Dr. Tara Luck

Dr Tara Luck

General Surgeon



About Me

I am passionate about surgical excellence, minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures and most importantly, patient-centred care. My goal is to provide you with personalised care by listening to your needs, whilst using advanced techniques to optimise quality of life after surgery. 

Dr Tara Luck is a Consultant General Surgeon operating out of Royal Darwin Hospital, Palmerston Regional Hospital and the Darwin Private Hospital. 

Dr Luck is an associate member of Breast SurgANZ, and works closely with her Plastic Surgical colleagues to provide breast conserving, oncoplastic and reconstructive options for patients with benign and cancerous breast conditions.

Dr Luck also has advanced Fellowship training in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, and is a recognised endoscopist by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia [GESA]. 

While she has a broad experience in many aspects of General Surgery, Dr Luck’s subspecialty interests include :

Anti-reflux & hiatal hernia surgery

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease [GORD] is a common condition, often associated with a hiatus hernia, where acid from the stomach leaks into the oesophagus.  This can be corrected with minimally invasive surgery.

Breast surgery

Breast-conserving surgery is a surgical procedure used to remove early breast cancers, while maintaining the natural breast shape.

Thyroid surgery

Thyroid surgery may be recommended to manage suspicious nodules or large goitres causing obstructive symptoms.

Colorectal surgery

Early cancers can be managed with minimally invasive surgery to remove part of the colon and the draining lymph nodes.

Abdominal wall and groin hernias

Most abdominal wall and inguinal hernias can be repaired using a keyhole technique, which reduces post operative pain and recovery time.

Gallbladder surgery

Gallstone disease can cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating and infection.  This can be managed with minimally invasive surgery to remove the gallbladder.