Specialised in : General surgery and Subspecialty surgery in Adelaide
Phillip Carson trained in General surgery and Subspecialty surgery in Adelaide, the Northern Territory and England between 1978 and 1990. He has practice in Darwin since 1990 and has had major leadership roles at the Royal Darwin Hospital, throughout the Territory, nationally and internationally via his involvement in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). He has a substantial interest in surgical education and is concurrently appointed as Associate Professor with the Flinders University Northern Territory Medical Program.
His clinical and research interests cover a wide spectrum but currently focus on Breast and Endocrine surgery, Cancer surgery, Thoracic (lung) surgery and the surgery of infectious disease. In addition he covers urology (kidney and bladder surgery) along with the more traditional areas of general surgery including advanced laparoscopic surgery, hernia and bowel surgery, colonoscopy and gastroscopy
In the area of breast cancer he offers enhanced localisation with bed side Ultrasound, oncoplastic and breast reconstructive surgery.
The thoracic service includes Video-assisted (keyhole) surgery techniques. Much of the abdominal and urological surgery can also be offered via laparoscopic (keyhole) techniques if clinically appropriate.
Private practice conducted via the Central specialist Clinic.
A few more personal facts;
First came to the NT in 1979- 81, initially to Alice Springs Hospital as a young Resident Medical Officer and subsequently as Steven Baddeley’s first Orthopaedic registrar in Darwin.
Married to Bronwyn Carson a GP in Darwin.
They have had 6 children.
Off duty interests include piano playing, cycling, family time and an ongoing interest in the mysteries of life.