Centre
33 McIntyre Road
Para Hills West SA 5096 
08 7444 5051
08 8312 3167
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