Dr. Richard Simpson
Dr Richard Simpson (MB BS, FRACS) is a Specialist Colorectal Surgeon with 18 years of experience treating all colorectal conditions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), a Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and is accredited with the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) for colonoscopy and gastroscopy.
After being awarded his Fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in general surgery in 1998, he completed four years of specialist colorectal training, during which time he gained extensive experience in the management of colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, colonoscopy, as well as pelvic floor disorders(such as rectal prolapse) and anal conditions. The first two years of this training were performed in the United Kingdom and at the St George Colorectal Surgical Unit in Sydney. This was followed by two years on the official Australia and New Zealand Training Board program for Colon and Rectal Surgery (ANZTBCRS). These years were spent in prestigious colorectal units in Sydney and Melbourne. Entry into this program is highly competitive. The program is the sole recognised training program for colorectal surgery in Australasia. Its reputation is highly regarded internationally. Completion of the program allows one entry into membership of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ).
Dr Simpson is extensively involved in the teaching and education of surgical trainees, junior doctors and medical students, is a hospital examiner for medical students, FRACS I and FRACS II surgical candidates, has presented and published both nationally and internationally on colorectal diseases, is a reviewer for the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, and is a CHASM (Collaborating Hospitals ’Audit of Surgical Mortality) first and second line assessor.
Dr Simpson is committed to providing the highest quality Colorectal Surgery. He regularly attends Colorectal conferences both nationally and internationally and has a strong network of Colorectal surgical colleagues both in Australia and abroad. He has a particular interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery and has received advanced training in this area. He is presently training in robotic surgery in the expectation that this platform will be available on the Central Coast in the next year. Dr Simpson has provided voluntary medical services in Papua New Guinea, and continues to be involved with a local, Central Coast charitable organisation to PNG.
Dr Simpson is a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at Gosford Public Hospital and attends Private patients at Gosford Private Hospital, Brisbane Waters Private Hospital and Tuggerah Lakes Private Hospital.