Cino Bendinelli




Dr Cino Bendinelli is a double certified General Surgeon specialising in endocrine surgery. He performs more than 200 minimally-invasive and traditional thyroid and parathyroid procedures per year. He has vast experience in laparoscopic (key-hole) management of gallbladder complaints, inguinal and incisional hernia, adrenal pathology and colon cancer.

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  • Name : Cino Bendinelli
  • Age : 50 Years Old
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  • Address : Newcastle Private Hospital, NSW, Australia
Dr Cino Bendinelli

Dr Bendinelli obtained his Medical Degree with honors from the University of Pisa, Italy, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He operates at Newcastle Private Hospital and John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, NSW, and has a particular interest in thyroid, parathyroid and neck surgery.


Dr Bendinelli is an active clinical researcher and academic. Current research focuses on post-operative outcomes in patients undergoing parathyroid surgery. He has also published research in areas including minimally-invasive video-assisted thyroid and parathyroid surgery; traditional versus laparoscopic approaches to adrenal surgery; minimally-invasive parathyroidectomy in pregnancy; and acute management of retrosternal goitre. As conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, NSW, he tutors and examines undergraduate medical students as well as post-graduate students. Since 2008 he has held the position of Deputy Director of the Trauma Unit at John Hunter Hospital (the busiest Trauma Centre in NSW). He is heavily involved in Emergency General Surgery.

Private and public practice
Dr Bendinelli consults and operates both in public and private hospitals.
Technical aspects
Thyroid Surgery

The thyroid gland sits at the front of the neck beneath the Adam’s apple. It comprises two lobes, which wrap around the windpipe in a butterfly shape. The thyroid absorbs iodine from the diet to produce hormones that regulate metabolism. The main hormones are T3 and T4. These hormones regulate the speed at which food is broken down and converted to energy. They also influence body temperature, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, energy levels and mood.

Parathyroid Surgery

The parathyroid glands are four pea-sized glands in the neck. They are normally found in pairs on each side of the neck adjacent to the thyroid gland. Their function is unrelated to the thyroid gland and they share the name only because of their location; ‘para’ is derived from the Greek for ‘beside’: para(beside)thyroid.

Gallbladder Surgery

Gallstone disease is a common indication for removal of the gallbladder (in order to prevent life threatening complications such as: pancreatitis, jaundice, cholangitis). The procedure, known as cholecystectomy, is performed by keyhole laparoscopic surgery.

Hernia Surgery

Hernias occur due to a weakness or tear in the surrounding structure of an organ or body tissue. This defect allows organs and tissue to bulge, or herniate, into another area of the body. There are several different types of hernias but the surgical treatment of them all relies on the same principle of restoring everything in its proper place and repairing the hole. The aim of hernia surgery is to prevent life-threatening bowel strangulation and therefore avoid emergency surgery.

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It gives me great pleasure to document my recent surgical experience under Dr Cino Bendinelli for the removal of an overactive parathyroid gland from my neck prior to my 84th birthday. I felt at ease immediately with Dr Bendinelli at my first consultation. I recommend him to you.

John K
Forster, NSW

It was a pleasure to see Rina 6 weeks after video-assisted minimally-invasive parathyroidectomy by Cino Bendinelli. She has been cured from hyperparathyroidism and her energy levels have bounced back. Her scar is barely visible.

Rina W.
Newcastle, NSW - Follow-up letter from Endocrinologist

It is with utmost gratitude that I write this testimony for the excellent care I received from the very capable and compassionate Dr Bendinelli, his efficient and kind secretary Sue and the uplifting staff at Newcastle Private Hospital during my treatment and surgery.

Barbara W
East Maitland, NSW


Get In Touch With Me

Patients with private health insurance wishing to arrange a consultation at the Newcastle Private Specialist Medical Suites can telephone the practice personal assistant, Sue, on 0427 551 912. Referrals should be faxed to (02) 4985 5545 or posted to PO Box 264, New Lambton, NSW 2305. Public patients who wish to make an appointment at the outpatient clinic at John Hunter Hospital should arrange for a referral to be faxed to (02) 4985 5545. Dr Bendinelli’s personal assistant at John Hunter Hospital can be contacted on (02) 4922 3530.