Referrals and Advice


General Surgeons Australia (GSA) is a professional not-for-profit organisation, and cannot provide medical advice, a second opinion, or referrals to specific General Surgeons.

General Surgical Advice

Your General Surgeon is committed to providing you with the best treatment for your condition. In the first instance you may need to see your family doctor to be referred to a surgeon.

Once you see your surgeon they will be able to provide you with further information about your diagnosis, treatment alternatives, and the course of care, especially expectations for surgical outcomes. Ask questions, discuss the risks of the course of treatment (including complications), and seek further clarification when you are unsure. It is important that you share all relevant information with your surgeon.

Finding a General Surgeon

Your family doctor will be in a position to refer you to a General Surgeon in your area.

To search for a General Surgeon in your area, please visit the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons website.

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development program and have opted to be on the list.