Dr Markus Trochsler


Dr Markus Trochsler was born and educated in Switzerland. After gaining specialist recognition in General Surgery in Switzerland (FMH) and Australia (FRACS), Dr Trochsler pursued subspecialty training in oesophago-gastric and hepato-biliary surgery in Adelaide. During this time, he completed a Masters in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Adelaide.

Dr Trochsler has appointments as a specialist surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is also a visiting specialist at the Whyalla and Port Augusta Hospital. In 2018, Dr Trochsler was appointed the Head of the Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. As Director of Surgical Training he has led the education of the next generation of surgical specialists for many years.

A Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Adelaide, he is actively involved in research and teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students. In his academic career Dr Trochsler has written many book chapters, published in excess of thirty research publications and has attracted competitive research grants of more than $4m. His research interest is focused on postoperative adhesion formation and outcome analysis after liver surgery.

Dr Trochsler’s professional expertise is in general surgery (open and minimal invasive), bariatric surgery, liver surgery, oesophago-gastric surgery and peritoneal surface cancer surgery (HIPEC and PIPAC). In 2020, Dr Trochsler performed the first PIPAC procedure for gastric cancer in in Australia.

 Dr Trochsler offers: 

  • Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
  • Open and endoscopic hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopic treatment for reflux disease and hiatus hernias
  • Bariatric surgery (Gastric bypass and gastric sleeve)
  • Liver and Pancreas surgery
  • Peritoneal surface cancer surgery (HIPEC and PIPAC)
  • General Surgery (hernia repairs, gall bladder removal, skin lesion excisions, treatment of lipomas and cysts, treatment of Carpal tunnel syndrome, vasectomies)
  • Endoscopy of oesophagus and stomach


Position: General Surgeon