Dr Carey Gall
Dr Carey Gall
Dr Carey Gall
Dr Carey Gall is a specialist Colorectal Surgeon and member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ). He has completed 9 years of post graduate surgical training in Hobart, Adelaide and Melbourne, including 3 years of sub-specialist colorectal training under the auspices of the CSSANZ. During this period he gained experience across a broad range of benign and malignant colorectal conditions.
Dr Gall commenced consultant practice in February 2006 as a partner of Hobart Colorectal Surgeons. Carey lives in Sandy Bay with his wife and son. His interests include food and wine, boating, travel and world affairs.
Laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery
Dr Gall performs 80% of bowel operations laparoscopically. This is a minimal access or keyhole operation where most of the surgery is performed with long instruments and a camera inserted through tiny trocars placed through the abdomen. The bowel is then removed via a short incision (usually 7cm / 3 inches). Until recently, most colorectal operations were performed as open surgery through long abdominal incisions of up to 35cm (14 inches). Patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery have less pain and a quicker recovery time and can generally leave hospital earlier if they wish.
Colonoscopy is one of the most commonly performed procedures to investigate the large bowel (colon). Dr Gall performs more than 500 colonoscopies per year at both Calvary and the Hobart Private Hospitals. Procedures are performed under light anaesthetic and patients are discharged home the same day. Colonoscopy requires a bowel preparation to empty the bowel. Bookings for a colonoscopy can usually be organised by our practice nurse on the telephone. We do require a referral from your doctor to be faxed or sent to the rooms. Click here for more details.
Bowel (colorectal) cancer
Bowel cancer is a common disease affecting 1 in 20 Australians. Dr Gall has considerable experience in treating all aspects of bowel cancer from diagnosis by colonoscopy, through surgical treatment and life long follow-up. Click here for more details.
Diverticular disease and diverticulitis affect many people. Most patients are able to be managed without surgery but an operation may be the best option if attacks are frequent. Dr Gall can guide you through investigation and treatment options. Most surgery, if required, can be performed laparoscopically. Click here for more details.
Inflammatory bowel disease
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are conditions causing inflammation (irritation) of the bowel. The conditions often affect young people. Dr Gall treats many such patients and will liaise closely with your gastroenterologist about any surgical treatment which may be required. Most patients are able to have their operations laparoscopically.
Anal conditions such as haemorrhoids, prolapse, fissures and infections (abscesses and fistulas) can be distressing and disabling. Dr Gall offers complete investigation and a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for these problems. All examinations are performed in a pleasant, private environment with our trained practice nurse.
Bowel control and pelvic floor problems
It is estimated that 1 in 25 Australians have problems with leakage from the bowel. This can be an embarrassing problem and affects patients' ability to work and socialise. Dr Gall has a particular interest in patients with bowel control problems and offers complete investigation and treatment. In the last few years, the minimally invasive procedure of sacral nerve stimulation has revolutionised management, helping more than 80% of such patients. Dr Gall has considerable expertise in this technique and has been successfully performing the procedure since 2007. Click here for more details.
You can find valuable information about conditions and procedures at the website of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand, using this link.
Carey Gall consults three sessions per week at the rooms of Hobart Colorectal Surgeons. We have two dedicated patient car parks.
Marian House (grounds of Calvary Hospital)
49 Augusta Rd
Telephone: 03 6228 2688
Fax: 03 6228 2633