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Melbourne Weight Loss- Epworth Eastern

Melbourne Weight Loss- Epworth Eastern

Show Phone Number1 Arnold Street, 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- Epworth Eastern

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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Accreditations

  • 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) 

Provides

Bariatric Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Psychology

Premises

Parking

Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Travel Services

International travel

Local travel

Local accommodation

Translation services

Local guide

Tours and vacation services

Pick up service from hotel

Pick up service from airport

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

Gastroenterology

 
Gallbladder Removal
 
Gastroscopy
 
Hernia Repair

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Ms Salena Ward

Job Title:
  Surgeon
Biography:

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

Research

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

Teaching

  • 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

Mr Michael Hii

Job Title:
  Surgeon
Biography:

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)
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
  • Splenectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • 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

Research

  • 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.

Teaching roles

  • 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

Professional Associations

  • 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

Qualifications

FRACS, MBBS, BMedSci, PGDipSurgAnat
Oesophago-Gastric, Bariatric and General Surgeon
Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland
Clinical Lecturer, University of Melbourne

Show Phone Number1 Arnold Street, Box Hill, VIC, 3128Australia