From Iraq to Rockhampton, Dr Wisam Alkidady looks forward to working in Central Queensland.
From Iraq to Rockhampton, Dr Wisam Alkidady looks forward to working in Central Queensland.

Passionate about laparoscopy

ROCKHAMPTON Hospital has welcomed a new surgeon to its team.

Dr Wisam Alkidady, a surgeon for 22 years, has moved to Rockhampton from Wollongong.

His main interest is in colorectal surgery and he is passionate about laparoscopic procedures.

This is key-hole surgery, which produces small wounds, less pain and early discharge – a benefit to patients and also to hospital resources.

“Surgery is in my blood,” Dr Alkidady said.

“You really feel like you are doing something worthwhile. A patient comes in with a surgical problem and you do the operation and often the next day the patient goes home.

“We see the fruits of our labour. I love people and I care about their health,” he said.

Dr Alkidady trained in Iraq and has worked as a consultant surgeon in Iraq, Jordan, Libya, the United Kingdom and Dubai.

He completed additional training in Australia and is fully registered with dual fellowships with the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Australia is now home and Dr Alkidady has applied for permanent residency.

“Australia and New Zealand are the best places to live because they are far away from trouble. They are safe and secure,” he said.

He is enjoying life in Rockhampton.

“I am still acquainting myself to the place. It is nice and quiet and I'm starting to love it and love the hospital.”

Outside of work, Dr Alkidady loves soccer and will be looking for a club to play for when he's more settled.

He also loves music.



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