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Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery Unit


The HPB Surgery Unit provides specialist expertise in hepatic, pancreatic and biliary surgery to the South Australian community and is one of the four surgical units at the Royal Adelaide Hospital providing General Surgical services along with its sub-specialty services. These services include care of emergency general surgical patients, particularly the victims of trauma. This is coordinated via the General Acute Surgical Unit which is supported by all the sub-specialised surgical units.

HPB Surgery Unit Medical Staff:

RAH - all contactable via the switchboard on +61 8 82224000:

Consultant Surgeons:

Dr Chris Worthley (Head of Unit)
Receptionist +61 8 8222 5680

Dr Paul Dolan

Dr John Chen

Dr Mark Brooke-Smith

Dr Chuan Ping Tan

Dr Eu Ling Neo

HPB Surgery Fellow

HPB Surgery Junior Registrar

HPB Surgery RMO

HPB Surgery Interns x 2


The HPB Surgery Unit is primarily located in Ward R6 which is on Level 6 in the North Wing.
Clinical Services

Clinical Services:

Inpatient Care:

Acute general surgical patients are admitted through the Emergency Department in rotation with the other General Surgical units. Such patients can be admitted directly at any time by contact with any of the consultants or the unit registrars.

Elective patients with hepatic, pancreatic or biliary- related problems requiring hospital treatment can be admitted at any time as dictated by their surgical needs. Admission can be facilitated by contacting either of the on-site registrars, or one of the consultants directly.

Outpatient Clinics:

HPB Surgery offers an outpatient service within its defined area of specialisation. 
It also provides a General Surgical service in conjunction with the other sub-specialised General Surgical units. 
Clinics are conducted on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings, depending on the consultant in charge of care. 
The clinics are located in Level 7 of the Outpatient Building. 
Outpatient appointments can be made by letter, by telephoning (08) 8222 5589 or Fax (08) 8222 5883. 


Diagnostic and therapeutic E.R.C.P. is available through the Gastrointestinal Investigation Unit in Ward Q7.
Appointments are made by completion of the appropriate referral form and phoning +61 82225180
or faxing to +61 8 82224759.

PDF Download Endoscopy Booking Request Form

A patient information sheet on ERCP is also available.

PDF Download Patient information sheet on ERCP

Liver Transplantation

Drs John Chen, Paul Dolan, Mark Brooke-Smith and Eu Ling Neo are all surgeons attached to the South Australian Liver Transplantation Unit. They are available to advise on transplantation matters.


The HPB Surgery Unit is an ANZHPBA accredited unit for post-Fellowship training in HPB Surgery. (For details regarding applying for an HPB Surgery Training position, please consult the ANZHPB website.)
The Unit is also accredited by the RACS for pre-Fellowship training in General Surgery. (These positions are advertised in July/August and appointments are offered for the following year.)

For more information about the Royal Adelaide Hospital HPB Surgery unit, please contact:

Dr Chris Worthley (Head of HPB Surgery Unit):
Surgical and Specialties Services Office,
Level 5, North Wing
Royal Adelaide Hospital
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: +61 8 8222 5680