Hepatobiliary surgical outpatient service in CALHN

The Hepatobiliary surgical unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital 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

Appointment location

Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)

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


Royal Adelaide Hospital

Dr Paul Dolan – Head of Unit

Dr Mark Brooke-Smith
Dr John Chen
Dr Eu Ling Neo

Dr CP Tan


Clinics operate on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. 

All above specialists consult in general hepatobiliary surgical patients.

GP information

Refer your patient

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 on (08) 7074 0000.

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:  

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.

Related resources

Patient information

How to access that clinic

Referral from your GP

You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you within clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.

Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.

Useful links for further information

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