The Department has expertise in Oncological Surgery of the Upper Gastroinstestinal Tract and advanced laparoscopic techniques. We also manage a large number of non malignant surgical conditions. 

Our Services

These include:


  • Oesophageal reflux surgery
  • Hiatal hernia surgery
  • Surgery for achalasia
  • Surgery for oesophageal and gastric malignancy
  • Oesophageal function testing – motility, manometry, ambulatory pH monitoring including BRAVO catheterless pH probe.

Hepatopancreatic and Biliary Surgery

  • Management of acute pancreatitis and its complications
  • Surgery of benign and malignant tumors of the pancreas
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct
  • Liver resection
  • Resection of bile duct tumours.
  • Pancreatic resection open / laparoscopic

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

  • Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Redo Surgery
  • Robotic Bariatric Surgery


  • Panendoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, oesophageal dilatation and stenting
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes, endoscopic management of GI haemorrhage.

General Surgery

(Includes advanced laparoscopic techniques where appropriate) splenectomy, staging of upper GI malignancy, adrenalectomy, division of adhesions, appendicectomy and hernia repair.

Our Specialists

Specialist Tel Fax
A/Prof Douglas Fenton-Lee
A/Prof Michael Talbot
Dr Jennifer Matthei
Dr Koroush Haghighi
Prof Reginald Vincent Lord