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Dr Penelope De Lacavalerie


Dr Penelope De Lacavalerie

General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery

Dr De Lacavalerie is a Colorectal and General Surgeon. She has a particular interest in advanced surgical techniques such as robotic, laparoscopic and transanal for conditions of the bowel including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis and diverticular disease. She also manages other benign anorectal and pelvic floor conditions such as rectal prolapse, anal fissure/fistula, haemorrhoids and functional conditions such as obstructive defecation and faecal incontinence. Her clinical practice includes general and acute surgical conditions such as hernia operations, gallstones and endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy and colonoscopies).

After receiving her Medical qualifications, she started her surgical training in London, completing the Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Penelope then relocated to Australia and undertook her general surgical training in Sydney. Subsequently, achieved the Fellowship in General Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Following this, she pursued a Surgeon Scientist career undertaking further studies for a higher degree at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is currently writing her Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) dissertation. After finishing her PhD studies, she underwent post- Fellowship training with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ), receiving further 2 years of training in advanced colorectal skills in Sydney including Robotic surgery.

Dr De Lacavalerie is passionate about providing exceptional care for all her patients and in particular for women with endometriosis and functional problems of the pelvic floor. She performs transrectal ultrasounds and anal manometry in the management of anorectal and pelvic floor conditions, including obstetric anal sphincter injuries. She is the Director and cofounder of Sydney OASI Specialists, the first of its kind MDT Private clinic. She is fully certified in gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

Penelope has always been involved in teaching and research. She is a Clinical Lecturer at UNSW-Sydney and at Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney. Her past research in prediction of response to chemoradiotherapy in rectal cancer led to the prestigious NHMRC Clinical postgraduate Scholarship.


  • Colorectal / General Surgery
  • Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Bowel Endometriosis
  • Anorectal Conditions
  • HPV – Anal Dysplasia Diagnoses and Treatment
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Endoanal Ultrasound and Manometry


Languages: English & Spanish

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