Dr Devesh Kaushal

About Me

Dr Devesh Kaushal


Dr Devesh Kaushal is a Specialist General Surgeon with sub-specialised training in upper-GI surgery, weight loss surgery and colorectal surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

Dr Devesh Kaushal offers 15+ years of gastrointestinal surgical experience at the highest level. He holds a Master of Surgery degree and is fully accredited by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) in endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) to perform diagnostic care.

Dr Kaushal did his surgical registrar training across NSW, QLD and the NT. He then embarked on additional, sub-specialised, upper-gi surgical training in the UK, working within a high-volume oesophageal and gastric surgical centre; training under internationally recognised luminary general surgeons within the UK health system. This provided Dr Kaushal with essential training in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) acid-reflux, hernia and weight loss procedures, such as the gastric sleeve.

Dr Kaushal also performs a range of advanced endoscopic procedures such as balloon dilatation, stent insertion and Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) to remove precancerous, early-stage cancer or other abnormal tissues (lesions) from the digestive tract.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Gastric sleeve surgery
  • Hernia surgery (abdominal and groin)
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Acid reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Right hemicolectomy

2022 – Peter Braithwaite Memorial Prize

  • Appendicitis outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: the South Western Sydney Experience. Dr Daisy Frankcombe, MBBS MS, Dr Neha Gauri MBBS, Dr Yicong Liang MBBS, Sarah Bak, Tanvi Suri, Prof Neil Merrett MBBS FRACS, Dr Devesh Kaushal MBBS MS FRACS. Annual scientific meeting. Tasmania 13 August 2022.


2013 – Best Poster Presentation Award

  • Kaushal D, Nagaonkar -Evaluating the efficacy and impact on Quality of life of 120W KTP laser for treating bladder outlet Obstruction.28th Annual EUA Congress, Milan, Italy.15-19 March 2013

Dr Devesh Kaushal has a clinical research interest in the following areas:

  • Cancer: oesophagus, stomach, pancreas
  • Obesity: weight loss surgery, cancers and related diseases
  • General & Upper-GI Surgery: appendix, hernia, reflux
  • Colorectal Surgery: cancer and diseases

Click below to see Dr Kaushal’s full research and publication history in these areas: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Devesh-Kaushal


  • Raichurkar, P., Kaushal, D., Wilson, R. ADOPTERs of Innovation in a Crisis: The History of Vera Gedroits, Kanehiro Takaki and the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, Annals of Surgery, 5(2):p e422, June 2024. https://tinyurl.com/4uatdwce
  • James, P., Kaushal, D., Beaumont Wilson, R. Netosis in Surgery: Pathophysiology, Prevention and Treatment. Annals of Surgery ():10.1097, January 12, 2024. http://tinyurl.com/4vrrk3w4
  • Linder, C., Kaushal, D., Tan, LC., Malik, A. OGC P18 10-year survival following oesophagectomy and 2-field lymphadenectomy: a retrospective cohort study; British Journal of Surgery, Vol. 110, Nov 2023, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znad348.216
  • Wilson RB, Lathigara D, Kaushal D. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Future Cancer Risk. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Mar 24;24(7):6192. doi: 10.3390/ijms24076192. PMID: 37047163; PMCID: PMC10094585.
  • Lathigara, D.; Kaushal, D.; Wilson, R.B. Molecular Mechanisms of Western Diet-Induced Obesity and Obesity-Related Carcinogenesis—A Narrative Review. Metabolites 2023, 13, 675. https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo13050675
  • Management of Acute Appendicitis during the COVID-19 Pandemic D Frankcombe , N Gauri , Y Liang , S Bak, T Suri, D Loxley, N Merrett (MBBS FRACS), D Kaushal. Doi- 10.1186/s12893-022-01851-1
  • Kaushal D, N Merrett. The modified Longmire procedure: a novel approach to bile duct injury repair-ANZ Journal of surgery 2019,89: E554-E555.
  • Kaushal D, Mark Muhlmann. Tail gut cyst- An unusual case. ANZ 2017,89(3):264-265


  • The importance of NETOSIS for surgeons , Robert B. Wilson and D Kaushal RACS ASC, Adelaide ,1-5 May 2023
  • A Tale of Two Surgeons – Vera Gedroits, Kanehiro Takaki and the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5.Dr Pratik RAICHURKAR, Prof Robert Wilson, D Kaushal, Campbelltown Hospital, NSW, Australia. RACS ASC 1-5,May 2023.
  • Retrospective audit of the utility of Point Of Care Ultrasound in suspected appendicitis in a South Western Sydney hospital, Genevieve Tai, Dr Dhilashinii Komahan, Dr Mubashir Hamid, Dr Vyshi Satchithanandha, Prof Neil Merrett, D Kaushal, Campbelltown Hospital, NSW, Australia
  • Poster Presentation March 2023– Dr N. Gauri MBBS, Dr D. Frankcombe MBBS, Dr Y. Liang MBBS1, S. Bak, T. Suri, Prof N. Merrett MBBS FRACS, D. Kaushal– Emergency Laparotomies and bowel cancer presentation during COVID pandemic -Campbeltown Public Hospital, Sydney South -West Local Health District Australia.Presented at SWAN conference March 2023, Liverpool, NSW, Australia.
  • Oral presentation –March 2023– Dr Thampi Rawther1, Dr Daisy Frankcombe, Dr Neha Gauri, Dr Vyshi Satchithanandha, Dr Yicong Liang, Sarah Bak, Tanvi Suri, Prof Neil Merrett12, D Kaushal – An Australian multi-centre analysis of the management of patients requiring emergency laparotomy during the COVID pandemic. Department of Surgery, Campbelltown Hospital, NSW, Australia
  • Dr Daisy Frankcombe MBBS MS, Dr Neha Gauri MBBS, Dr Yicong Liang MBBS, Sarah Bak, Tanvi Suri, Prof Neil Merrett MBBS FRACS, D Kaushal MBBS MS FRACS. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Emergency Surgery in South Western Sydney. World Society of Emergency Surgery congress meeting Perth , Western Australia 2022
  • Dr Daisy Frankcombe MBBS MS, Dr Neha Gauri MBBS, Dr Yicong Liang MBBS, Sarah Bak, Tanvi Suri, Prof Neil Merrett MBBS FRACS, D Kaushal Appendicitis outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic: the South Western Sydney Experience.. Annual scientific meeting Tasmania 13 august 2022.
  • Kaushal D, Alia Sahni ,David Chan, LamChin Tan. 14-Year Experience of Oesophageal Cancer Treatment from a Single Centre. Oral presentation in PSA, ASC 2021.
  • Kaushal D, Low W, Townend P, Das A, Merrett N, Apostolou, C. Left sided gall bladder: Case report with literature review presented at ANZGOSA Wellington New Zealand, 2018. (Australia and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association.)
  • Kaushal D, Morgan M, A 5-year retrospective Australian study of the modified LIFT procedure presented at ASC (Annual Scientific Congress meeting), 2017.Abstract ID-31259
  • Kaushal D, Nagaonkar S. Evaluating the efficacy and impact on quality of life of 120W KTP laser for treating bladder outlet obstruction. 28th Annual EUA Congress, Milan,Italy.15-19 March 2013
  • Kaushal D, Kumar R. Is there a role for Non operative management of Medium and Large Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax in Children? Indian Association of Pediatric surgeons meeting ,2012
  • Kaushal D, Kumar R, Role of USG in Acute appendicitis in children under 3 years of age. Indian Association of Pediatric surgeons meeting, 2012.
  • Kaushal D, Kumar R. Photophytodermatitis mimicking burns-an unusual case. Pacific association of Pediatrics Surgeons, Shanghai, China 2012


  • RACS 92nd Scientific Congress 2024 – Fast Track Ambulatory Abscess Pathway in 2277 patients. A single institution experience over 5 years
  • RACS 92nd Scientific Congress 2024 – How much could the Health Care System save by avoiding General anaesthesia in General surgical patients with abscesses?

Devesh sadly lost his mother in 2024 after she had a short, but intense battle with cancer.

Devesh’s mother was the driving force behind him becoming a doctor, and ultimately a surgeon and cancer researcher.

Devesh wishes to dedicate his clinical practice and dedication to patient care in the honour of his mother, whose teaching and guidance made him the doctor he is today.

Kusum Kaushal


Sub-Specialised Fellowship Training

Registrar Training

Professional Memberships

Consulting Locations

Operating Hospitals

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Servicing the South Western Sydney Region

Dr Devesh Kaushal consults from Gregory Hills and Liverpool so that your initial and ongoing care is as convenient as possible.

Care after surgery is extremely important. Dr Kaushal’s team includes a specialised dietitian, psychologist and exercise physiologist to ensure best-practice clinical care, giving you the best chance of success possible.