Mr Michael Hii is an Upper Gastro Intestinal surgeon, who specializes in diseases of the oesophagus, stomach and adrenal glands. Mr Hii completed training in general surgery in Melbourne and then went on to fulfil an additional three years of specialization in some of the best centres in the world for oesophago-gastric surgery. He currently works as a specialist consultant at St Vincent's Public Hospital and Box Hill Public Hospital. He runs a private practice seeing patients in East Melbourne, Box Hill, Bendigo and Werribee.
Mr Hii has particular skills in treating oesophageal cancer and stomach cancer, reflux disease, hiatal hernia and diseases of the adrenal glands. He is able to perform all of these surgeries using keyhole techniques, and many patients have benefited from this minimally invasive surgery compared to the more routine open surgery.
Appointed at two major metropolitan tertiary referral centres, and partner in a busy private practice, Mr Hii also publishes extensively and has presented around the world speaking on topics related to his area of specialty. As such he is completely up to date with the most modern techniques and developments in the areas of upper GI surgery.
Mr Michael Hii is dedicated to achieving the best results from surgery and committed to working with patients to deal with oesophago-gastric problems. He has helped many thousands of patients overcome serious medical disorders and improve their quality and quantity of life.
Michael provides the following services:
- Oesophagectomy (removal of the oesophagus)
- Gastrectomy (removal of the stomach)
- Hiatal hernia repair
- Anti reflux surgery
- Heller’s myotomy (for achalasia)
- Adrenalectomy (removal of the adrenal gland)
- Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
- Gastric Banding for Obesity
- Sleeve Gastrectomy for Obesity
- Gastric Bypass for Obesity
All of these are usually performed via keyhole surgery (unless specific patient circumstances require open surgery).
Education and experience
- Oesophago-Gastric surgery fellow, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, 2011-2012
- Obesity surgery fellow, Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital, Brisbane, 2011
- Upper GI and HPB fellow, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, 2010
- Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), General Surgery, 2009
- Post Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, Melbourne University Private, 2005
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Melbourne University, 2000
- Bachelor of Medical Science, Melbourne University, 2000
- Click here to see a list of publications, presentations and current research interests.
- Michael Hii and the team at Melbourne Gastro Oesophageal Surgery team are extensively involved in research ensuring patients receive the most up to date and effective treatments.
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, ASSET course instructor 2012 - ongoing
- Melbourne University, Honorary Clinical Lecturer 2012 - ongoing
- University of Queensland, Senior Lecturer 2012 - ongoing
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Surgical Convenor, Advanced Surgical Training Program Registrar Lecture Series 2009 - 2010
- Eastern Health, Surgical Convenor, Surgical registrar teaching program 2009
- Eastern Health, Lecturer to medical students and interns 2009
- Department of Anatomy, Melbourne University Medical School, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Tutor 2005
Public Hospital Appointments
- Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, St Vincents Health, Melbourne
- Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Eastern Health, Melbourne
- FRACS - fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
- ANZGOSA - Australia and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery Association
- ANZHPBA - Australia and New Zealand Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
- OSSANZ - Obesity Surgery Society of Australian and New Zealand
- ACMAV - Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria
- AMA - Australian Medical Association
- GSA - General Surgeons Australia
FRACS, MBBS, BMedSci, PGDipSurgAnat
Oesophago-Gastric, Bariatric and General Surgeon
Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland
Clinical Lecturer, University of Melbourne