Areas of Interest

Dr Kariappa’s particular areas of interest include:

Cancer Surgery

Laparoscopic (keyhole) colon and rectal cancer resection

Management of recurrent rectal and colonic cancer

Inflammatory bowel disease, including laparoscopic IPAA

Management of complex fistulae


Laparoscopic repair of incisional, para-stomal and inguinal hernias

Diverticular disease

Dr Kariappa completed 6 years of General Surgical training prior to Super-Specialisation into Colorectal Surgery. Major laparoscopic surgery such as gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) and hernia repairs remain a substantial part of his workload.
All emergency surgery including appendicectomies, perforated peptic ulcers and abdominal trauma are covered both through Sutherland and Kareena Hospital.