St George Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

St George Private Hospital specialist Kim-Chi Phan-Thien

Associate Professor Kim-Chi Phan-Thien


Associate Professor Kim Phan-Thien is a General Surgeon with an interest in bowel surgery. She has experience in minimally invasive techniques for the management of colorectal and pelvic floor conditions.

Kim graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales and went on to train and qualify as a General Surgeon with an interest in bowel surgery. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Kim’s clinical practice encompasses colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal pathology. She collaborates with endogynaecology and urogynaecology specialists to manage endometriosis and conditions of the pelvic floor.

Kim is a pioneer in robotic colorectal surgery, and is one of the most experienced in this field, having performed over 500 procedures on the robotic platform.  Kim is a da Vinci robotic proctor and helps with the training of surgeons in robotic techniques.

Kim is a conjoint associate professor at the University of New South Wales. She has a passion for teaching, and has been recognised by the University of New South Wales, as well as the Academy of Surgical Educators of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for her contributions to medical education. Kim is an Examiner to the Court of General Surgery. She is actively involved in research, and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific meetings. Kim’s research collaborations in Lynch syndrome have led to the NSW Premier’s Award for Excellence in Translational Cancer Research.

Kim has appointments at St George Public and Private Hospitals. She consults at Kogarah and Hurstville.

Colorectal conditions (cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and functional bowel disorders)
Disorders of the anorectum and the pelvic floor
Abdominal and Groin Hernias
Colonoscopy (diagnostic and interventional)
Minimally invasive Surgery (transanal, laparoscopic and robotic) surgery

Consults at :

Suite 3, Level 2 Hurstville Private Hospital 37 Gloucester Road Hurstville NSW 2220