About Us

At Corangamite Surgical most of our procedures are done at Colac Area Health. Some minor procedures can be done in the clinic rooms.

We are closely associated with Colac Area Health and its Hospital Campus.

The Colac Area Health Hospital Campus website is:


Mr Christian Sutherland

Chris Sutherland graduated from Melbourne University in 1977. His residency was at Geelong Hospital. It was here that he developed his passion for rural surgery. His post graduate studies were in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was trained in Gastrointestinal, General and Hand Surgery. He holds the Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia

Mr Duminda Gunawardane

Duminda Gunawardane joined Corangamite surgical as a General Surgeon in 2015. He obtained his basic medical qualifications and initial surgical qualifications in Sri Lanka and worked as a general surgeon in Sri Lanka prior to his move to Australia. He became a Fellow of the Australian College of Surgeons in 2017, after working as a Surgical Fellow for one year at Geelong Hospital. Duminda obtained Diploma in minimally invasive / laparoscopic surgery from the University of Strasbourg in 2018. He also works as a senior lecturer in surgery affiliated to Deakin University and has a passion for teaching medical students and surgical trainees.

Mr Sean Stevens

Sean Stevens graduated from the University of Melbourne with MBBS in 2008.  Sean has also obtained a Master in Public Health (University of Queensland) and Master of Surgical Education (University of Melbourne). Sean undertook surgical training at Austin Hospital and holds a Fellowship of the Royal

Australasian College of Surgeons in General Surgery. Sean has clinical, educational and research appointments at Austin Hospital and works two days per week in Colac. 

Mr Sujith Krishnamoorthy

Suj is an Australian trained Specialist General Surgeon, having graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2008, and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College Surgeons in 2018 through the Victorian South West Regional Hub, which included time in Geelong, Ballarat, Colac, Warrnambool and Darwin.

Suj joined Corangamite Surgical in 2020, having previously worked as a registrar here in 2013 and 2014.

He holds a teaching position with Deakin University, is a Senior lecturer with the University of Tasmania and is an instructor with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (ASSET)

Suj is also currently appointed to the Ballarat Base Hospital as a Consultant General Surgeon in the Acute Surgical and General Surgery Units as well as St John of God Ballarat and Ballarat Day Procedure Unit.