Dr David Links
Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Dr David Links
Dr David Links is a general surgeon with an upper gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgical interest. He was awarded his medical degree with honours from UNSW in 2002 and undertook general surgical training from 2007 to 2011, based at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
He undertook further subspecialty training, completing a three year ANZGOSA accredited fellowship. This included experience in minimally invasive foregut surgery and bariatric surgery at Concord Hospital and extensive experience in surgery for benign and malignant disease (cancer) of the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas and biliary tree at Prince of Wales Hospital. He spent one year at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, working at the Northern Oesophagogastric Cancer Unit, one of the busiest oesophageal and gastric cancer units in Europe.
He is experienced in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and has an interest in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery for the management of upper gastrointestinal cancers. He also performs both open and laparoscopic hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery and other general surgical procedures. Dr Links performs laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for obesity with a supportive team including dieticians, psychologist and physicians to optimize the long-term results for those people considering obesity and metabolic surgery.
Dr Links has visiting rights at Prince of Wales Hospital and Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Randwick. He consults at Level 7, 66 High St Randwick.
Dr Links is active in education of both undergraduate and postgraduate students and doctors. He is a professional member of OSSANZ, ANZGOSA and ANZHPBA. He is currently the UGI convener for the 2018 RACS Annual Scientific Conference. He has a Master in Surgery from University of Sydney, writing his dissertation on ‘Benchmarks in quality of care in pancreatic cancer surgery’. He participates in nationwide audits including the Bariatric Surgery Registry and the ANZGOSA Oesophagogatric cancer audit to ensure a high standard of surgical care.