Dr Kate FitzGerald
MB, Bch, BAO LRCP&SI, FRCSI, FRACS
Languages: English, French
- Endocrine Surgery
- General Surgery
Areas of Interest
- Surgical Oncology
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Griffith, NSW
Dr S.C Kate FitzGerald obtained her medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2000 and then moved from Ireland to the West of Scotland to complete her higher surgical training subspecialising in breast cancer and oncoplastic surgery. Following Dr. FitzGerald's surgical fellowship (FRCSI) she started as a consultant in breast oncoplastic surgery in the West of Scotland in 2013. In 2018 Dr. FitzGerald came to Australia and became a fellow of the Australian Royal College of Surgeons (FRACS).Along with a wide range of general surgical skills, Dr. FitzGerald continues to offer an expert service in investigating and managing breast disease and is one of a handful of surgeons in Australia with experience in introducing newer less invasive wireless technologies into her breast surgery practice.
Dr. FitzGerald is a member of both Breast SurgAnz and ASBD (Australian Society of Breast Diseases) and ensures ongoing high-quality care by contributing to the Breast SurgAnz audit.
Dr. FitzGerald is GESA accredited for Gastroscopy and Colonscopy and participates in their recertification programme which ensures a high quality of care is delivered to patients.
Dr. Kate KitzGerald is now based in Wagga Wagga and visits Griffith monthly and aims where possible to ensure consultations and surgery occur local to each individual.
As a fellow of RACS and a member of Provincial Surgeons Australia (PSA) her general surgical practice includes:
• Gallbladder surgery
• Laparoscopic and open repair of inguinal hernias
• Open repair of umbilical and ventral hernias
• Excision of skin cancers
• Thyroid/parathyroid surgery and excision of other soft tissue tumours
• Breast lumps – benign and malignant, mastectomy (will be done in conjunction with the Breast and Colorectal Multidisciplinary Team protocols)
• Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic fundoplication for suitable patients (with the exception of patients with high BMI and significant cardiorespiratory problems)
• Laparoscopic appendicectomy in the elective and stable, not septic patients depending upon availability of theatres
• Bowel cancer surgery, with a focus on minimally invasive techniques
• Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
• Haemorrhoid treatment with injection, banding or haemorrhoidectomy as appropriate