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Melbourne Weight Loss- Box Hill Hospital

Melbourne Weight Loss- Box Hill Hospital

Show Phone NumberNelson Road, Box Hill, VIC, 3128Australia
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
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Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Adjustable Gastric Banding
Gastric Bypass
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Mini-gastric bypass
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Orbera Intra-Gastric Balloon
Revision Bariatric Surgery
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About Melbourne Weight Loss- Box Hill Hospital

Melbourne Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery

Melbourne Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery is a practice which specializes in the care of patients with problems of the stomach and oesophagus. Doctors Michael Hii and Salena Ward are extensively trained surgeons who perform surgery for cancerous and non cancerous conditions of the oesophagus and stomach, as well as multiple weight loss surgical procedures after a thorough clinical assessment and consultation.

Consultations are offered across much of Melbourne, including Box Hill, Bundoora, Burwood, East Melbourne,Lilydale and Werribee.

Both surgeons have worked for many years in Melbourne, having undergone initial surgical training at St Vincent’s, The Alfred and Box Hill hospitals and then have spent several years training in Upper Gastrointestinal (Upper GI) Surgery and Obesity Surgery in Melbourne, interstate and overseas.

Dr Hii and Dr Ward offer thorough consultation and assessment in order to help patients make informed decisions about their conditions and potential surgical procedures. They believe that optimal surgical performance and attention to detail while caring for patients is essential for achieving the best results.

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  • FRACGP - Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Australia) 
  • FRACS - Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Australia) 
  • MBBS - Bachelor of Medical and Bachelor of Surgery (Australia) 
  • AMA - Australian Medical Association (Australia) 
  • RACS - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Australia) 


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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Orbera Intra-Gastric Balloon
Adjustable Gastric Banding
Gastric Bypass
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Mini-gastric bypass
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Revision Bariatric Surgery

General Practice

Weight Loss Consultation


Gallbladder Removal
Hernia Repair
Melbourne Weight Loss- Box Hill Hospital

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Ms Salena Ward

Job Title:

Dr Salena Ward is an Oesophago-Gastric, Bariatric and General Surgeon who consults in Box Hill, Bundoora and Lilydale. She can perform general abdominal operations but has had specialised training and experience with surgery particularly of the stomach and the oesophagus. She has a specific interest in investigation and treatment of patients with cancer of the stomach and oesophagus. She believes in a thorough consultation about your particular condition and situation in order to provide the best treatment.

Salena provides the following services:

  • Oesophagectomy (resection of the oesophagus, usually for cancer)
  • Gastrectomy (resection of the stomach, often for cancer)
  • Anti-reflux surgery / fundoplication
  • Hiatus hernia repair (as well as diaphragmatic hernia repair)
  • Heller's cardiomyotomy (for achalasia)
  • Splenectomy (removal of spleen)
  • Gastric banding surgery and Gastric bypass surgery (for obesity)
  • Cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder, usually for stones)
  • Hernia Repair for hernia of the abdomen or groin
  • Gastroscopy (endoscopy/camera of the upper gut)

Many of the above operations can be performed by laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) if appropriate.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Melbourne, 2000
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, Melbourne University Private, 2003
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), General Surgery, 2009
  • Specialist Fellowship in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, 2009-2011
  • Specialist Fellowship in Oesophago-Gastric Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2011-2012


  • Click here to see a list of publications, presentations and current research interests.


  • Teaching of medical students, junior doctors and training surgical registrars
  • Assistant instructor RACS Statistics for Surgeons Workshop
  • Assistant instructor RACS Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Course
  • Co-ordinator of Upper GI medical students training in Oxford Hospitals, UK

Public Hospital Appointments

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Eastern Health, Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals, Melbourne

Professional Memberships

  • RACS - Royal Australasian 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
  • ASAM - Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine
  • GSA - General Surgeons Australia
Show Phone NumberNelson Road, Box Hill, VIC, 3128Australia