Seaford Day Surgery extends a warm welcome to you and your family.
Our staff and doctors are committed to providing high quality, safe care in a modern, pleasant environment.
Our website is designed to provide you with information about our facilities, services, your admission and stay.
We recognise that admission to hospital and surgery can be a daunting experience and there is a lot to understand. Our friendly staff are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
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About Our Day Surgery
Seaford Day Surgery offers a friendly, caring and comfortable environment for a wide range of surgical procedures that do not require overnight stay in hospital. The concept of day surgery is based upon minimising the disruption to your normal life.
Our Specialist Services Include:
Professor Jamie Craig is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specializing in the care of glaucoma patients. His specialist fields are adult ophthalmology, glaucoma, cataract surgery, medical retina, diabetes, fluorescein angiography and laser treatment. He is a clinician-scientist with a strong track record in clinical and genetic research. As a NHMRC Practitioner-Fellow, he seeks to translate his laboratory-based research into clinical practice.
Specific research interests include the genetic susceptibility to all forms of glaucoma, congenital cataract, and diabetic retinopathy. He has skills in clinical diagnosis and disease management, as well as having made important discoveries on the genetic etiology of glaucoma and other ocular conditions.
He is experienced in patient recruitment, and has pioneered strategies to develop a National Registry of cases with extremely severe vision loss from glaucoma: The Australian and New Zealand Register of Advanced Glaucoma (ANZRAG). This work has led to genome-wide association studies for identification of genes associated with glaucoma susceptibility. A similar approach is now underway for blindness due to diabetic retinopathy: Registry of Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy in Australia (RADAR).
Having completed a D.Phil. in the analysis of complex traits by genome wide linkage approaches, he maintains a detailed understanding of strategies to enhance power by careful case selection, and the utilization of clinical information to refine analyses. Being responsible for direct patient care, he attaches a high priority to applying research outcomes to better models of patient care.
MBBS; BMEDSCI; DPHIL; FRANZCO
Dr Alex Barnes is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and bowel cancer surveillance. His other interests include endoscopy, colonoscopy and irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr Barnes trained at Flinders Medical Centre and the Royal Adelaide Hospital, completing an IBD fellowship at Flinders Medical Centre where he currently practices, and has academic status at Flinders University. He previously trained and worked as a mechatronic engineer. He has completed a Masters of Public Health with the University of Newcastle. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Flinders University examining the significance and aetiology of sleep disorders, fatigue and mental health conditions in people with inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr Barnes consults at Flinders Private Hospital, Tennyson Centre and Seaford Day Surgery, and performs endoscopic procedures at Ashford Hospital, Flinders Private Hospital, Tennyson Centre Day Hospital and Seaford Day Surgery.
MD (Flind), MPH (UON), FRACP, BE(Hons)(Mecht), BMaCompSci
Dr Neena Peter Graduated with Honours from Cambridge University Medical School, UK, had general ophthalmic training centered around The Western Eye Hospital, London and John Radcliffe, Oxford, UK. Dr Peter has had extensive training in Lid, Lacrimal and Orbital surgery and has vast experience in Oculoplastic surgery having undergone sub specialist ocupalstic fellowships/training in Manchester UK, Perth, WA and Auckland, NZ. She is also a Fellow of RANZCO and RCO. She has had 18 peer-reviewed publications, largely in areas of oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery, as well as regular presentations at international Ophthalmology conferences, again, largely in areas of oculoplastic surgery.
- General ophthalmic training centered around Western Eye Hospital, London and John Radcliffe, Oxford, UK
- Extensive training in Lid, Lacrimal and Orbital surgery
- Vast experience in Oculoplastic surgery having undergone sub-specialist oculoplastic fellowships/training in Manchester UK, Perth, WA and Auckland, NZ
- Fellow of RANZCO and RCO
- 18 peer-review publications, largely in areas of oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery
- Regular presentations at international Ophthalmology conferences, largely in areas of oculoplastic surgery
Areas of interest/skills:
- Upper and lower lid surgery including ptosis and blepharoplasty
- Brow surgery
- Lower lid ectropion and entropion repair
- Tear duct surgery
- Removal of eyelid lesions including skin cancers and subsequent lid reconstructive surgery
- Bell’s palsy
- Thyroid eye problems
- Eye removal and socket surgery
- Management of orbital conditions
- Botox for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm
Dr Greenwell is a specialist eye surgeon with expertise in general ophthalmology, cataract, macular degeneration, diabetes, retinal conditions and uveitis. He is committed to providing high quality, patient-focused care.
Graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2008 with a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Dr Greenwell completed his specialist training in South Australia and was granted fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2018. After successfully finishing his first four years of training, he undertook a 15 month subspecialty fellowship in uveitis and medical ophthalmology at Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford, in the United Kingdom.
Outside of routine ophthalmology practice, Dr Greenwell has worked with the Adelaide-based charity Sight For All, with projects focused on training eye doctors and decreasing the burden of eye disease amongst Indigenous Australians and in the developing world. He has published several research papers and is keenly interested in education and teaching of doctors in training and other healthcare professionals.
He consults regularly at “Eyemedics” Morphett Vale and Wayville locations.
Greenhill Road: 8273 1600
Morphett Vale: 8326 6900
Dr Matthew Hong studied medicine at the University of Melbourne and worked throughout regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne in his early career. He completed his specialty urological surgery training in Melbourne and Adelaide and was awarded the fellowship in Urology by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2019. He then travelled to Birmingham, United Kingdom, for a fellowship to gain further subspecialty training in genito-urethral reconstruction. He undertook additional training in urethroplasty and the management of lichen sclerosus/BXO, buried penis, and Peyronie’s disease.
Dr Hong holds a PhD through the University of Melbourne for genomic sequencing work in prostate cancer and was part of an international collaboration examining clonal diversity in metastatic prostate cancer. His research interests include prostate cancer, urological stone disease and urethral stricture disease.
Consulting services are offered by Dr Hong at the Seaford Day Surgery, Tennyson Center and Mt Gambier. He operates at Seaford Day Surgery, Ashford Hospital and Flinders Private Hospital, performing laser stone and prostate surgery, laparoscopic surgery, general urology and genito-urethral reconstruction procedures. His interests include the management of early and advanced prostate cancer, urological cancers, urinary tract stone disease, male lower urinary tract dysfunction, and urethral stricture disease.
Edward is an accredited vascular and endovascular surgeon. Holding appointments at Flinders Medical Centre, Ashford Hospital, Calvary Adelaide Hospital and Seaford Day Surgery.
Edward offers intervention for the full spectrum of vascular disease, including aortic aneurysmal disease, aortic dissections, peripheral vascular disease, diabetic foot disease, carotid artery disease, carotid body tumours, varicose veins, deep venous disease including iliofemoral venous reconstruction, thoracic outlet syndrome and hyperhidrosis. He will commence consulting and operating at Seaford Day Surgery on the 15th of June. The following day procedures will be available for patients:
- Endovenous ablation using VenaSeal or radiofrequency ablation.
- High tie and stripping of saphenous vein and multiple stab avulsions.
- Temporal artery biopsies.
Training in Adelaide and Brisbane, Edward was born and bred in Adelaide, studying medicine at Adelaide University and completing the majority of his training locally. Edward now supervises Flinders University medical students rotating through the vascular unit, and is also actively involved in supervision of vascular surgery trainees. He has also been involved in the bi-national trainee week for vascular surgery trainees through the Australia and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery.
Specialising in open and minimally invasive endovascular interventions, Edward has a particular interest in complex endovascular interventions. Edward is involved in training interstate and overseas vascular surgeons in advanced endovascular techniques for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, aortic aneurysmal disease and deep venous occlusive disease.
Edward is a member of the TAVI Case Conference team involved in planning and access for TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) in association with cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons. As part of this role Edward assists cardiology and cardiothoracic teams with vascular access for complex patients undergoing TAVI procedures. He is also a regular participant in the complex aortic multidisciplinary team meeting at Flinders Medical Centre, where the treatment of complex thoracoabdominal aortic pathology is discussed with other vascular surgeons and cardiothoracic surgeons, including chronic aortic dissections and aneurysmal disease of the aortic arch, thoracic and abdominal aorta.
Edward also specialises in renal access surgery for patients on dialysis for renal failure, including formation of AV fistulas, open and endovascular reconstruction of AV fistulas and insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheters (Tenckhoff catheters).
Web address is http://adelaidevascular.com/about-us/our-vascular-surgeons/
Dr. Sophie Plagakis is an Adelaide born, trained and based Urologist and Urological Surgeon. She and her husband Simon divide their time between their work and the family farm in McLaren Vale.
She is a staff specialist at the Flinders Medical Centre and Noarlunga Health Service where she treats general and oncological urological conditions. She also manages the investigation of functional voiding disorders and incontinence in male and female patients. Her expertise is founded on experience at international centres of excellence such the Concord and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals in Sydney and the Virginia Mason Medical Centre in Seattle, USA. She holds a Masters degree in Public Health and advocates for system reform to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.
Dr. Sophie Plagakis welcomes new referrals and operates at Flinders Private Hospital, Ashford Hospital and Seaford Day Surgery. She has an interest in general urology which includes, kidney stones, haematuria and prostate disease. She is also happy to see patients with functional bladder disorders and incontinence. She can conduct appointments in English or Greek if required.
Dr Gavin Nimon is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who will be commencing consultation and operating sessions at Seaford Day Surgery. Dr Nimon has extensive experience in surgery of the elbow, wrist/hand, shoulder and knee. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, as well as the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Dr Nimon completed his training in 1999 in Australia and developed advanced techniques in the United Kingdom and Europe. He is currently the Head of Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, as well as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.
Dr Gavin Nimon understands that orthopaedic injuries can have a significant impact on your patient’s independence and quality of life. That’s why he is passionate about providing complete patient care from diagnosis, injury prevention, rehabilitation, surgery and aftercare.
Dr Nimon prides himself on his aftercare, offering his patients a post-operative pack including discharge information with post-operative appointments, exercises to aid recovery and contact numbers in case of any questions. Dr Nimon also offers a GP Helpline for assistance regarding your referrals.
Dr Nimon is excited to start offering your patients his services at Seaford Day Surgery in conjunction with his other sites. He is happy to review all upper limb and knee orthopaedic concerns in his consultations session and will be preforming operations under local, such as the following.
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Trigger Finger Release
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- De Quervain’s Release
Larger surgery cases will have the option to be performed at either Flinders Private and Ashford.
Approved Workcover claim patients are welcome.
We look forward to assisting your patients in the future. Please feel free to contact our rooms for any further questions on 08 8376 9988.
Nick is a senior consultant urologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and a VMO in private practice. He has broad training and wide experience in the management of all aspects of adult urological problems. He has been a consultant urologist at RAH since 2009, where he is also Director of Urological Cancer, chair of the urological cancer multidisciplinary team and Associate Professor in Surgery at the University of Adelaide. His private practice is with Adelaide Oncology and Haematology, consulting from three locations: Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, Summit Health Centre Mount Barker and Calvary Central Districts Hospital.
Nick holds a BSc in Physiology (1st Class Hons), an MSc in Biochemical Pharmacology, qualified in Medicine in 1996 in the UK and after basic surgical training undertook a higher degree (Doctor of Medicine) by research in Urology. He then completed higher surgical training in Urology and spent 15 months in Brisbane, completing a fellowship in urological cancer surgery. He holds fellowships of the both the UK (FRCSUrol) and Australasian (FRACSUrol) Royal Colleges of Surgeons. He is widely published in the medical literature.
Uniquely, Nick has spent 6 months in Europe recently, learning advanced robotic techniques. He spent 3 months in Belgium with Prof Alex Mottrie, one of the highest volume robotic prostate cancer surgeons in the world, and then 3 months at the Royal Free in London, which is the highest volume robotic kidney cancer centre in the world.
He is very much looking forward to bringing a service to Seaford and surrounds, and would be delighted to see all patients.
Staff Specialist (Ophthalmology), Flinders Medical Centre
Visiting Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Dr Peter Viiret is one of the founding doctors of Orthopaedics SA.
- Sports injuries
With over 35 years’ experience, he specialises in the treatment of adult and paediatric orthopaedic disorders, treating a range of conditions associated with knees, hips, hand, wrist, feet and shoulders. His breadth of experience enables him to identify a range of alternative treatments, selecting the most appropriate to deliver optimal patient outcomes.
Dr Viiret graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1971, and then undertook a further eight years of surgical training, including periods in Switzerland, Germany, Canada and Jamaica. He obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Canada in 1977 and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1978. He is a long-time member of both the Australian Orthopaedic Association and Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society.
Darren Mounkley is a personable, accessible and caring gastroenterologist with 35 years of professional experience.
He obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Melbourne in 1985 and completed physician training at Flinders Medical Centre where he remains a staff specialist of the SA Liver Transplant Unit.
He has dedicated his professional life to looking after patients in the south through his private practice at Noarlunga Centre.
He is skilled in endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP and care of people with liver disease.
Alexa is a Specialist Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with an interest in a wide range of Plastic Surgery problems in adults and children. She is Fellowship trained in Hand and Wrist Surgery with subspecialist hand interests that include Dupuytren’s disease, hand and wrist arthritis, peripheral nerve surgery and reconstruction after injury.
Dr. Potter’s private practice includes all facets of plastic surgery specialising in areas including;
- Skin surgery (Melanomas and carcinomas, benign skin lesions, scar revision)
- Hand surgery (Carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and other nerve compressions, osteoarthritis (including base of thumb, digits and wrist), trigger finger, Dupuytren’s disease, ganglions, tendons, nerve repairs, and fractures)
- Body contouring surgery (Breast reduction, body contouring after weight loss, abdominoplasty (tummy tucks), body lifts, liposuction, labiaplasty, arm reduction and thigh lifts)
- Facial surgery (Blepharoplasty, otoplasty, and facial fractures)
- Men’s plastic surgery (Gynaecomastia)
- Paediatric (Paediatric hand surgery, otoplasty (‘bat ears’), soft tissue lesions)
General Surgeon specialising in Colorectal.
Phone: 8371 3077
Dr John Landers is Ophthalmologist who is trained in cataract surgery, macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and other aspects of general ophthalmology, but also subspecialises in glaucoma.
His training in ophthalmology began in country New South Wales, working in the Orange Eye Centre for 2 years before entering the South Australian Ophthalmology training scheme in 2004. He received comprehensive procedural training and became proficient in surgeries for such conditions as cataract, glaucoma, pterygium and minor lid. Following the completion of his training he undertook a Glaucoma Fellowship at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge University, in the United Kingdom. This advanced training equipped him with further skills and subspecialty interests in surgical techniques to manage advanced glaucoma (including trabeculectomy surgery, Molteno tube implantation and Cyclodiode Laser) and complex cataract.
When he returned to Adelaide in 2010, he became an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Flinders Medical Centre where he currently supervises ophthalmology registrars in training. In his private practice, he consults at Eyemedics at two city locations, including Greenhill road Wayville and South road Morphett Vale. He also provides a monthly regional service to Port Lincoln and an annual subspecialist service to Alice Springs Hospital. In addition he has travelled to Vientiane, Laos to provide teaching and training to the glaucoma fellows at the Vientiane Ophthalmology Centre.
His skills include: cataract surgery, MIGS surgery, trabeculectomy and Molteno tube surgery, pterygium and lower lid surgery. In addition, he is skilled in medical retina, including intravitreal injections for macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetes, as well as laser for many conditions.
Greenhill Road: 8273 1600
Morphett Vale: 8326 6900
Dr Sam Edwards graduated from Medicine at the University of Adelaide. He undertook Physician training at The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Advanced Training in Gastroenterology at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, followed by a fellowship at The Royal Free Hospital in London, UK, with a focus on the clinical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He qualified as a gastroenterologist and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2006, since which he has been working as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Flinders Medical Centre an in private practice.
His special interests are management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and small bowel capsule endoscopy (PillCam). He is involved with medical student and post-graduate teaching and is on the drug advisory committee at Flinders Medical Centre.
Private Practice locations include Flinders Private Hospital, Tennyson Centre and Victor Harbor.
Dr Sandy Craig graduated from Adelaide University in 1992, undertook his gastroenterology training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and then completed his PhD in biliary motility at Flinders University.
Sandy has been based at Noarlunga since 2000, having previously been a visiting specialist at Flinders Medical Centre but now works in private practice with most procedures being performed at Seaford Day Surgery. He also visits Victor/Goolwa/Yankalilla/Mt Compass weekly.
Dr Sam Hall is an experienced and caring Adelaide Gastroenterologist with extensive experience. Sam has a special interest in the provision of quality, safe colonoscopy and has completed recertification (voluntary quality assurance activities) with Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA). Sam has a special interest in the provision of quality, safe colonoscopy and has completed recertification (voluntary quality assurance activities) with Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA).
Sam was born in Adelaide and completed his medical training at Adelaide University in 1988. He completed his specialty training at Flinders Medical Centre and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 1995. Sam underwent further training both in the UK and in Melbourne. He has held positions as Staff Specialist in Gastroenterology and Senior Visiting Gastroenterologist at Flinders Medical Centre. Sam has visited the country for many years offering past endoscopic services to the Riverland, the South-east and Mount Pleasant. Sam now works in full-time private practice and provides Tennyson Centre Day Hospital with capsule endoscopy services.
Dr David Handley qualified from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery in 1980 and was admitted into the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 1988. He is a general ophthalmologist with special interest in cataracts, pterygium, glaucoma and medical retina including macular degeneration & diabetic eye disease.
Dr Handley both consults and operates at the Seaford Day Surgery and has set up a clinic within the centre with the most up-to-date technology enabling him to thoroughly assess eye health, detect early eye disease and treat conditions as required. For appointments please phone his main office on 08 8292 2322.
Dr Karatassas is a well-established Specialist Surgeon with extensive experience in General Surgery, providing surgical procedures from Seaford Day Surgery, Flinders Private Hospital, Ashford Private Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Dr Karatassas offers a patient centred approach with continuity of care for all patients.
Dr Karatassas has special interests in Gastrointestinal surgery, Endoscopy and Colonoscopy, Colorectal surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotic surgery.
In addition, for those patients who do not have private health cover I can offer the option to have minor procedures performed under local anaesthesia at Seaford Day Surgery.
An example of some of these services are, Excision of skin lesions and skin cancers, Ingrown toenails, and Vasectomy. To access these services, you will require a referral from your general practitioner.