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Dr Edward Cooper


  • Colorectal Surgery

Dr Edward Cooper is a colorectal and general surgeon with a focus on minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgery. His areas of expertise include colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, as well as diagnostic and interventional colonoscopy.

Edward obtained his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery with first class honours from the University of Sydney in 2012. He subsequently completed his general surgical training and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Recognising the complexity and importance of colorectal surgery, Edward pursued further specialisation in this field. He was accepted onto the highly competitive training program with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ). This is the only recognised colorectal training program in Australia and allowed Edward to complete two years of sub-speciality colorectal training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, WA and St George Hospital in Sydney, NSW.

Upon obtaining full membership with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand, and with a desire to further his colorectal skills, Edward then completed a fellowship at the prestigious Oxford University Hospitals in the United Kingdom. His time here focused primarily on robotic surgery for colorectal cancer as well as inflammatory bowel disease. This intensive training has provided Edward with the expertise needed to handle a wide range of complex colorectal and general surgical conditions.

Throughout his career, Edward has contributed significantly to the advancement of colorectal surgery. He has published numerous journal articles, presented at national and international conferences, and actively participated in research endeavours aimed at improving surgical techniques and patient outcomes. Edward is also continually involved in training the doctors and surgeons of the future. He has held formal teaching positions at the University of Oxford, University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales.

Outside of the operating room, Edward values the time spent with this wife and two young daughters. He is an avid sports fan and in his spare time he enjoys running, rugby.

Edward’s key areas of expertise include:

  • Robotic, laparoscopic, transanal (TAMIS) and open surgery
  • Colorectal cancer and screening
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN)
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Advanced gastroscopy and colonoscopy
  • Diverticular disease
  • Anorectal conditions such as haemorrhoids, fistulae, fissures and abscesses
  • Abdominal and groin hernias
  • Appendiceal and small bowel conditions
  • Pilonidal disease

Hurstville Private Hospital
Suite 3, Level 2
37 Gloucester Road
Hurstville, NSW, 2220

T: 02 8566 1000