Location: 58 Ward Street,
North Adelaide
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dr Nick Rieger

Meet Nick, General, Colorectal & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon.

Nick can be best described as authentic, compassionate and dedicated to the needs of his patients. His wit, positivity and warm fun-loving nature makes him extremely popular with staff and patients. He creates a relaxed environment in which his patients feel understood and nurtured at times when they need it most.

Nick specialises in all aspects of colorectal and general surgery with a particular interest in laparoscopic procedures for hernia repair and colorectal conditions. He performs open and advanced laparoscopic colorectal and general surgery, treatment of anorectal conditions, and is accredited in Endoscopy and Colonoscopy procedures with GESA.

Nick graduated from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 1987. In 1995 Nick obtained General Surgical Fellowship, after spending time in the UK at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. In 1998 Nick went on to complete a master’s degree in surgery – ‘Anal sphincter injury in child birth’.  Nick then resided in Melbourne and Brisbane for two years, specialising in colorectal surgery as part of the Australian and New Zealand Training Program in Colorectal Surgery. He returned to Adelaide in 1999 where he has since been working in private practice. He has been a consultant surgeon at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and The Royal Adelaide Hospital and is currently a Visiting Surgeon at The Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

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In addition, Nick has obtained a Graduate Diploma in Mathematics (statistics) from Swinburne University, Melbourne in 1999. Nick has published widely and given numerous scientific talks nationally and internationally.

Nick enjoys educating, having held the position of Senior lecturer and Associate Professor in Surgery between 1999 and 2015 at the University of Adelaide. He will often have medical students work alongside him when consulting and operating and he is heavily involved with Malpa – training Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children – 9-12 year olds – to become young Doctors. Nick holds position of Associate Professor at Flinders University School of Medicine and convenes regular courses for senior surgeons related to advanced hernia surgery. Nick spent years (2014-2021) as chairman of the Credentialling and Medical Advisory Committee at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital.

Dr Rieger is very proud to be teaching young doctors at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital for Indigenous child health. Watch the video of young doctors ‘Shadowing’ Dr Rieger https://www.malpa.org.au/inspiring

Nick and his practice partner have a close connection with Monarto Safari Park, visiting and performing surgery on the chimpanzee community.

When Nick is not with his patients you will find him spending time with his wife and their beloved pets.  He enjoys spending time at his farm, riding tractors, chopping firewood and taking care of his farm animals. Nick and his wife enjoy relaxing weekends at the beach, walking their dogs, nights out at the theatre and spending time with family and friends.

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