Dr Harish Kumar


Dr. Harish Kumar, General, Laparoscopic, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, works at Cairns Private Hospital, in addition to his private consulting rooms at Cairns Private Specialist Clinic.

Harish Kumar has been a Consultant Specialist Surgeon for over twelve years in UK and Queensland. He was head of the surgical department in Darling Downs for three years before moving to Cairns.

Dr. Harish Kumar trained in UK with leading internationally renowned surgeons in advanced minimally invasive [key-hole] and cancer surgery in Yorkshire, UK. He has published his molecular research in cancer development in highly reputed international journals. His interest in research is unabated and he is published regularly in international journals.

Dr. Harish Kumar's surgical expertise includes, General surgery including endocrine surgery. He has special interest in keyhole surgery for gallstone disease involving Bile Duct stones apart from laparoscopic Splenectomy, Surgery for Reflux and Hiatus Hernia. Harish performs both laparoscopic and open surgery for cancer of Stomach, Oesophagus and Large Bowel.

Dr. Harish Kumar is member of many international academic associations including IFSO [International Federation for surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders], SAGES, OSSANZ, ANZGOSA,

Dr. Harish Kumar has led a very large and busy Bariatric Surgical unit in UK for nearly ten years. He performs all procedures to help patients lose weight including Lap Band, Laparoscopic Bypass [both conventional and omega loop bypass], and Sleeve gastrectomy. He has extensive experience in failed and re-do Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Harish Kumar takes pride in teaching and training and has trained Senior Fellows from various European and Australasian countries over the years in advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery.

Dr. Harish Kumar also performs Diagnostic and advanced therapeutic Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy (ESD, EMR, stents, POEM etc.)