Dr Markus Trochsler (MD, MMIS, FMH, FRACS), is the head of Head of the Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide and a specialist surgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Born and educated in Switzerland, he gained specialist recognition in General Surgery in both Switzerland (FMH) and Australia (FRACS) before pursuing subspecialty training in Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary surgery in Adelaide. He completed a Master in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Adelaide.

A Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Adelaide, he is actively involved in research and teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students. His research interest is focused on postoperative adhesion formation and outcome analysis after liver surgery, and he has written numerous book chapters and published over thirty research publications. He has also secured competitive research grants totalling over $4 million.

In 2020, he performed the first PIPAC procedure for gastric cancer in in Australia.

Areas of expertise:

  • Laparoscopic treatment for reflux disease (GORD) and hiatus hernia
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Gastric bypass and sleeve)
  • Liver and Pancreas Surgery
  • Peritoneal surface cancer surgery (HIPEC and PIPAC)
  • General Surgical Procedures (skin lesions, lipomas and cysts, treatment of Carpal tunnel syndrome, vasectomies)
  • Endoscopy of oesophagus and stomach


  • Head of Upper GI and Hepatobiliary Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Upper GI Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital / Royal Adelaide Hospital

  • phone: +61 8222 6757

Private Practice