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dr anik sarkar

A bit more about me

Dr Sarkar performs a range of surgical procedures, including:


  • Oesophago-Gastric cancer surgery, used to treat oesophageal cancers, gastric cancers, small bowel cancers and GISTs. 


  • Upper gastrointestinal benign surgery, used to treat disorders of the oesophagus and stomach, including reflux disease and surgery for achalasia.


  • Bariatric Surgery, - also known as weight loss surgery.


  • Advanced general laparoscopic surgery, used to treat gallstone disorders, bile duct disorders and complex hernias.


  • Advanced endoscopy.


Dr Sarkar is uniquely qualified and experienced in robotic surgery.  He completed a robotics fellowship in the UK where he performed a high volume of robotic surgical procedures.  As a result, Dr Sarkar provides his patients with this additional minimally invasive surgical option.

Journey Timeline

Dr Sarkar completed his surgical training throughout the southern network, including St

George hospital, Wollongong hospital and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital. Dr Sarkar obtained his FRACS in

2020 and underwent an Upper Gastrointestinal specialised fellowship at Wollongong hospital in

2020 and an Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric fellowship at St George Hospital (which is one of

the highest volume bariatric centres in Australia) in 2021.

Towards the end of 2021, Dr Sarkar relocated to the UK to undergo a prestigious subspecialty fellowship in

Robotics/Oesophago-Gastric Surgery at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth University

Hospitals NHS Trust. The only fellowship of its kind in the UK which is also endorsed and

approved by the Royal College of Surgeons England. During his fellowship, Dr Sarkar performed a high volume of

oesophageal and gastric resections, bariatric surgery, and benign surgery through minimally

invasive procedures and use of the Da Vinci Robot.


Dr Sarkar has always enjoyed working in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region.


He wants to contribute to the continued growth and development of the region by providing its residents with specialised, high quality surgical services delivered with the utmost care.


Dr Sarkar is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong, Graduate School of Medicine.  In this role, he plans to share his knowledge and skills and help contribute to the education of medical professionals to support the region.


He believes care should be a joint effort and will work with his patients, treating physicians and members of allied health to support his patients getting the most effective care and treatment.

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