General Surgeons

North Lakes Private Hospital Specialists


General Surgeons

Dr Kolitha Goonetilleke


Speciality: General and Colorectal Surgeon
Phone: (07) 3833 6701

Dr Kolitha Goonetilleke has joined our Open Access team at North Lakes Day Hospital. Kolitha also works as a VMO at Redcliffe Hospital as a General and Colorectal Surgeon.

Dr Goonetilleke graduated from medical school in 2000 before completing general and colorectal surgical training in the United Kingdom. He subsequently completed his FRCS (Gen Surg) in 2013. Dr Goonetilleke relocated to Australia in 2015 where he obtained FRACS.

Dr Goonetilleke has diverse research interests; including varied aspects of cancer of the GI tract. In 2009 he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine for his research from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Dr Goonetilleke has been widely published. He has presented at national and international conferences and has been the recipient of a research grant.

Dr Goonetilleke is a member of GESA and offers a broad range of surgery for patients; with a commitment to personalised high quality surgical care. He is also a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain.

Special interests:
• Minimally invasive surgery
• Gastrointestinal endoscopy
• Haemorrhoid treatment
• Bowel, colorectal, gall bladder and hernia surgery
• Skin cancer and melanoma treatment

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Dr Roderick Borrowdale


Speciality: General Surgeon
Phone: (07) 3910 5150

Dr Rod Borrowdale is a Brisbane educated surgeon who has been providing specialist surgical services, including gastrointestinal endoscopies, on the Redcliffe Peninsula for over 25 years. Dr Borrowdale completed his medical qualifications, MBBS (Hons) at the University of Queensland in 1984. In 1992 he completed his advanced surgical training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and other affiliated South East Queensland hospitals.

After being admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), Dr Borrowdale travelled to the United Kingdom and in 1993 underwent two years of Post-Fellowship training at the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke. During his time, he worked with world-renowned Colorectal Surgeon Bill Heald, and esteemed Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgeon Myrddin Rees.

After returning to the Greater Brisbane area in 1995, he was appointed Director of Surgery at Redcliffe Hospital. For many years Dr Borrowdale taught RACS courses such as Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) and Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST). He continues to work as a Senior Instructor for CCrISP courses.

Dr Borrowdale operates at Peninsula Private Hospital, North Lakes Day Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital. He consults at North Lakes Specialist Centre and Peninsula Specialist Centre, Kippa-Ring. Dr Borrowdale also enjoys his role as an educator; he is regularly involved in educating trainee surgeons, junior medical staff, and medical students from the University of Queensland

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Dr Hugh McGregor

BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hon), PhD, FRACS

Speciality: General Surgeon
Phone: (07) 3910 5150

Dr McGregor completed his Medical Degree with first class honours from the University of Queensland. Following this he completed and was awarded a PhD from Monash University. He completed his advanced surgical training at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and at various hospitals around the state. As well as many broad general surgery terms, he completed subspecialty training terms in paediatric, vascular, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, bariatric, breast, endocrine and colorectal surgery. He also trained in colonoscopy and upper endoscopy and is certified in both by the Gastrointestinal Society of Australia.

Dr McGregor is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in General Surgery. He is a member of the Breast Section of the RACS, General Surgeons Australia and sits on the Qld Regional Board of General Surgery. He is the Director of Surgical Training at Redcliffe Hospital and is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at The University of Queensland. He is a busy dad with 4 young children.

He thoroughly enjoys the challenges and variety of being a General Surgeon. He has a particular interest in advanced laparascopic surgery, including hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery & bowel resection. His other main focus and interest is caring for ladies with breast cancer.

Special interests:
• Laparoscopic hernia surgery
• Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
• Breast Cancer surgery
• Anal canal problems
• Vasectomy
• Colonoscopy/ Endoscopy
• Melanoma & Skin Cancer

Dr Hugh McGregor, General Surgeons