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Meet The Team

Dr. Christian Connors
It is with pleasure Mater Misericordiae Hospital Mackay introduces:

Dr. Christian Connors


General Surgeon and Endoscopist

After growing up in the Mackay region and starting my medical career at the Mackay Base Hospital I’m excited to make the move into Private General Surgical Practice at the Mater Hospital Mackay.
I graduated from University of Queensland Medical School and completed my internship at the Mackay Base Hospital before leaving to continue my surgical training at the Townsville General Hospital. I further broadened my skills at Cairns Base Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital before being awarded my Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and returning to Mackay to accept a post as a Staff General Surgeon at Mackay Base Hospital. My skills progressed while working at Mackay Base Hospital and I fulfilled the requirements for the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) in Endoscopy and Colonoscopy.

During my training I have developed a broad interest in caring for patients with Breast Cancer, Colorectal and Skin Cancer. I also provide services for Endoscopy/Colonoscopy, Hernia repairs, Laparoscopic surgery and Port-a-cath Insertions.

On a professional note I continue a role with JCU in educating medical students and enjoy passing on my skills to surgical registrars.

When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time on the water or keeping fit.

I look forward to working with you in the future.

Dr. Christian Connors.
Surgery Room — Surgical Care in North Mackay, QLD
Central QLD Surgical Care has all the benefits of being founded by Mackay locals. The quality of our medical services are defined by the responsibilities we feel for our own community.

Our surgeons regularly take up theatre duty at the local hospitals in Mackay, Moranbah and Proserpine.

Our medical centre was established to provide more immediate surgical care for people in Mackay, as well as those from Moranbah, Sarina, Clermont, Dysart, Whitsunday, Bowen, Proserpine, and Airlie Beach.

Medical Services at Central QLD Surgical Centre

We have access to operating theatre facilities. Endoscopy and laparoscopy procedures are undertaken here on a daily basis at the Mater Mackay and The Mackay Day Specialist Hospitals so patients who need the benefits of keyhole surgery are well cared for at Central QLD Surgical Care. Compared to open surgery, recovery after a keyhole procedure is, in almost all cases, less complicated and quick.

Patients of all ages‚ from infants to seniors, will find themselves in the hands of skilled surgeons at our Mackay medical centre. The services we offer are backed by impeccable qualifications and well-regarded medical affiliations.

Most of the time, patients will come to us with referrals from other medical practitioners, however, there are also occasions when we will refer patients to specialists from our network of medical professionals.

At all times, our singular focus is on the best health outcome for you.

You can always trust the team at Central QLD Surgical Care for compassionate, attentive and thorough professional care. From our initial discussions with you—answering all your questions directly and honestly to help you understand every aspect of the process—to providing you with post-operative advice for successful recovery, we want your experience to be as free of stress as possible.

Choosing Central QLD Surgical Care

We are committed to providing you with the highest standards of patient care. Along with the latest in surgical technology, we insist on keeping our skills and knowledge updated to ensure your health outcome is as successful as can be.

We provide a wide range of surgical procedures, including laparoscopic procedures, hernia repair, gall bladder surgery, circumcisions, vasectomies, and more.

We also screen for bowel, breast and skin cancers.

Our team of medical professionals are here to work with your general practitioner to provide you with the highest level of surgical care.

If you are worried about any aspect of an upcoming surgery and would like to learn more about it, or about any of our surgical procedures, please contact us at our Central QLD Surgical Centre. We will do what we can to provide you with the information you need to ease your mind and give you clarity.
Christian Beardsley
Christian Beardsley is a General Surgeon with sub-speciality expertise in Endocrine, Vascular and Colo-Rectal Surgery.

Christian’s alma mater was Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Through this network he received a true generalist training having trained in major regional centres across NSW and the ACT. He has had exposure to General, ENT, Thoracic and Vascular surgery.

He was an advanced trainee at the Tweed Colorectal Unit, the RPAH Upper GI unit and the RPAH vascular unit. He was a senior registrar at the Chris O”Brien Breast & Endocrine unit and working Sydney’s largest cancer centre fuelled his passion for surgical oncology.

After completing his general surgical training, Christian completed further subspecialty training as a fellow in Orange Regional Health Service. Here he gained further exposure to Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery, Vascular surgery and Colorectal surgery.

His main areas of interest are Endocrine Surgery, Varicose Veins, Endoscopy and Colorectal surgery. He has an interest in both Endocrine and Colorectal surgical oncology. His main vascular focus is on varicose veins, fistula surgery and the assessment and treatment of peripheral limb vascular disease. He is keen to act as interface between dedicated vascular surgeons in other centres and Mackay and where feasible providing general vascular services in Mackay.

Christian is an affiliate surgeon of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeon’s Society (ASCRS), as well a member of the Vascular and Endovascular Society (VESS). He holds recognition for endoscopy with Conjoint Committee and has GESA accreditation for gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

Christian was drawn to Mackay by the marine lifestyle and warm waters, and is an avid cyclist.