Peninsula Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Peninsula Private Hospital specialist Charles Pilgrim

A/Prof Charles Pilgrim


Dr Charles Pilgrim is an General Surgeon with an interest in the Upper-GI, offering surgery for gallstones, hernia and weight loss surgery as well as treatment for cancer and other disorders of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts (HPB surgery).

He performs key-hole surgery (robotic and laparoscopic surgery) for many upper gastrointestinal disorders, including weight loss surgery as well as open and robotic hernia surgery.


  • M.B.B.S Hons (Monash University)
  • F.R.A.C.S. (General Surgery, 2004 –2008)
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Fellowship, The Alfred (2008/09)
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2012
  • Surgical Oncology HPB Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA (2012/13)
  • F.A.C.S. (International Fellow, American College of Surgeons)


  • Peninsula Private Hospital
  • Frankston Hospital
  • The Alfred Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School, Monash University
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (ADF)


  • SSO
  • ASCO
  • AMMA

Scope of Practice:

Charles offers the full range of the most up-to-date and evidence based surgical procedures for surgery of the liver, biliary tract, pancreas and stomach as well as general and upper gastrointestinal laparoscopic and robotic procedures. He is also accredited by GESA to perform gastroscopy.

Charles has also published extensively in many high impact factor peer-reviewed journals on many upper gastrointestinal topics and also on trauma surgery.

He performs surgery for:

  • gallbladder and gallstones
  • hernia repair (inguinal and incisional), robotic, open and laparoscopic
  • bariatric weight loss surgery
  • pancreas cancer
  • primary and secondary liver cancer
  • biliary tract and gallbladder cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
  • neuroendocrine cancer

New referrals are welcome, with minimal waiting times currently offered for appointments.

Charles is also happy to be contacted directly by general practitioners to discuss the management of patients