Professor Peter Hewett is a specialist colorectal surgeon with over 25 years clinical experience. Peter is head of the Colorectal Surgical Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide. He has extensive experience in colonoscopy, major colonic and rectal resection for cancer and other conditions, Peter offers specialised treatment of anorectal problems including haemorrhoids and fistula. He has extensive experience in the treatment of faecal incontinence by Sacral Nerve Stimulation. Peter’s other major clinical interest is the treatment of conditions such as Pseudomyxoma Peritoneii and abdominal mesothelioma via Peritonectomy and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC). This procedure is done at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Peter has received numerous research grants including NH&MRC grants and has supervised a number of postgraduate students for higher degrees. He has created and teaches a Masters Course in Minimally Invasive Surgery through the University of Adelaide. He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed published articles on a variety of topics.
Peter was an associate editor for Diseases of Colorectal Surgery from 2004 to 2009 and regularly reviews articles for the British Journal of Surgery and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery.
Peter has a position on the board of the Hospital Research Foundation.
He consults at 142 Ward Street North Adelaide, the Tennyson Centre, Kurralta Park and the Queen Elizabeth Specialist Centre opposite the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He performs colonoscopy at Western Hospital, the Tennyson Centre and Calvary Hospital North Adelaide. Minor and major colorectal operative procedures are performed at Ashford Hospital and Calvary Hospital North Adelaide.
Peter also conducts outpatient, colonoscopy and operative sessions at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.