I am a surgeon with a major interest in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, weight loss and metabolic surgery. I also maintain a practice in General surgery including Gallbladder disease, hernias, Bowel cancer and Stomach/Esophageal cancer surgery.
I was one of the first surgeons in Melbourne to perform both gastric bypass surgery for obesity and the sleeve gastrectomy. I was trained in the UK and Australia and travelled extensively to understand the disease of obesity and the best possible operation for each individual patient. I spent many hours in England with Shaw Somers, the famous fat doctor who has changed the lives of thousands of patients in the UK. I still talk to Shaw on a regular basis and often will ask Shaw’s opinion for very difficult cases. I often receive referrals from other surgeons for Open revision surgery for obesity given my experience with this complex work. Whilst in the UK, I spent a lot of time performing complex re do work with Shaw and learnt a lot about what works best for patients who have failed previous surgery for obesity.
I firmly believe that there are a lot of individual’s who need extra help to lose weight and become healthy. There is nobody who is beyond help. Even if you have failed other operations for obesity it is still possible to help you achieve good weight loss and improve your health. Sometimes people just had the wrong operation for them and need extra time finding the right solution for them.
I have performed a large number of operations for cancer of the stomach and esophagus. I perform surgery for these cancers with extended lymph node resection and can sometimes do these with keyhole surgery. I attend Multi disciplinary meetings and work closely with other cancer doctors to achieve maximal outcomes.
I also perform operations for gallstones, hernia and am happy to be involved in emergency cases as required.
Aside from medicine, I have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an interest in Supply chain management and operations.