Andrew Still

Dr Andrew Still

Colorectal & General Surgeon

Dr Andrew Still is a VMO in General & Colorectal surgery at Wollongong and Shellharbour Hospitals, and also operates regularly at Wollongong Private Hospital, Wollongong day surgery.

His interests include bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, hernia repair, endoscopy/colonoscopy and laparoscopic surgery.

Soni Putnis

Dr Soni Putnis

Colorectal & General Surgeon

Dr Soni Putnis is a Colorectal and General Surgeon at Wollongong and Shellharbour Public Hospitals, Wollongong Private Hospital and Shellharbour Private Hospital.

An advanced laparoscopic surgeon with interests including bowel cancer, endoscopy/colonoscopy, anorectal disorders, rectal prolapse, incontinence, gallstone disease, open and laparoscopic hernia repair.


Dr Bruce Ashford

Head & Neck Surgeon

Dr Bruce Ashford is a Head and Neck Surgeon at Wollongong Public Hospital and Wollongong Private Hospital.

His main areas of interest are in head and neck cancer, thyroid and parathyroid disease and microvascular reconstruction. His research interests are cancer genomics and craniomaxillofacial reconstruction.


Dr Tanya Selak

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Tanya Selak is a Specialist Anaesthetist at Wollongong and Shellharbour Public Hospitals, Wollongong Private Hospital and Wollongong Day Surgery.

Councillor for Australian and New Zealand
College of Anaesthetists, Associate Editor
Anaesthesia Journal, former Head of Department. Her clinical interests include anaesthesia for head and neck cancer, plastic surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology.


Dr James Wykes

Head and Neck Surgeon

Dr James Wykes is a Head and Neck Surgeon at Wollongong, Wollongong Private, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Bankstown Hospitals.

His areas of specialisation include the management of Mucosal and Cutaneous malignancy of the Head and Neck including microvascular free flap reconstruction, Thyroid and Parathyroid disease and Salivary
gland disease.

Peter Haertsch

A. Prof Peter Haertsch AM

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Associate Professor Peter Haertsch is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and was the Founding Head of the Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery Unit at Concord Hospital.

He also specialises in Gender Re-Affirmation Surgery. Associate Professor Haertsch works at Wollongong & Shellharbour Private Hospitals, Wollongong Day Surgery and both Wollongong and Shellharbour Public Hospitals.

Takako Eva Yabe

Dr Takao Eva Yabe

Head & Neck Surgeon

Dr Takako Eva Yabe is a consultant head and neck Surgeon at Wollongong Public and Private Hospitals.

Her main areas of interest include thyroid, parathyroid, salivary gland and advanced craniofacial and skin cancer surgery, as well as microvascular reconstruction.

Dylan Wanaguru

Dr Dylan Wanaguru

Paediatric Surgeon

Dr Dylan Wanaguru is a paediatric surgeon at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and a Visiting Medical Officer at Campbelltown Hospital.

His main areas of interest are surgical oncology and thoracic surgery, with particular interest in paediatric solid tumours and thoracic conditions, including congenital lung lesions and oesophageal atresia. He is one of the few paediatric surgeons in Australia performing keyhole surgery for repair of oesophageal atresia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and inguinal hernias