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Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgery

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. 

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

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct
  • Liver resection
  • Resection of bile duct tumours.
  • Pancreatic resection open / laparoscopic

Obesity Surgery

  • Laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and bypass
  • Management of acute pancreatitis and its complications
  • Surgery of benign and malignant tumours of the pancreas


  • 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.

A/Prof Douglas Fenton-Lee
T 02 8382 6482 F 02 8382 6485
A/Prof Michael Talbot
T 02 9553 1120 F 02 9553 7526
Dr Koroush Haghighi
T 02 9650 4110 F 02 9650 4165
Prof Reginald Vincent Lord
T 02 8382 6671 F 02 8382 6672