Associate Professor Ryash Vather is a colorectal surgeon with a special interest in advanced surgical oncology. He is a staff specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and consults privately at St Andrew's Medical Centre and St Andrew's Hospital.
Ryash offers his patients a complete specialist colorectal service including:
-emergency and outpatient assessment
-surgical management and follow-up.
Ryash grew up in New Zealand completing his undergraduate medical training at the University of Auckland. He then went on to specialise in general surgery qualifying as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2018. He undertook two further years of accredited colorectal specialisation in Australia under the auspices of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ).
Ryash completed a PhD in 2015 investigating gut recovery after surgery. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles in surgical journals and has presented at over 20 conferences locally and internationally. Ryash's current academic interest relates to 'precision oncology' whereby colorectal cancer treatment is individually tailored to each patient to optimise outcome. He is clinical lead for the Gastrointestinal Cancer stream at SAHMRI and serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at UniSA's Centre for Cancer Biology.