MBBS(Adel), MD, FRACS
Professor David Watson graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1984 and undertook training in general surgery before undertaking fellowships in oesophago-gastric surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (Sheffield, England). In 1994 he was appointed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital as Director of the Royal Adelaide Centre for Endoscopic Surgery, and as Consultant Surgeon to the Oesophago-Gastric Surgery Unit.
In 2002 he was appointed Professor and Head of Surgery at Flinders University, and is a Senior Consultant Surgeon on the Oesophago-Gastric Surgery Unit at Flinders Medical Centre. His achievements have been recognised by election as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
Professor Watson has clinical and research interests in the areas of oesophageal and gastric disease, including gastro-oesophageal reflux and cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. He has been active in development of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, and has led many landmark trials pertinent to this area. He also leads a basic science research group which is investigating the development of oesophageal cancer.
Professor Watson has published more than 380 research papers and book chapters, and is on the editorial boards of many leading Australian and international medical journals. He was the founding President of the Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association, and now serves as Secretary General for the Executive Committee of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, and as a council member for the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
He offers oesophageal and gastric surgery, general surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, diagnostic endoscopy, therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound.
ServicesGeneral & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
SCOOP Private – Colorectal Cancer Prevention
BOSS – Oesophageal Cancer Prevention
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