Dr Santee Santhanam - Colorectal Surgeon

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Dr Santee Santhanam is a specialist Colorectal & General Surgeon, a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New-Zealand (CSSANZ), and is accredited with the Gastrointestinal Enterological Society of Australia (GESA) for training in gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

Dr Santhanam was a founding member of Sydney Colorectal Society and during his training spent some time at reputable colorectal units at St Marks (UK) and Cleveland (USA) hospitals.

Dr Santhanam is active in teaching for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), being a supervisor for the Royal North Shore Hospital Australia & NZ Surgical Skills Education and Training (ASSET) course for surgical trainees.  Dr Santhanam assists in all areas of colorectal surgery and is training in assisting with robotic surgery using the da Vinci robot at Westmead Private Hospital. This has many benefits for low rectal cancers and rectopexy with this new technology allowing for better 3D vision, and more precise surgical technique.

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  • MBBS (Madras University).
  • FRACS.

Professional Memberships

Specialty Interests

  • Assisting with:
    • Colorectal surgery.
    • Key Hole (Laparoscopic and Robotic) surgery.


  • Westmead Private Hospital.
  • North Shore Specialist Day Hospital. 

Consulting Rooms

  • Shop 1, 38 Pacific Highway, St Leonard’s NSW 2065.
  • Suite 6, Westmead Private Hospital, Cnr Mons & Darcy Rd, Westmead NSW 2145. 


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Dr Santee Santhanam