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Mr Basil D’Souza

MBBS, BSc (Hons), Adv Dip Surg Anat, FRACS

Colorectal surgery | General surgery | Endoscopy

Mr D’Souza has special interests in Colorectal pathology, Faecal incontinence, and Hernia repair. Patients commonly seek his help for investigation of Anaemia, Rectal bleeding, Bowel cancer, and Hernias.

Mr D’Souza prides himself on being thorough and strives to treat all patients with humility and patience.

He also has a keen interest in research. He has written several award-winning publications. And he is actively involved in the teaching, training and supervision of research of medical students, surgical trainees and fellows.

Mr D’Souza has public hospital appointments at the Northern Hospital in Epping and St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.


Honours in Science in the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne – Thesis: Site directed mutagenesis in liver enzyme CYP1A1

A case of recurrence of synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint. D'Souza B, Dimitroulis G. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2007 Oct;104(4):e59-61

Severe perineal burns. D'Souza BB, Heriot A, Bach S, Beer J. ANZJS. 2010; 80(9) : 665-666

Training in the private sector: what works and how do we increase opportunities? Watters DA, D'Souza B, Guest G, Wardill D, Levy S, O'Keefe M, Crowley S. ANZJS. 2009; 79(3) : 138-142

A Rare Case of Schwannoma of the intrathoracic phrenic nerve. D'Souza B, Lowe A, Stewart B, Roberts T. ANZ J Surg. 2010 Nov;80(11):841-2

Strictive OR Targeted (RESORT) trial – Randomised control trial of fluid restricted versus goal directed fluid therapy in colorectal patients. Phan T, Ann V, D’Souza B, Johnston M, Cowey B. AAIC. 2014; 42(6): 752-60

An unusual presentation of DIC in a patient with metastatic colorectal cancer. Koestenbauer J, D’Souza B, Lam F – Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney. Submitted to ANZ J Surg; 2015; 85: 295-296

A randomised controlled trial of probiotics after colonoscopy. D’Souza B, Slack T, Wong S, Lam F, Muhlmann M, Dark J, Koestenbauer J, Newstead G. Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney. Accepted for publication ANZJS May 2015


A case study and review of the management of Fournier’s gangrene. D’Souza B, Guest G. Victorian Scientific Meeting in Geelong 2009

A Case of Biliary Cystadenoma presenting with Peritonitis. Harnaen E, D’Souza B, A Lowe. Poster displayed at the ASC in Brisbane 2010 and presentation at the Victorian Scientific Meeting 2010

Constipation in Pregnancy. Thomas L, D’Souza B. Victorian meeting of the Continence foundation of Australia. Bendigo May 2012

Early closure ileostomy: a case series and review of the literature. A Asairinachan, D’Souza B, Johnston M. Victorian ASM 2012

Early outcomes of ERAS at a tertiary referral centre. Tan T, D’Souza B, Woods R, Keck J, Johnston M, Brouwer R. Victorian ASM 2012

The LIFT procedure: indications and outcomes at a tertiary referral centre. D’Souza B, Johnston M, Brouwer R, Keck J, Woods R.Victorian ASM 2012

Colorectal cancer in IBD: outcomes from a majory tertiary referral centre. Kaiser C, D’Souza B, Woods R, Keck J, Johnston M, Brouwer R, D’Cruz P. Provincial Surgeons Australia 2012

3D endoanal ultrasound and anal fistulas. D’Souza B. St Vincent’s Surgical Forum Melbourne 2012

An analysis of outcomes of bowel resections in patients with Crohn’s disease in an era of biologic agents in a major IBD centre. Kaiser C, Woods R, Keck J, Johnston M, Brouwer R, D’Souza B. ASC Auckland 2013

A randomized control trial of fluid restriction compared to esophageal Doppler goal directed fluid therapy in elective major colorectal surgery within an enhanced recovery after surgery program. Tuong P, Ann V, D’Souza B et al. ASC Singapore 2013

A randomised double-blinded placebo-controlled trial of probiotics after mechanical bowel preparation and colonoscopy. D’Souza B, Slack T, Wong S et al. ASC Singapore 2014 – Killingback Prize Session

A randomised double-blinded placebo-controlled trial of probiotics after mechanical bowel preparation and colonoscopy. D’Souza B, Slack T, Wong S et al. Tripartite Colorectal Meeting Birmingham 2014 – Winner of the BJS Prize for the Conference.

Current Research

Outcomes of pilonidal abscess in a tertiary referral centre. Fallack S, D’Souza B. St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne


Best long presentation at the Provincial Surgeons Australia Conference 2012

Best paper at the Tripartite Colorectal Meeting Birmingham UK 2014