Dr Dean Yeh is a colorectal/general surgeon who has recently commenced private practice at Westmead Private Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Newcastle in 2001 and obtained his fellowship to Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011. His surgical training was completed at Royal North Shore Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital.
He underwent two years of post fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He became interested in robotic surgery in 2014 and undertook additional fellowships in robotic colorectal surgery at two world famous centres. He spent over 12 months in at Korea University Anam Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, and at James University Hospital in Leeds, UK.
Dr Yeh's main interests are treating colorectal disease via minimally invasive surgery. This includes laparoscopic as well as robotic surgery. He treats all aspects of colorectal disease, including colorectal cancer, polyps, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal prolapse and perianal conditions.
His main interest in minimally invasive surgery also extends to other general surgical procedures such as laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and pilonidal sinus surgery.
He performs endoscopy including diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
Dr Yeh's other interest is in surgical education and he is involved in teaching with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is an instructor in the ASSET course teaching surgical skills and has experience in formal teaching of medical students with University of Notre Dame.
He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.