In 2014 she undertook subspecialty training in breast, endocrine and surgical oncology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia. This is a high volume department of surgery with one of Australia’s most well established breast cancer and oncoplastic surgery units.
In 2015 a 2nd year of subspecialty training was completed in Perth, Western Australia. As one of the busiest breast units in WA a broad exposure to malignant and benign breast disease was encountered.
Both the South and West Australian experiences entailed comprehensive multi-disciplinary care of patients from pre- operative assessment through to post-operative care and longer term follow up.
Conditions managed include benign and malignant conditions of the breast as well as thyroid and parathyroid disease. From 2018 and 2020 she worked as a VMO at Liverpool Hospital and continues working at Breast Screen Northern Sydney/Central Coast.
- Newborn Health Care including infant colic, reflux and GIT disorder
- Chronic Complex Care including patients with physical and learning disabilities
- General Paediatrics from newborns to adolescents
Dr. De Lacavalerie is a specialist Colorectal and General Surgeon. She has a particular interest in advanced surgical techniques such as laparoscopic (keyhole) transanal and robotic surgery for conditions of the bowel including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis and diverticular disease. She also manages other benign anorectal and pelvic floor conditions such as rectal prolapse, anal fissure/fistula, hemorrhoids and functional conditions such as obstructive defecation and faecal incontinence. Her clinical practice includes general and acute surgical conditions such as hernia operations, gallstones and endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy and colonoscopies).After receiving her Medical qualifications (MBBS). She started her surgical training in London, completing the Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Penelope then relocated to Australia and undertook her specialist general surgical training at Bankstown Hospital, Sydney. She subsequently achieved the Fellowship in General Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Following to this, she pursued a Surgeon Scientist career undertaking further studies for a higher degree at the University of New South Wales – Sydney. She is currently writing her Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) dissertation at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Dr. D e Lacavalerie subsequently pursued post- Fellowship training with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ), receiving further 2 years specialization in advanced colorectal skills in Sydney. Her Colorectal training included Robotic surgery. Dr. De Lacavalerie is passionate about providing holistic care for all her patients and in particular to women with endometriosis and functional problems of the pelvic floor. She collaborates with Gynaecology specialists on a regular basis at Nepean Private Hospital. She is a fully certified specialist in gastroscopy and colonoscopy and she also has experience in performing transrectal ultrasounds, anal manometry and pudendal nerve latency in the management of anorectal and pelvic floor conditions.