Dr Pranavan Palamuthusingam

General surgery

Hepatobiliary surgery


Suite​ 47, Level​ 4
Wesley Medical Centre
40 Chasely Street

Business Phone

07 3876 7455


07 3876 7245



Consultant General & Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon

Dr Pranavan (Pran) Palamuthusingam is a Consultant General and Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s, and Wesley Hospitals. He graduated from James Cook University medical program in 2008 and finished General Surgery training in 2015, obtaining Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). He then completed further years of subspecialty training in HPB Surgery Oncology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the prestigious St James University Teaching Hospital in Leeds, United Kingdom. He is a certified HPB Surgeon with ANZHPBA (Australia, New Zealand, Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association).

Pranavan was the Clinical Lead for Liver and Pancreas Surgery in North Queensland (2018-2022) and has created a multidisciplinary tertiary referral service based out of the Townsville University Hospital and Mater Hospitals- enabling high quality service to be provided to a catchment area extending from the Cape York to Mackay. He is still actively involved in supporting the service.

He was the former Supervisor of General Surgery Training at the Townsville University Hospital and is the Clinical Lead for the North Queensland Foregut Research Collaborative (NQFRSC) that fosters research in Liver and Pancreas Surgery in conjunction with James Cook University. He is also Senior Lecturer in Surgery with the James Cook University Medical School and University of Queensland.

He performs the full breadth and complexity of HPB surgery services for both benign and malignant conditions with a particular interest in complex cancer surgery.

Pranavan is also passionate about General Surgery and provides a broad range of general surgery procedures including:

  • Sarcoma surgery
  • All forms of abdominal wall herniae (Epigastric, ventral, incisional, femoral, inguinal) - both laparoscopic and open
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Access
  • Emergency General Surgery (eg appendicitis, abscess etc)

Each week - Pranavan consults and operates every week ensuring expeditious care. He is also contactable any time for advice.

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