Surgical Specialities

Experts in plastic and reconstructive surgery

Calvary Wakefield Surgicentre plastic and reconstructive surgeons are members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

They are highly qualified and experienced in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, including:

  • Abdominoplasty (‘tummy tuck’ to remove excess fat and skin due to weight loss, pregnancy or muscle fatigue)
  • Breast reconstruction surgery for women and men
  • Hand surgery to release compressed nerves in elbows and hands (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Lacerations and repair of tendons and nerves (referred via Wakefield Emergency Department)
  • Liposuction to any part of the body (reduces fat deposits)
  • Rhinoplasty (reshaping the nose)
  • Skin cancer removal
  • Melanoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
  • Skin grafts and skin flaps to correct defects
  • Upper and lower eye lid surgery

What is the difference between reconstructive and cosmetic surgery?

According to the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), plastic surgery has two branches, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive  plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is a subspecialty of the broader field of plastic surgery and one in which many plastic surgeons choose to specialise.

Cosmetic surgery is designed to improve a person’s visual appearance by altering or reshaping a bodily feature whereas plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.

Reconstructive surgery is concerned with improving bodily function and is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by inherited defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumours or disease.

Specialist training

In Australia, a plastic surgeon is a recognised specialist surgeon who has successfully completed the intensive training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in plastic surgery.

All Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) are qualified surgeons who have completed at least 12 years’ medical and surgical education, including at least five years of specialist postgraduate training in their area of specialisation.

Treating ear, nose and throat problems

Calvary Wakefield Surgicentre ENT Surgeon, Mr Darcy Economos, is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons working from his specialist rooms conveniently located at 316 Wakefield Street.

Mr Economos offers a range of procedures to treat ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems in adults and children, within the day surgery environment.

He specialises in the following procedures:

  • Myringotomy surgery (surgical placement of tubes into a child’s eardrum to help drain fluid)
  • Grommet surgery to allow air into the space behind the eardrum to reduce the risk of fluid build-up in children and adults
  • FESS (Functional endoscopic sinus surgery) to open the sinuses and treat chronic sinus infections
  • Submucous resection (correction of a deviated nasal septum) and turbinate surgery (to open up obstructed airway passages) and improve nasal breathing
  • Rhinoplasty (reshaping the nose)
  • Septoplasty (straightening the nasal septum to improve nasal breathing)

Specialist training

In Australia, an ENT surgeon is a recognised specialist surgeon who has completed the intensive training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in ear, nose and throat surgery.

All Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) are qualified surgeons who have completed at least 12 years’ medical and surgical education, including at least five years of specialist postgraduate training in their area of specialisation.

Calvary Wakefield Surgicentre provides specialised dental care for children ranging from 12 months old to young people aged up to 18 years including:

  • Extraction (removal of teeth)
  • Fillings
  • Restoration (e.g. repair of teeth that have a reduced amount of enamel or have been damaged in an accident)
  • X-rays

Paediatric Dentristry

Meet our Specialists


When considering any surgeon, we recommend that you check their credentials with:

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

 03 9249 1200

 www.surgeons.org

The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

 1300 367 446

 www.plasticsurgery.org.au