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Hepatobiliary surgery (Liver, gall bladder & bile duct)


The Hepatobiliary surgical unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) offers public services and manages all conditions that relate to the Hepato-pancreatic-biliary system and require surgical care as below:

  • Biliary obstruction
  • Liver, pancreas and biliary tract tumours
  • Gall stone disease
  • Hernia surgery

Appointments at RAH

Outpatient Department, Level 3. Royal Adelaide Hospital Port Road SA 5000

Clinics operate on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
All above specialists consult in general hepatobiliary surgical patients.

GP patient referral process

Fax referral to us

We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.

All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients who are unstable and requiring immediate assessment should be sent directly to the Emergency Department.

To refer your patient, follow the outpatient service information, triage and referral guidelines, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the Registrar/Fellow to discuss the case.

To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.

If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the Registrar/Fellow on call on (08) 7074 0000.

To make a referral at RAH:

  • Fax: (08) 7074 6247
  • Telephone: 1300 153 853

Discharge guidelines and information

Patients whose hepatobiliary surgical condition has stabilised or resolved and for whom no further appointment has been made will be formally discharged. If an assessment is required again, a new referral, explaining the reason should be faxed to us.

As only the GP referral is available to the specialist at the time of triage, simply requesting review without providing information about the problem is insufficient and will lead to significant delays in assessing the referral which will most likely be returned to you for more information.

Health Pathways

Health Pathways South Australia is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.


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