Introducing the Caboolture Hospital general surgical team

May 06, 2021

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Caboolture Hospital is entering a new and exciting era, expanding through a redevelopment project and growing the services offered to the local community.

Caboolture Hospital Surgical Services would like to introduce their specialist surgical team. It's important that patients are treated close to home, and the team at Caboolture Hospital encourage local GPs to refer to our specialist surgeons.

Keep reading for information on the referral process or scroll down to meet the team.

The referral process

Please review the outpatient referral guidelines found under Specialist Outpatient Services prior to completing your referral. This is to ensure you have included all essential information and investigations prior to referral to triage your patient correctly.

When referring to outpatients we encourage GPs to refer electronically; GP Smart Referrals makes this easy. It advises GPs of essential clinical information required in a referral, allows you to attach images to your referral and indicates current outpatient wait times in each facility.

For assistance setting up on GP Smart Referrals contact your Brisbane North PHN Primary Care Liaison Officer. If you don’t use GP Smart Referrals, you can also use e-referral templates using Medical Objects to send a referral to the Metro North HHS Central Patient Intake Unit.

Need specialist advice before making a referral?

There are several specialist advice services available to GPs, including the ED Specialist Advice Line (Virtual ED) and the Residential Aged Care District Assessment and Referral Service (RADAR).

To find all the specialist advice options available to GPs, please visit the Metro North Health website.

Caboolture Hospital Surgical Services team

Dr Rasika Hendahewa

A/Medical lead surgical services and Director of Surgery
MBBS.MS, Dip (Lap surgery) FRACS, MRCS, FICS

General, Breast, Endocrine, Colorectal, Anti-reflux, Complex Hernia, Paediatric Hernia, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endo Colonoscopy

Dr Sujith Ratnayake


General Surgery, Breast, Endocrine, Colorectal, Varicose Veins, Complex Hernia, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endo Colonoscopy

Dr Vinay Gounder


General, Breast, Endocrine and Oncoplastic

Dr Daniel Mehanna

MBBS, BSc(med), FRACS, Diploma Laparoscopic Surgery

General and Laparoscopic surgery, Thyroid, Colorectal, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endo Colonoscopy

Dr Boris Strekozov


General surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Breast surgery and Colorectal Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endo Colonoscopy

Dr Dinesh Ratnapala

Joining the team in May 2021

General surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Breast surgery and Colorectal Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endo Colonoscopy

Health Pathways – General Surgery

HealthPathways is an online decision support tool for GPs, supported by Queensland Health.

Brisbane North HealthPathways contains management guidelines developed by our local GP Clinical Editor, reviewed by local subject matter experts, as well as local referral information.

There are now over 300 conditions covered in a range of specialities.

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