Dr Stephen Pillinger





Colorectal Surgery
General Surgery

Areas of Interests

  • Diagnostic and Interventional Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection of large Colorectal Polyps 
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgery
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery and TAMIS
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery


Northern Sydney Colorectal Clinic Suite 402, 69 Christie Street St Leonards NSW 2065


02 9436 4550


02 9436 4552



Other practice locations

Suite 17, Ryde Medical Centre, 247 Ryedale Road, Eastwood NSW 2122


Dr Pillinger’s research interests include Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, Robotic and Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery, Diathermy Smoke and Surgical Safety.

He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and presentations to local and international meetings.


Dr Stephen Pillinger studied at the University of Sheffield from 1988 – 1994, was then appointed as an Advanced Trainee in General Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney from 1999 – 2002. His Post Fellowship training was as Clinical Fellow in Colon & Rectal Surgery at The Academic Surgical Unit, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, UK from 2003 – 2005, only the second Fellow to be appointed for 2 years at Castle Hill, one of the premier Colon & Rectal Surgery Units in the UK.

Dr Pillinger is a Consultant Colon & Rectal Surgeon, having commenced Consultant practice in 2005. The major focus of his practice is benign and malignant colorectal pathology, and has particular expertise in minimally invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery and Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS), diagnostic and interventional colonoscopy. He has trained in Robotic surgery in the US and South Korea and is one of the most experienced Robotic Colorectal Surgeons in Australia.

Dr Pillinger is a full member of the Colorectal Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.