Associate Professor Stuart Kostalas

Associate Professor Stuart Kostalas

Conjoint Associate Professor

MB(Hons1), MM(Clin Epi), MSc(Oxon), MBiostatistics, FRACP

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

I have been located in Port Macquarie since 2013 where i work as a clinical gastroenterologist. My education includes an undergraduate medical degree, a masters degree in medicine (clinical epidemiology), a masters degree in science from the University of Oxford (in evidence based health care and medical statistics), and a fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Port Macquarie Gastroenterology 5/12 Highfields Cct, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Dierick NR; Nicholson BD; Fanshawe TR; Sundaralingam P; Kostalas SN, 2024, 'Serrated polyposis syndrome: defining the epidemiology and predicting the risk of dysplasia', BMC Gastroenterology, 24,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ikezawa N; Toyonaga T; Tanaka S; Yoshizaki T; Takao T; Abe H; Sakaguchi H; Tsuda K; Urakami S; Nakai T; Harada T; Miura K; Yamasaki T; Kostalas S; Morita Y; Kodama Y, 2022, 'Feasibility and safety of endoscopic submucosal dissection for lesions in proximity to a colonic diverticulum', Clinical Endoscopy, 55, pp. 417 - 425,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang LY; Tikhe D; Ermerak GG; Lee H; Letisia Sin HC; Hourigan LF; Kostalas S; Bassan MS, 2021, 'ID: 3522357 FULLY COVERED METAL BILIARY STENTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED RATES OF POST-ERCP PANCREATITIS', Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 93, pp. AB152 - AB152,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Koh YX; Longfield G; Kostalas S, 2016, 'Gastrointestinal: Obscure overt gastrointestinal bleed from jejunal diverticula, a diagnostic challenge', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia), 31, pp. 521,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kostalas S, 2014, 'Re: Accuracy of visual prediction of pathology of colorectal polyps: How accurate are we?', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84, pp. 697 - 697,
    Journal articles | 2007
    Kostalas S, 2007, 'Clinical paradigms revisited.', The Medical journal of Australia, 186, pp. 383,
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Zhang L; Tikhe D; Sin L; Lee H; Emerak G; Edwards P; Abi-Hanna D; Hourigan L; Kostalas S; Bassan M, 2020, 'Fully covered metal biliary stents are associated with increased rates of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis', in JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, WILEY, pp. 11 - 12,
    Conference Abstracts | 2010
    Gifford AJ; Jones PS; Khasraw M; Kostalas S; Gill AJ, 2010, '16. Primary choriocarcinoma of the colon – a case report', in Pathology, Elsevier BV, Vol. 42, pp. S85 - S86,

I have clinical research interests in

1. Endoscopic resection of early gastrointestional neoplasia / Full thickness resection of gastrointestional tract lesions / Advanced interventional Endoscopy

2. Quality in Endoscopy

3. Serrated Polyps / Serrated Polyposis Syndrome (SPS)

Serrated polyps, their epidemiology, detection, optimal resection and risk prediction modelling for dysplastic SSLs forms a large part of my research focus.