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Dr Vignesh Narasimhan


Dr Vignesh Narasimhan

Colorectal Surgeon

Vignesh is a specialist Colorectal and General Surgeon with Monash Health and Alfred/Sandringham Hospitals.

After completing his General Surgical training at the Alfred hospital, further subspecialty training was undertaken with the highly competitive colorectal training program (CSSANZ) at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Monash Health. Vignesh then went overseas, and completed an Advanced Colorectal Oncology Fellowship at the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Vignesh is an active clinical and translational researcher, with over 50 peer reviewed publications, and multiple book chapters. He completed his PhD at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, focusing on colorectal cancer and peritoneal disease. His PhD thesis won the PeterMac/ University of Melbourne medal, and his research was awarded numerous travel awards, prizes and scholarships, including the Tour De Cure Cancer scholarship and NHMRC Postgraduate scholarship. He has received more than $1.3million in research grants.

His clinical interests include organ preservation (non-operative management) for rectal cancer, young onset colorectal cancer and optimising early recovery after surgery (ERAS) strategies.

Vignesh takes pride in treating all patients with the latest evidence- based care, collaborative decision making and with utmost respect, kindness and empathy.

Areas of special interest:
• Robotic, laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery
• Colon and rectal cancer
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Diverticular disease
• Rectal prolapse, faecal incontinence
• Complex endometriosis
• Perianal conditions (fistulas, fissures, abscess, anal pain)
• Abdominal wall hernia surgery
• Appendix and small bowel
• Gallbladder surgery
• Pilonidal disease
• GESA certified colonoscopy and gastroscopy
• Carpal tunnel surgery
• Ingrown toenails
• Skin lesions and skin cancer

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Holmesglen Private Hospital


490 South Road , Moorabbin 3189