Dr Chrispen Mushaya
Colorectal Surgery Townsville, General Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Dr Chrispen Mushaya, MBChB (UZ), FCS (ECSA), FRACS, CSSANZ (member)
Dr Mushaya is a Colorectal and General Surgeon at Mater Private Hospital Townsville, whose practice involves advanced laparoscopic bowel surgery including colorectal cancer and colonoscopy.
As a General surgeon, he is equipped to deal with Gall bladder surgery, Abdominal wall Hernias, skin and assessment of the acute abdomen.
Dr Chrispen Mushaya studied his undergraduate degree at the University of Zimbabwe and obtained a postgraduate fellowship with the college of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa.
In April 2005 he commenced as a surgical registrar at Townsville Hospital and completed further fellowship withthe Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr Chrispen Mushaya then undertook further Colorectal training with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) in Sydney (St George Hospital) and in Melbourne (Box Hill Hospital).
Dr Mushaya’s practice involves advanced laparoscopic bowel surgery including colorectal cancer and colonoscopy.
Pelvic floor problems are part of his practice including incontinence surgery and investigations, defaecatory disorders and rectal prolapse.
He has now commenced his private practice at Mater Private Hospital Townsville.
Colorectal surgery includes a wide range of surgical procedures that can treat conditions affecting the lower digestive tract, ranging from hemorrhoids to diverticulitis to cancer. Many procedures can be performed using minimally invasive, or laparoscopic or robotic, techniques.
Robotic surgery, also called robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery — procedures performed through tiny incisions. It is also sometimes used in certain traditional open surgical procedures.
The most widely used clinical robotic surgical system includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them. The surgeon controls the arms while seated at a computer console near the operating table. The console gives the surgeon a high-definition, magnified, 3D view of the surgical site. The surgeon leads other team members who assist during the operation.
A colonoscopy is an exam used to look for changes — such as swollen, irritated tissues, polyps or cancer — in the large intestine (colon) and rectum.
General surgeons provide comprehensive surgical care to a range of different patients, including patients who suffer from diseases and conditions which effect the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, the skin, breast and soft tissu