Professor Glenn Guest

MBBS FRACS BSc(Hons)

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Position
Professor of Surgery with Deakin University and General/Colorectal Surgeon with University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health. Glenn Guest is also the Supervisor of General Surgical trainees for University Hospital Geelong and is Director of the RACS AusAid Timor Leste Surgical Program.  Glenn Guest is also Chair in Surgery at the Epworth Hospital Geelong.

Special interests
Glenn Guest is a General Surgeon with interests in Colorectal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, on which he has published a number of research papers. Glenn Guest also has a special interest in Health in Developing Countries and this is continued on through Specialist Surgical Service visits to Indonesia, East Timor and the Pacific Islands.

Previous appointments
Glenn Guest convened the Victorian Annual General Scientific & Fellowship Meeting in 2009, the 2nd International Medical Development Symposium in 2009, the Geelong Colorectal Nursing Symposiums in 2010 and 2011, the inaugural Management of Surgical Emergencies course (RACS) in 2010, and has been an invited speaker at over 20 local and international conferences.

Glenn Guest trained in Victoria as a General Surgeon and undertook additional Colorectal training through Fellowships at Castle Hill Hospital, UK in 2004 and at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in 2005. Developing a special interest in Surgery in Developing Countries when, as a newly graduated Surgeon, he lived and worked in East Timor around the time of independence in 2002. He continues to undertake development work in Surgery in East Timor, Indonesia, PNG and Fiji. Glenn Guest has contributed significantly to Australia’s relief efforts following natural disasters in the Australasian region, leading a medical team in Banda Aceh after the Asian Tsunami and in Northern Pakistan after the 2005 Earthquake. Glenn Guest is the Director of the RACS/AUSAid Surgical Program to East Timor and a member of the International Committee.

Publications

2020

Watters DA, Tangi V, Guest G, McCaig E, Moate K. Advocacy for global surgery: a Pacific perspective. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2020. [EPub ahead of print]

Latif H, Nagra S, Moore EM, Watters D, Guest G. Patient reported outcomes post emergency laparotomy in a regional centre. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2020;90(S1):67-106.

Nagra S, Kaur B, Singh S, Tangi V, McCaig E, Stupart D, Moore EM, Meera J, Guest GD, Watters DA. How will increasing surgical volume affect mortality in the South Pacific. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2020. doi:10.1111/ans.15989.

Walker H, Liew K, Adams V, Larcombe S, Nagra S, Guest G, Athan E. Medical Education: Necrotising enterocolotis caused by Clostridium perfringens: a life-threatening manifestation of a common foodborne infection. Medical Journal of Australia. 2020. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50568

2019

Bagguley D, Fordyce A, Guterres J, Soares A, Valadares E, Guest GD, Watters D. Access Delays to Essential Surgical Care Using the Three Delays Framework and Bellwether Procedures at Timor Leste’s National Referral Hospital. BMJ Open. 2019 Aug;9(8):e029812.

 

 

Fehlberg T, Rose J, Guest G, Watters D. The Surgical Burden of Disease and Perioperative Mortality in Patients Admitted to Hospitals in Victoria, Australia: a Population-Level Observational Study. British Medical Journal Open Access. 2019 Apr;0:e028671. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028671.

 

 

Crebbin W, Beasley S, Tobin S, Guest G, Duviver R, Watters D. Judgement – Clinical Decision Making as a core surgical competency. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2019 Apr;89:760-763.

 

 

Nguyen ND, Nguyen TT, Nahavandi S, Bhatti A, Guest G. Manipulating soft tissues by deep reinforcement learning for autonomous robotic surgery. IN SysCon 2019 : Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Systems Conference, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/SYSCON.2019.8836924.

 

 

Kebria P, Khosravi A, Nahavandi S, Watters D, Guest G, Shi P. Robust adaptive control of internet-based bilateral teleoperation systems with time-varying delay and model uncertainties. IN SysCon 2019: Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Systems Conference, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 187-192. doi: 10.1109/ICIT.2019.8755182. [Epub ahead of print]

 

 

Sakowska M, Cole JAM, Watters DA, Guest GD. Impact of public-private partnership on a regional colonoscopy service. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2019 Jan;89(5):552-556. doi: 10.1111/ans. 15066.

2018

Fehlberg T, Rose J, Guest G, Watters D. The Surgical Burden of Disease and Perioperative Mortality in Patients Admitted to Hospitals in Victoria, Australia: a Population-Level Observational Study. 2018 Dec [Accepted].

Iqbal S, Khajinoori M, Mooney B. A case report of acalculous cholecystitis due to Salmonella paratyphi B. Radiology Case Reports. 2018 Sep;13:1116-1118.

Kong J, Low D, Wardill D, Stupart D, Guest G, Watters D. Electronic Web-Based Colonoscopy Guidelines: Ease of Use and Improvement in Compliance. World Journal of Colorectal Surgery. 2018 [accepted 29 Aug 2018; E-pub ahead of print].

Watters DA, Tangi V, Guest G, Batten J, Robson SJ, Scott DA, Cooper MG.  Countries and colleges collaborate to improve access in Oceania and Southeast Asia. American College of Surgeons. 2018 May Bulletin.

Watters DA, Guest GD, Tangi V, Shrime MG, Meara JG. Global Surgery System Strengthening: It Is All About the Right Metrics. Anaesthesia Analgesia. 2018 Apr;126(4):1329-1339.

2017

Watters DA, Guest GD, Tangi V, Shrime MG, Meara JG. Global surgery system strengthening: It’s all about the right metrics. Anaesthesia & Analgesia. [Accepted November 2017].

Winter NN, Guest GD, Bozin M, Thomson BN, Mann GB, Tan SBM, Clark DA, Daruwalla J, Muralidharan V, Najan N, Pitcher ME, Vilhelm K, Cox MR, Lane SE, Watters DA. Laparoscopic or open appendicectomy for suspected appendicitis in pregnancy and evaluation of foetal outcome in Australia. ANZ J Surg. 2017. [E-pub ahead of print]

Guest GD, Scott D, Xavier J, Watters DA. Surgical capacity building in Timor-Leste: a review of the first 15 years of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons-led Australian Aid programme: Surgical capacity building in Timor-Leste. ANZ J Surg. 2017. doi:10.1111/ans.13768.

​Stokes MAR, Guest GD, Mamadi P, Seta W, Yaubihi N, Karawiga G, Naidi B, Watters DAK. Measuring the Burden of Surgical Disease Averted by Emergency and Essential Surgical Care in a District Hospital in Papua New Guinea. WJS. 2017. [E-pub ahead of print]

Kong J, Low D, Wardill D, Stupart D, Guest G, Watters D. An Electronic Web-based Colonoscopy Guidelines: Ease Of Use And Improvement In Compliance. WJ Colorectal Surg. 2017;Manuscript 1266.​

Kong J, Low D, Guest G, Watters D. Improving colonoscopy compliance according to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines. Int J Qual Health Care. 2017. [E-pub ahead of print]

2016

Hodgson R, An V, Stupart DA, Guest GD, Watters DAK. Who gets Hartmann's reversed in a regional centre? The surgeon. 2016 Aug;14(4):184-89. doi: 10.1016/j.surge.2014.11.001.

Stupart DA, Sim FW, Chan ZH, Guest GD, Watters DA. Cautery versus scalpel for abdominal skin incisions: a double blind, randomized crossover trial of scar cosmesis. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2016 Apr;86(4):303-6.

Kong J, Low D, Guest G, Watters D. Improving colonoscopy compliance according to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines. International Journal of Quality in Health Care. 2016;submitted.

2015

Nikolovski Z, Watters DAK, Stupart D, Guest GD.  Colorectal multidisciplinary meetings: how do they affect the timeliness of treatment?  ANZ Journal of Surgery. 05/2015; doi:10.1111/ans.13144.


 

2013

Stupart D, Sim FW, Chan ZH, Guest GD, Watters DA. Cautery versus scalpel for abdominal skin incisions: a double blind, randomized crossover trial of scar cosmesis. 2013 Sept;in-print. doi: 10.1111/ans.12434.


Kong CH, Guest GD, Stupart DA, Faragher IG, Chan STF, Watters DA. Recalibration and Validation of a Preoperative Risk Prediction Model for Mortality in Major Colorectal Surgery. Diseases of the colon & Rectum. 2013 Jun;56(7):844-849.


Brockman SF, Scott S, Guest GD, Stupart DA, Ryan S, Watters DAK. Does an Acute Surgical Model increase the rate of negative appendicectomy or perforated appendicitis? ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2013 May;83(10):744-747.


Azher H, Lay J, Stupart DA, Guest GD, Watters DA. Medical student participation in a surgical outpatient clinic: a randomized controlled trial. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2013 Mar;83(6):466-471.

 

2012

McCormick PH, Guest GD, Clark AJ, Petersen D, Clark DA, Stevenson AR, Lumley JW, Stitz RW. The Ideal Ileal-Pouch Design: A Long-Term Randomized Control Trial of J- vs W-Pouch Construction. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. 2012 Dec;55(12):1251-7.


Stupart D, Watters DA, Guest GD, Cuthbert V, Ryan S. Dedicated emergency theatres improve service delivery and surgeons' job satisfaction. 2012 Nov;83(7-8):549-553.


Thompson EG, Gower ST, Beilby DS, Sophie S, Tomlinson S, Guest GD, et al. Enhanced recovery after surgery program for elective abdominal surgery at three Victorian hospitals. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. 2012 May;40(3):450-9.

 

2009

Ragg JL, Watters DA, Guest GD. Preoperative risk stratification for mortality and major morbidity in major colorectal surgery. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2009 Jul;52(7):1296-303.


Moore EM, Sanders KM, Guest GD, Watters DAK. Are the guidelines set by the Australian Endocrine Surgeons AES06/01 group valid? ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2009 May;79:A22.


Guest GD, Watters DA, Green R, Bourke J, Ward R, Plueckhahn D. Seeing is believing: A new way to look at histopathology results. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2009 May;79:A27.


Hoh SM, Guest GD, Watters DA. Diverticular disease: The management of acute presentations and its outcome - A regional hospital's experience. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2009 May;79:A67.


Holmes MJ, Guest GD, Watters DA. Multidisciplinary meetings in colorectal cancer - Do they make a difference? ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2009 May;79:A15.


Watters DA, D'Souza B, Guest G, Wardill D, Levy S, O'Keefe M, et al. Training in the private sector: what works and how do we increase opportunities? ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2009 Mar;79(3):138-42.

 

2007

Ragg J, Guest GD, Thorne M, Watters D, Hurley J, Crowley S. Introduction of Laparoscopic Resectional Colorectal Surgery to Naive Hospital. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2007 May;77:A75.

 

2006

Merry C, Goodall-Wilson D, Guest G, Papas C, Selvidge J, Watters DA. The surgical trainee log we need: minimum of work, maximum of output. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2006 Mar;76(3):185-9.


Waxman BP, Guest GD, Atkinson RN. Disaster Preparedness and Humanitarian Aid - The Medical Response to the Indian Ocean Disaster: Lessons learnt, Recommendations and RACS actions. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2006 Jan;76:1-3.

 

2005

Guest GD, Soldanha S, Walbheim T. Back to basics: Managing Gunshot injuries in East Timor. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2005 Apr;75:220-224.

 

2000

Guest GD, Fink RL. Metastatic Crohn's disease: case report of an unusual variant and review of the literature. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2000 Dec;43(12):1764-6.