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General  Specialist

Dr Harish Kumar


A General, Laparoscopic, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, Dr Harish Kumar works at Cairns Private Hospital in addition to his private consulting rooms at Cairns Private Specialist Clinic. For 10 years, Dr Harish Kumar led a large Bariatric Unit in the UK and served as a Consultant Specialist Surgeon for 12 years in the UK and Queensland prior to moving to Cairns. He was head of the surgical department for three years at Toowoomba Hospital.

Among his many specialisations, Dr Kumar’s fields of expertise include general surgery and endocrine surgery. His special interest is keyhole surgery for gallstone disease involving Bile Duct stones. He performs laparoscopic and open surgeries to treat Stomach, Large Bowel and Oesophageal cancers. With a list of awards that includes MBBS, FRCS [ED], MD, MS, FRCS, MBA, FRACS, Dr Kumar is also an active member of many international academic associations including IFSO [International Federation for surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders], SAGES, OSSANZ and ANZGOSA.