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The Acute Abdomen

Associated Professor Matt Rickard

Associated Professor Matt Rickard has put together a short presentation on the Acute Abdomen. He goes through the appropriate assessment (history, examination and tests); when and when not to operate and appropriate incisions.

Associate Professor Matt Rickard is a colorectal surgeon at Concord Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He has extensive experience in advanced colorectal, surgical techniques, colorectal cancer, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease and surgical epidemiology. 

Following graduation with honours from the University of Sydney, he undertook further surgical training locally (receiving a Masters degree in Epidemiology) and internationally. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Australia and New Zealand Training Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and has been Chairman of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a councillor of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand. He is the Head of Department of Colorectal Surgery at Concord Hospital.

During his training he worked in Kenya for a year and South Africa for a year. Since commencing practice, he has volunteered in Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, the Solomon Islands, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Timor- Leste.