Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

We undertake traditional and modern surgical techniques for many general surgical conditions, endoscopy and sub-specialty surgical conditions. See list below, descriptions of major conditions and procedures, along with FAQs. Please feel free to contact us. Additionally, our clinical care-coordinator and our friendly staff receptionist will be able to assist you and your patient with all aspects of surgery and peri-operative care.

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Hernia Repair

Many hernias do not cause problems such as pain and blockage. However, once a hernia is established, they do not disappear as the defect or hole is present. Over time, they tend to increase in size. Sometimes, they can impair patient’s ability to function normally. Sometimes they are unsightly and occasionally can result in a surgical emergency. An emergency in this setting occurs when the hernia is stuck and painful or red. Do seek help quickly. Surgery for hernia aims to correct the mechanical defect and minimizing future recurrences. The surgeon will need to take into account the type of hernia, location and important patient factors prior to repair.

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

We utilize the latest techniques of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and enhanced recovery program (ERP) to minimize any impact of surgery.

Reflux & Heartburn

Diagnosis of reflux: Gastroscopy (using a flexible telescope to examine the oesophagus and stomach) is a simple day procedure performed with light anaesthetic that is very useful for examining for evidence of reflux and evaluating the health of the oesophagus. Other special tests, or occasionally an x-ray, may be used. Reflux Treatment & Reflux Surgery: A combination of simple dietary changes and lifestyle adjustments may help in controlling reflux symptoms. Proton Pump Inhibitors may work by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach so that any reflux fluid is no longer acidic. When medications and lifestyle measures do not control the symptoms adequately, surgery to reinforce the valve at the lower end of the oesophagus may be appropriate.

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Bowel Cancer and Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer

Like many major parts of the body, the stomach can have non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) conditions. Benign conditions could range from ulcers of various causes to growths from polyps. Most times, the diagnosis is made on gastroscopy and biopsies. Once a diagnosis of gastric cancer is made, the second step is to undertake a “staging” process. This “staging” process essentially tells the surgeon its location, extent or spread. This allows a treatment plan that may include an operation. Often chemotherapy and possibly radiotherapy may take place prior to surgery. After surgery, the course of chemotherapy is completed.

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

We undertake traditional and modern surgical techniques for many general surgical conditions, endoscopy and sub-specialty surgical conditions.

 

 

MELBOURNE LOCATIONS

BULLEEN

Suite 3/195 Thompsons Rd,
Bulleen, VIC 3105
Tel: (03) 9852 3777
Fax: (03) 9852 0014

Advanced Surgical Bulleen

3/195 Thompsons Rd, Manningham VIC 3105, Australia

BUNDOORA

1a/445 Grimshaw St,
Bundoora, VIC 3083
Tel: (03) 9852 3777
Fax: (03) 9852 0014

Bundoora

1a/445 Grimshaw St, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia

MARIBYRNONG

Suite 104, 1 Thomas Holmes St,
Maribyrnong, VIC 3032

 

Maribyrnong

1 Thomas Holmes St,
Maribyrnong Vic 3032, Australia

 

 

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