Colorectal & General Surgeon

Dr Penelope De Lacavalerie MBBS FRACS
Dr Penelope De Lacavalerie is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon in Sydney at The Sydney Adventist and Prince of Wales Private Hospitals. She is the founder of My Sydney Surgeon, Sydney Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASI) Specialists, and a member of the Australian Multidisciplinary Working Group for Anal Cancer Prevention in Australia.

She is passionate about providing comprehensive, evidence-based, and innovative care for all her patients.

Her areas of expertise include all aspects of colorectal surgery including robotic and laparoscopic surgery as well as being a Certified Endoscopist and Colonoscopist by the Conjoint Committee of Australia.

Dr De Lacavalerie completed her basic surgical training in London and Essex, England. She then migrated to Australia where she completed her general surgery fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Following this, she undertook four years of research on biomarkers of response to chemoradiation in rectal cancer, for which she received various grants and scholarships including the prestigious NHMRC Clinical Postgraduate Scholarship for her PhD studies at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research. She has published multiple papers and is a Cochrane collaboration author.

After her research years she continued onto a further two years training in advanced colorectal surgery in Sydney, including a twelve-month robotic colorectal fellowship accredited by the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ).

Currently her main research interest is in the diagnoses, screening and treatment of HPV related anal dysplasia and anal cancer in high-risk populations and finding innovative ways to bring awareness about the screening, diagnoses and treatment of bowel and anal cancer.

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