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Dr Stephen White is a leading colorectal surgeon, specialising in all forms of pelvic floor pathology ranging from faecal incontinence, to prolapse and obstructed defecation, and has also managed over two thousand patients suffering from bowel cancer.
Dr White is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at Bond University Medical School, and is Visiting Medical Officer in the Tweed Byron Health Network as a consultant colorectal surgeon to the Tweed Hospital.
He is a graduate of the University of Queensland and he later trained at the Royal Brisbane Hospital as well as working overseas as a senior registrar in England, Scotland and France.
Since 1991 he has been a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgery, a Member of the Gastrointestinal Society of Australia (since 2002) and a Member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (since 2004).
Dr White is one of only three surgeons in Australia to have carried out more than one hundred sacral nerve stimulation procedures, a new and innovative treatment for faecal incontinence. He has pioneered the use of BOTOX® in the treatment of anal fissure, having carried out over two hundred of these procedures, and he also oversaw the introduction of laparoscopic colorectal resection, using keyhole surgery techniques.
He is an active clinical researcher and has been published in many peer-reviewed journals.