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About

Click the link below to view information about Brisbane Specialist Surgery and Prof Andrew Barbour.

Post Operative Care

For information about post operative care for your procedure after discharge, please click the link below.

Contact Details

Please visit our Brisbane Specialist Surgery contact page to make an appointment.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 is a growing global health crisis and pandemic. Social distancing remains a key component of our current healthcare strategy and we are responding to each recommendation from Government and the Hospitals. As per the surgical restrictions put in place by the Australian Government, surgery has been limited to Category 1 (determined as needing treatment within 30 days, has the potential to deteriorate quickly to the point where that patient’s situation may become an emergency) and some urgent Category 2 cases dependant on the approval from the providing hospital. This includes patients with cancer. We are still performing these cases at the Greenslopes Private Hospital and Mater Private Hospital. At this stage we are still taking patient referrals, however we have implemented extra measures to ensure the health of our patients and staff:

  • We are currently performing phone consultation appointments for the majority of our patients (this includes new patient appointments, unless there is a clinical need for the patient to be seen in the office) this is to reduce the amount of patient traffic we have coming into the office.
  • If you do need to come into the office, we have hand sanitiser available and request that you sanitize your hands upon arrival and on leaving the practice.
  • If you have an appointment scheduled in our office and have any viral symptoms for example fever, cough or runny nose please contact our office on 3847 7133 to reschedule or discuss the option of a telephone consultation.
  • As per the Australian Government, anyone who has returned from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days on arriving back into Australia. We are receiving updated advice daily from Greenslopes and Mater Private Hospitals and the Australian Government regarding the risk of COVID-19. In light of the COVID-19 threat, extra screening has been put in place and will be carried out by hospital pre-admission staff. There are also extra measures put in place for visitors to the hospital, and screening at the front doors for all persons that are entering the hospital.

Welcome to Brisbane Specialist Surgery

With more than 15 years of experience Professor Andrew Barbour, who led Brisbane Specialist Surgery, special interests lie in oesophageal, gastric and pancreatic diseases, adrenal disease, melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma, and laparoscopic surgery.

To view the procedures and conditions that our clinic specialises in and our post operative information for discharged patients, please use the main menu above.

In order to make an appointment, please call 07 3847 7133 or visit our contact page for additional contact methods.

Personalised Care

We believe in personalised, precision health care aimed at delivering the right treatment at the right time. Each person is an individual. Therefore, we seek to tailor consultations, investigations and treatment for each clinical situation.

New Technology

New developments in health care from investigations to treatment are constant. The management of melanoma, oesophageal, gastric and pancreatic cancer and sarcoma are all rapidly evolving.

Our Services

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Procedures

We offer surgical management of cancer, including oesophageal and gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, melanoma (and other aggressive skin cancers), soft tissue tumours (“sarcoma”), neuroendocrine tumours, reflux, hernias, weight loss, adrenal tumours and gallbladder.

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Before your Appointment

We want to make sure we are prepared for your visit and therefore, before we can schedule an appointment, we will need you to provide us with the following:

  • Referral and Medical records
  • Radiology images (CT/CAT, MRI, PET scan, or nuclear medicine scan) on a CD (when they are not available online) and reports
  • Lab test results, if available

Why Choose Brisbane Specialist Surgery

We believe in personalised, precision health care aimed at delivering the right treatment at the right time. Each person is an individual.

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Multidisciplinary Approach

Complex conditions requiring surgery may also require treatment from other medical disciplines. We are actively engaged in multidisciplinary management of complex conditions such as cancer. Prof Barbour is a member of the Princess Alexandra Hospital Upper Gastrointestinal and Soft Tissue Unit as well as the Queensland Melanoma Project and Queensland Melanoma Collaborative Group.

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Minimally Invasive / Robotic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery may improve post-operative pain, reduce complications and length of stay, and improve quality of life in some clinical situations. The role of minimally invasive surgery will be discussed at your appointment.

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Early Recovery Programs

Early recovery after surgery (or “ERAS”) protocols have been shown to improve post-operative outcomes following major surgery. Early mobilisation after surgery is a key element of your recovery.

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Research into Genomics

Recent technological developments in the study of DNA, or “genomics”, has transformed medical research. It has allowed us a far deeper understanding of cancer. Our lab research uses genomics to study oesophageal and pancreatic cancer and melanoma. Our aims are to identify new treatment opportunities and biomarkers for better outcomes in cancer.

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Clinical Trials and Patient Quality of Life

We are focussed on improving quality of life after surgery and this is an area of ongoing research for us. In addition, we participate in clinical trials for melanoma, oesophageal, gastric and pancreatic cancer. Prof Barbour has been a member of the working group that produced the NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Cutaneous Melanoma in 2007 and for the recent Cancer Council Guidelines for melanoma management (www.cancer.org.au).

Our Services

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Oesophageal Cancer

There are two types of oesophageal (or gullet) cancer. Adenocarcinoma is increasing in incidence in Australia and affects more men than women. The management of oesophageal cancer may involve endoscopy, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

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Cutaneous Melanoma

Cutaneous malignant melanoma is a malignant tumour of the skin. It is strongly associated with sun exposure. While representing a serious diagnosis, patients with early stage disease have a very good chance of cure.

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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer has one of the most serious outcomes of all cancers. It is the 5th commonest cause of cancer death in Australia, similar to other countries despite its relative rarity.

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Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

Gastric cancer, or cancer of the stomach, is one of the most common cancers globally. The incidence in Australia is low compared with other cancer types such as colon cancer and the diagnosis is often made at a later stage. Treatment may involve endoscopy, surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

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Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity is one of the greatest challenges facing society at this time. It is now the most common health problem in our community.

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Robot-Assisted Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery helps enable your surgeon to perform minimally invasive surgery with an advanced set of instruments and a 3D high-definition view of the surgical area. Minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery is widely used in urology and gynaecology procedures, and in several other procedures, too.

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Fundoplication

Fundoplication is a procedure that alleviates chronic heartburn and reflux in people whose condition cannot be controlled by either lifestyle changes or medication.

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Sarcoma

Soft tissue sarcomas are uncommon malignant tumours (“cancerous”) of soft tissue. They represent approximately 1% of adult malignancy and there are multiple types.

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Adrenal Surgery

Adrenal glands can be either malignant (cancer) or benign (non-cancer). These tumours can cause different symptoms depending on their size and if they are producing hormones.

Brisbane Specialist Surgery - Prof Andrew Barbour

Prof Andrew Barbour

General surgeon with substantial experience in upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and oncological surgery.

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To view the procedures and conditions that our clinic specialises in, please use the main menu above.

To view our post operative information for discharged patients, please click here.

In order to make an appointment, please call 07 3847 7133 or fill the form below.












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