Dr Chatika Premaratne – General and Colorectal Surgeon

Dr Chatika Premaratne is a specialist Colorectal and General Surgeon at Norwest Private Hospital. He has a public appointment as a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) in Colorectal Surgery at John Hunter Hospital – Newcastle.

Having completed his training in general surgery as part of the Western Sydney network, he attained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2016.  He completed further subspecialist training in colorectal surgery at Nepean Hospital as the inaugural Colorectal Fellow.

Subsequent to this, Dr Premaratne has also completed an overseas fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust, UK, where, he was trained in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancers and inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic exenterations for advanced pelvic cancers, and complex abdominal wall reconstructions.

  • Colorectal cancer – Laparoscopic surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease – Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hernia repairs (including abdominal wall reconstructions) – Laparoscopic and open surgery
  • Gallstones – Laparoscopic surgery
  • Proctology – Transanal procedures for haemorrhoids, fissures, and fistulas
  • Endoscopy and Colonoscopy

Dr Premaratne is fluent in Sinhala

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