ALL SPECIALTIES

September 26, 2021 5:34 pm | Morwell, Victoria 3840

Mr Paul Strauss

Paul is a General Surgeon with a particular interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, breast surgery and other aspects of general surgery including laparoscopic, cholecystectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy and laparoscopic incisional and groin hernia repairs.

All referrals should be faxed to Strauss Medical Centre on 5143 2744 or call 5143 2366.

Mr Radha Nair

MR RADHA NAIR
MBBS ,MS,DNB,FAIS,FRCS(Glas),FRACS
Consultant Surgeon

Mr Nair studied Medicine in India and then attained surgical fellowship from both India and UK. He
then worked as a consultant surgeon in India and then in Dubai, UAE.
After moving to New Zealand where he worked for 8 years he moved to Northern Territory and
worked as a senior consultant in Alice Springs for 7 years attaining fellowship from Australasian
College of Surgeons. Radha is now the Head of Unit of surgery at CGHS, Sale from 2019.

Mr Nair has a broad spectrum of surgical expertise in thyroid, breast, laparoscopic surgeries, skin
lesions including flaps and grafts, paediatric and adult circumcision, correction of undescended
testis, varicose vein surgery, hernia surgery, gall bladder removal, hand surgeries like ganglion
removal, carpel tunnel release, dupuytrens contracture release, haemorrhoidectomy-open and
stapled, fissure and fistula surgeries.

Radha is a teacher and guide for gastroscopy and colonoscopy and performs all interventions
including, polyp removal, banding of haemorrhoids, arrest of GI bleeds, endovariceal banding, PEG
tube insertion etc.

Radha is a GESA member and supervisor for trainees.
He is a member of Academy of Surgical Educator of RACS, Member of Surgical Oncology of
RACS, mentor for surgical trainees of RACS. He is also credentialed for Gippsland Breast Unit and
an active participant of GRICS ( multidisciplinary team for cancers)
He has many other memberships and credentials.

For all appointments

Ph: (03) 5143 8944

Fax: (03) 5143 8945

All appointments are in the Sale Consulting Suites

Email: consultingroom@cdhs.com.au

Dr Daini Ong

Dr Dai Ni Ong is an Ophthalmologist with a special interest in cataract surgery and macular degeneration. She offers medical consultation and surgery for a wide range of general ophthalmic conditions.

She operates in surgery centres with the latest equipment and caring staff. Dr Ong regularly attends conferences to keep up to date with the latest innovations in cataract surgery.

Dr Ong is also a retinal specialist. She has performed over a thousand of anti-VEGF injections for macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. She has helped many patients to improve and maintain their vision.

Dr Ong graduated with honours from Monash University Medical School, Melbourne. She then worked at The Austin Hospital, Melbourne where she received “The Best Hospital Medical Officer Teacher Award”.

After completing her ophthalmology training at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, she moved to the UK for further training in medical retina and uveitis conditions at the prestigious Moorfields Hospital, London. She undertook further training in glaucoma and oculoplastics at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Other fellowship training included cataract surgery at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne.

Consultant at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
member of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
member of European Society of Cataract & Refractive surgeon
member of Australian Society of Ophthalmologists
member of Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists

All patient appointments are at

146 Princess Highway Traralgon 3844

Ph: (03) 5176 994

Fax: (03) 5176 4997

 

Mr David Owen

MBBS, BE/BSc FRACS FAOrthoA

David Owen is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip, knee and shoulder surgery.

He went to school in Gippsland, studied Engineering and Science at The University of Melbourne and then completed Medicine at Australian National University. Following his orthopaedic surgical training, he completed a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma. He is completing a PhD in orthopaedics on wrist surgery.

David is interested how technological applications in surgery can improve patient outcomes and has completed training in robotic assisted joint replacement. He also performs hip replacement with the anterior approach.

David is keenly interested in research and has also published a number of scientific papers in orthopaedics and continues to be involved in teaching doctors and medical students.

David lives in Gippsland with his wife and young children and is keenly interested in sport particularly mountain biking skiing,  kayaking, nature and the environment.

Please send all referrals to Gippsland Orthopaedic Group.

https://www.gippslandorthopaedicgroup.com.au/

Dr Sarmistha (Sami) Choudhuri

Dr Choudhuri is a consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with extensive experience in this field of medicine spanning almost twenty years. This experience is enriched by working in the UK, India, UAE and different tertiary hospitals of Australia in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. She has also thoroughly enjoyed caring for women in the North West of regional Tasmania while working as a private Obstetrician & Gynaecologist for three years.

Apart from gaining training in the UK, Dr Choudhuri worked as a Fellow in Maternal Fetal Medicine in tertiary Westmead Hospital of Sydney for a year and in Gynaecology Oncology in Sunshine Hospital. She took a leadership role in running an out-patient hysteroscopy unit in Royal Hobart Hospital.

Various Gynaecological conditions managed by Dr Choudhuri include menstrual disorders, endometriosis, infertility, PCOS, contraceptive issues, chronic pelvic pain, vulvo-vaginal disorders, prolapse and urinary incontinence, cervical screening abnormalities. She offers abdominal and vaginal hysterectomies, pelvic floor repair surgeries, sacrospinous fixation and TVT for SUI inselected patients. She is experienced in laparoscopic surgeries of various Gynaecological conditions including management of ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, AFS stage III endometriosis, infertility.

Dr Choudhuri loves to visit different places around the world and learn different languages. She also enjoys gardening and is a regular visitor/ member at the sale community garden.

Dr Derk Pol

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Dr Pol completed his post graduate medical degree locally at Monash University in Churchill. He completed his basic physician training at Monash Health, he then went on to complete his advanced training in cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and MonashHeart. Derk is currently completing an additional fellowship in interventional cardiology at MonashHeart. Derk has an interest in general cardiology, acute coronary syndrome and hopes to one day provide an acute cardiac service for myocardial infarctions for regional patients, at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

Dr Pol has published peer reviewed research in both Australian and international journals in addition to presenting his work at national cardiology conferences.

Dr Pol practices at Maryvale Private Hospital, Latrobe Regional Hospital and MonashHeart – Monash Medical Centre.

Derk in his spare time likes to stay fit and active with running and cycling. He previously played for Yallourn North Football Club as an unexceptional ruckman. He also considers himself a bit of a “car”diologist and on the weekends can be found tinkering in the shed, on anything with a motor.

https://www.gippslandcardiology.com.au/

 

Mr Trung Pham

MBBS (Melbourne), FRACS (Urology)

Mr. Trung Pham graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Medical School in 1991. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Surgeons and a Member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand in 2001.

Mr Pham had his general surgical and urological training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Monash Medical Centre from 1992 to 2000. In 2001 he undertook a year of clinical and laboratory prostate cancer research at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane and he was an Associate Lecturer at The University of Queensland Medical School. The following year he was awarded with both The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Surgeons Foundation Travelling Scholarship and The Urological Society of Australia  New Zealand Travelling Fellowship enabling him to spend time at the Institute of Urology in London UK.

Mr Pham has been a consultant urologist/urological surgeon at Monash Health and Latrobe Regional Hospital since 2002. He also has been in private practice in the South East Victoria. He has expertise in comprehensive prostate cancer diagnosis and management, Holmium laser surgery for benign prostatic enlargement and minimally invasive treatments for renal stone disease including laser flexible ureteropyeloscopy, lithotripsy and percutaneous surgery. He is one of the most experienced Prostate Laser surgeons in Australia with an extensive experience in the procedure of Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate (HoLEP). He has been doing HoLEP since 2003. HoLEP is now becoming the gold standard in the surgical treatment for bladder outflow obstruction due to benign prostatic enlargement.

Mr Pham consults and operates at The Valley Private -Mulgrave, St John of God – Berwick and Maryvale Private – Morwell.

General Urology with Special Interests:

  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate (HoLEP), Minimal Invasive Treatments for Renal Stone Disease
  • Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Management: Transperineal Prostate Biopsy , Prostate Brachytherapy, Radical Prostatectomy
  • Non-scalpel Vasectomy, Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversal

Mr Shekib Shahbaz

Mr Shekib Shahbaz accepts all patients requiring urological management. He is actively involved in teaching, research and ongoing personal professional development. Shekib is widely travelled and lived in numerous countries. His compassionate approach and cultural awareness sees him well liked by patients of all ages and backgrounds.

Mr. Shahbaz provides a complete urology service with the highest quality of care.

His main areas of interest are:

  • Management of Urological Stone Disease
    (medical, laser, ESWL, PCNL)
  • Laparoscopy
    (nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, adrenal)
  • Open oncological surgery
    (prostate, kidney, testicular, bladder, ureter, adrenal)
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Voiding difficulties and BPH
    (medical, TURP, laser, prostate surgery and uro-lift)
  • Penile prosthesis and incontinence surgery management

Dr Anthony Boers

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Class 1A Honours, Monash University.
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP).

Dr Anthony Boers loves the beauty of Gippsland and has a passion to support and care for Gippslanders. He lives with his family in Latrobe Valley and has worked in the region for over 15 years. Dr Boers established his Private Rheumatology Practice at Maryvale Private Hospital and extends his rheumatology health care to East Gippsland with clinic visits to Lakes Entrance and Orbost.

Dr Boers is a General Physician & Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at Maryvale Private Hospital and Latrobe Regional Hospital. He has a keen interest in providing training and support to medical students and physicians in training at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

Dr Shaun Yo

Dr. Shaun Yo MBBS (Hons.) FRACP.

Dr Yo is a Respiratory and Sleep physician, consult at Maryvale Private Hospital and also provide telehealth consultations. He performs both inpatient and home-based sleep studies at Maryvale. In Melbourne, he consults in Bentleigh and has a public appointment at Monash Health and The Alfred Hospital. Dr Yo has special interests in asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and the investigation of lung nodules and lesions, he is also experienced in the management of sleep apnoea and other sleep disorders.

Dr Yo graduated top of his medical class at Monash University in 2011 and was awarded the Gold Medal. In 2015 he achieved the highest score in the FRACP examination. After completing his training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine through The Alfred Hospital and Monash Health, he was awarded a scholarship to complete a fellowship in pulmonary hypertension at Toronto General Hospital, one the largest centres in North America. Dr Yo is accredited for Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) at Monash Health.

 

Dr Barton Jennings

My name is Barton and I am a specialist in Lung Disease and Sleep Disorders.

I am inspired to help as many people as possible maximize their quality of life through achieving healthy lungs and sound sleep. At school and university, I always had a desire to help other people. Breathing and good quality sleep can sometimes be taken for granted but when there is a problem it causes significant distress. I now feel so grateful to be able to help people who may have disease affecting their lungs, breathing and sleep.

I live in Melbourne with my wife, Leah. We were married in Metung, Victoria which remains a special place to us. We have two terrific young boys who keep us busy and highly entertained. I love sport and am a keen tennis player and golfer. I also love to watch cricket and footy at the MCG and barrack for the Demons.

I am the Director of Lung Cancer and Bronchoscopy at Monash Health and chair the Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team Meeting.

I have special interest and expertise in the investigation of lung lesions and the management of patients with lung cancer. I perform bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) at Monash, Cabrini and Epworth Hospitals.

I graduated from Medicine at Monash University in 2002. My specialist training was completed at Monash Medical Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital. During my training I took time to gain further experience in cardiology research in Oxford, UK. Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians was gained in 2010. In 2011, I completed a clinical fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology and Lung Cancer management at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. I completed my Masters of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney in 2012 and am active in clinical research.

 

Dr Tim Cheung

Dr Timothy Cheung is a respiratory and sleep disorders specialist. He has experience in the diagnosis and management of a broad range of lung and sleep conditions including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, lung nodules, and sleep apnoea.

Tim completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy with honours prior to embarking on his medical career. After graduating from medical school at the University of Queensland, he went on to complete specialist training in Respiratory and Sleep medicine at the Monash Health and Eastern Health. Tim underwent a further year of training as a Clinical Academic Fellow to further his expertise in the area of Sleep Medicine. His areas of interests are in the multi-disciplinary care of patients with chronic lung disease. Tim has a public appointment at Monash Health as a Respiratory Specialist and is accredited at the Cabrini, Epworth, Healthscope & Maryvale private hospital networks.

Dr Beryl Tan

As a specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Beryl Tan understands that paying attention to the needs of her patients with care and empathy is first priority. Through a lens of compassion, she considers and proposes which procedure would best suit and serve the needs of each patient. However, not everyone will be a suitable candidate for surgery. This may be due to other health factors or an individual may not be in the right state, mentally or emotionally.

When a patient is thinking about undergoing plastic surgery, it is essential that they are well informed and carefully consider all associated risks and complications before arriving at a decision. Further to this and prior to pursuing any procedure, it is imperative that her patients and  Dr Tan reach a mutual understanding of the desired goal and form a partnership in order to optimise the healing process and ensure the best outcome.

Dr Tan has had more than 10 years of experience in various areas of Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery and some of these areas include: skin cancer, hand trauma, breast augmentation and reduction, post cancer breast reconstruction, facial aesthetic procedures including facelift and eyelid reduction and body contouring procedures such as liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Dr Tan has been trained by respected mentors and continues to learn from the best teachers- her patients. They inspire and motivate her to do what she does best.

 

Mr Raminder Dhillon

Dr Raminder Dhillon graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand and went on to specialise in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery where he trained in NZ and Melbourne. He currently holds positions as a consultant specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Austin Hospital, Monash Health and Eastern Health in Melbourne and is involved in training and supervising trainee plastic surgeons.

Raminder was a recipient of the Australian and NZ Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS/NZAPS) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Award and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship. He completed a Microsurgery Research Fellowship in 2010 at The Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

His main areas of interest is in reconstructive surgery and microsurgery, especially in the field of head and neck surgery and hand surgery and a major part of his practice involves reconstructive work with surgeons and specialists from other specialties such as ENT, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Dermatology to treat complex problems. Raminder’s passion is to restore form and function by performing plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, hand and body and he is actively involved in volunteer plastic surgery through Interplast.

He founded Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Melbourne (PRSM), a private practice that specialises in various aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery as well as cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation in collaboration with the other plastic surgeons listed in the practice. At PRSM we aim to offer the best possible care in treating various problems with surgeons in the practice who have subspecialty interest in different areas of plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Raminder consults and operates at Maryvale Private Hospital.

Dr Asmita Mankeshwar

Dr Asmita Mankeshwar is working as a Paediatrician at Latrobe regional hospital and Maryvale Private Hospital on a weekly basis.

Asmita completed substantial part of her training in Victoria with her main areas of interest with newborns, allergy, developmental, rehabilitation issues, diabetes and general Paediatrics.

Asmita is involved in teaching at various levels from undergraduate to advanced trainees. Her areas of focus are simulation training, medical education and regional workforce sustainability. Timely, efficient and high-quality care is her goal. Asmita enjoys a close working relationship with primary care providers while family centred care is at the heart her clinical practice.

Dr Emily Kotschet

Pacemaker Clinic

Dr Emily Kotschet is a Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist with extensive knowledge in the management of arrhythmias, and heart failure devices.

Emily completed her cardiology training at the Alfred, then Monash Heart, then finished her Electrophysiology Fellowship in Canada. She returned to Monash Heart, and established the AF ablation program, including Australia’s first nurse led AF clinic, as well as first in man trials using new AF ablation technologies. She started the cardiac genetics service at Monash, to manage the growing area of inherited heart disease.

Emily has introduced many new pacemaker technologies and defibrillating devices to Australia, including the Micra leadless pacemaker, and subcutaneous defibrillator, and novel extravascular ICD.
Emily works at several private hospitals, including St John of God, Berwick, Mulgrave Private Hospital, Cabrini hospital and Holmesglen Private Hospital, Moorabbin. She also provides cardiac services in rural Victoria visiting Alexandra and Morwell.

Emily’s interests include atrial fibrillation management including catheter ablation, device implantation for heart failure (pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation devices and subcutaneous devices) and inherited arrhythmias such as Long QT syndrome.

Emily spends time away from work with her husband and 3 gorgeous girls, and enjoys running marathons around the world to keep fit.

Mr Malcolm Thomas

Malcolm Thomas is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 30 years experience. He has been working in Gippsland since 1994, operating at Maryvale Private Hospital, Latrobe Regional, and West Gippsland Hospitals, and more recently, Central Gippsland Hospital. He has a practice which treats both adult and paediatric patients for elective and trauma surgeries. His interests include complex hip, knee, shoulder, foot and ankle procedures.

He graduated from Monash University with Honours in 1983, completing his residency at Prince Henry’s Hospital, Melbourne. His orthopaedic training was undertaken at The Royal Melbourne, Royal Hobart, Box Hill and The Austin Hosptials. He completed  fellowships in foot and ankle surgery in Baltimore, USA in 1992, and at The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio, USA in 1993. Mr Thomas continues to expand his knowledge by regularly attending conferences, both domestically and internationally. He also visits the operating rooms of renown surgeons from around the world, including the  USA, Northern Ireland, and France.

Mr Thomas has recently completed nine years on the Board of Examiners in Orthopaedics, which involves examining trainee doctors to become fully qualified surgeons under the auspices of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is passionate in teaching junior doctors, and won the 2019 award for outstanding teaching, given by the Victorian branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

Mr Thomas is trained in the Navio robotics-assisted total knee replacement offered at Maryvale Private Hospital.

Personal interests include family, marathon running, travel, reading and cooking. He also loves his pet dog, Sebastian.

https://www.gippslandorthopaedicgroup.com.au/

https://www.maryvaleph.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Robotics-Assisted-Partial-Knee-Replacement-Patient-Guide.pdf

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Mr Jonathan Robin

MBBS (Hons), MD, FRACS, FAOrthA

Jonathan is an Australian fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with national and international experience. Mr Robin has sub-specialist expertise in knee and hip surgery and has completed two prestigious international knee fellowships in Bristol (UK) and Lyon (France). In particular, Jonathan has developed a special interest in treating patients with knee arthritis, hip arthritis, patella instability and sports knee injuries. More recently Jonathan has utilised robotics in joint replacements to help optimise his patients results from this technology.

Mr Robin has published many peer-reviewed journal papers, presented at conferences nationally and internationally and mentors students and orthopaedic registrars.

Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
Member of the ISAKOS and ESSKA

Mr Ilan Freedman

Mr Ilan Freedman is a Melbourne and International Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Direct Anterior Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement and Patient-Specific 3D-printed Instrument (PSI) Partial and Total Knee Replacement.
Mr Freedman trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Australia and then received a prestigious scholarship from the European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology to undertake fellowship training at Clinique du Sport in Paris, France with leading international hip surgeon, Dr Frederic Laude.

Mr Freedman also completed a second international fellowship at the internationally renowned Hip Preservation Unit in Warwick, UK where he was involved in the treatment of professional athletes, such as English Premier League footballers and Olympic Athletes.

Mr Freedman is pleased to be the first surgeon to bring Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement to the Gippsland area. Mr Freedman consults at Maryvale Private, in Warragul and in Melbourne.

https://melbournehipsurgeon.com.au/

Mr Ben Brooker

Mr Ben Brooker is a Gippsland local, having grown up in Warragul; he completed his schooling in Warragul and Drouin prior to undertaking medical training at The University of Melbourne. He graduated in 2005 with the combined degree of Bachelor and Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci).

Ben completed specialist Orthopaedic training in Victoria and Tasmania, receiving his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery from The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015.  He then went on to travel to Canada to undertake further specialist training in primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery at the QEII Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In 2016, Ben and his family returned to Gippsland, settled in Yarragon, and commenced work at Gipppsland Orthopaedic Group.

In addition to his clinical practice, Ben holds a keen interest in teaching. He is the Director of Training at the Latrobe Regional Hospital for the Australian Orthopaedic Association, and is responsible for the education and supervision of Orthopaedic Registrars in their training positions. Ben’s educational interests extend to doctors-in-training; he also conducts tutorials for medical students on rotation from Monash University. Ben has also completed a number of research projects through his training and career, has presented at national and international conferences and published his research in peer reviewed international journals.

Ben has a special interest in primary and revision hip and knee surgery, sports injuries and ACL reconstructions. He holds public appointments at Latrobe Regional Hospital in Traralgon, West Gippsland Hospital in Warragul, and at Gippsland Southern Health Service in Leongatha. His private practice is conducted at Maryvale Private Hospital.

Mr Ben Brooker holds a Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and is a Member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending time in his vegetable garden, on the tractor and playing with his children.

https://www.gippslandorthopaedicgroup.com.au/

https://www.maryvaleph.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Robotics-Assisted-Partial-Knee-Replacement-Patient-Guide.pdf

https://www.maryvaleph.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Robotics-Assisted-Total-Knee-Replacement-Patient-Guide.pdf

Mr Joseph Gunn

Mr Joseph Gunn is a Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon with degrees in both medicine and dentistry, and extensive further clinical training in surgery. He enjoys all aspects of his chosen specialty and is dedicated to providing excellent care to his patients.

Mr Gunn enjoys practicing the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery.  This includes dentoalveolar surgery (removal of teeth, including wisdom teeth, placement of implants and bone grafts) and management of patients with facial trauma, as well as treating pathology of the mouth and jaws. He is particularly passionate about corrective jaw surgery for patients with the wide range of conditions that benefit from orthognathic surgery.

He is the Head of Maxillofacial Surgery at StVincents’ Hospital in Melbourne and holds appointments at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Austin Hospital. In addition Mr Gunn has a private  practice based in Melbourne and offering a number of consulting locations.  He is involved in the supervision and training of surgical trainees, and medical and dental students.  Mr Gunn is a member of both the International and Australian Associations of Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons, and of the Australian Dental Association.

Joseph Gunn’s Oral & Maxillofacial surgical training began with the completion of his Medical degree in 1999. He went on to complete Basic Surgical Training through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and enter Advanced Training in General Surgery. He obtained valuable experience as a surgical registrar in a number of surgical disciplines. These included Trauma, Vascular, Cardiothoracic, and Plastic surgery. He subsequently completed his dental degree, graduating with honors, from the University of Melbourne.  This was followed by Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial surgery training involving positions in major hospitals throughout Victoria and Tasmania, to successfully complete his Fellowship in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

After a brief period as a Consultant surgeon in Melbourne, Joseph secured a position as a Clinical Fellow and travelled to the UK to complete 12 months at the Oxford University Hospitals. During this time he gained further experience, particularly in the fields of corrective jaw surgery for facial deformity, including cleft lip and palate, Head & Neck oncology and surgery of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Outside of surgery Joseph is a keen alpine skier and enjoys mountain biking, following the varied fortunes of the Western Bulldogs in the AFL and spending time with his young family.

Dr Mehrnoosh (Nu) Dastaran

Mehrnoosh (Nu) is a Victorian-trained Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. She has undergone fellowships in craniofacial, orthognathic and trauma surgery. She is a Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University and is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Melbourne. She also supervises and teaches Victorian oral and maxillofacial surgeons in training. She works at The Royal Melbourne and Royal Dental Hospitals, and in private practice in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Special interests include corrective jaw surgery, craniofacial trauma, dentoalveolar surgery, implantology and facial aesthetics.

Nu’s technical ability is complemented by her holistic and empathetic approach to patient care. She works closely with dentists and other specialists to provide the best possible tailored treatment options.

Whilst from London originally, Nu is proud to call Victoria home. In her spare time, she enjoys classical ballet and loves exploring the outdoors.

Specialist Oral and maxillofacial surgeon:
Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery
Batchelor of Dentistry
Master of Philosophy
Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Oral and Maxillofacial surgery)
Diploma of Head and Neck Surgery (Royal College of Surgeons, England)
Australia and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Member)

Dr Suheb Ahmed

Dr Suheb Ahmed is an ‘Eye Surgeon’ or ophthalmologist who completed his undergraduate and specialist training from Scotland. At Maryvale Private Hospital he specialises in Cataract surgery, Pterygium and Glaucoma management.  He offers the latest in cataract surgery techniques and the latest in intraocular lenses. He is a high volume surgeon and his safety record is exceptional.

He also offers the latest in minimally invasive glaucoma procedures (MIGS) and was the first in Gippsland to offer it. Maryvale Hospital was the first and currently the only hospital in Gippsland where you can have MIGS procedures. This is part of the commitment of MPH to offer the best and latest treatments to local patients without needing to travel far.

Dr Ahmed offers to suitable patients:

  • No needle anaesthesia if required
  • No Pain – Numbing anaesthetic drops
  • No Sutures – Keyhole surgery
  • In addition, sedation is available from a specialist anaesthetist so there really is no need to worry.

Dr Ahmed is committed to public service and is the head of department at Northern Health, a major health provider in Melbourne. He is passionate about improving access to care both in Australia and in the developing world. He has introduced and expanded numerous services around Victoria and is working on projects further afield.

He is committed to the service of his Gippsland patients consulting and operating at Maryvale Private Hospital as well as offering public surgery at Neerim Health and Bairnsdale Regional Health Service.

Dr Anuradha Sarkar

Dr Anuradha (Anu) Sarkar completed her MBBS in 1984 with Honours in Gynaecology & Obstetrics.  Then pursued a career in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the Irish Republic where completed her Diploma and proceeded to do Specialist Training in this Specialty and completed a FRCOG in 1998. Anu’s training encompassed various positions in Ireland and U.K where she worked several years to gain more experience.

Anu then emigrated to Australia in 2002 and worked at Monash and attained the FRANZCOG in 2004 from the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist’s.

Anu has been employed as a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist since 2005 in Gippsland providing services to Bairnsdale Regional Hospital, Central Gippsland Health and is consulting and operating at Maryvale Private Hospital.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery-MBBS

Diploma in Obstetrics- Royal College of Physicians Ireland

Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists- FRCOG ( Lond)

Fellow of Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists- FRANZCOG

Professional Affiliations:

Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Fellow of Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Senior Lecturer- Monash Rural School

Member- Australian Endoscopic Gynaecological Society

 

Member- Urogynaecological Society of Australiasia

Member – Australian Colposcopic Society

Member- Australian Menopause Society

Dr Haider Najjar

Dr Haider Najjar is an Obstetrician Gynaecologist who graduated in Medicine in 1992. He completed Obstetrics and Gynaecology training at Monash Medical Centre, where he also went on to complete a Fellowship in advanced Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive surgery. During his time training at Monash, he received the Young Scientists Award from the International Menopause Society for his research in Premature Menopause. Dr Najjar was also awarded the Travelling Fellowship by the Australian Gynaecology Endoscopic Society for his work conducting laparoscopic training workshops for registrars.

Dr Najjar’s particular niche of clinical interest is Fertility Surgery and complex laparoscopic procedures, especially those utilising single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and also robotic surgery. He is the pioneer of SILS procedures in Australia and internationally. Patients can be confident that they will benefit from the range of improved outcomes including cosmetic appearance with this surgical approach as opposed to conventional surgical procedures.

As a principle Fertility Specialist at Melbourne IVF for over a decade, he understands the complexities of infertility and provides an individualized approach to his care and management for his patients. His major forte of expertise in surgical management of infertility includes advanced laparoscopic surgery and management of endometriosis and fibroids. Dr Najjar has worked in the Monash Health service for over 20 years and been a consultant for the last 15 years. His private practice is based at Mount Waverley, but he also consults from Malvern, Berwick and Maryvale.

https://www.drhaidernajjar.com.au/

 

Dr Abdul-Rauf ‘Wale’ Ibraheem

MBBS, FRANZCOG

Dr Abdul-Rauf Ibraheem (Wale), is a Specialist as well as generalist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with both overseas and Australian experience.

My area of interest encompasses pre-pregnancy, pregnancy care (including high risk obstetrics and complex delivery) and General gynaecology conditions such as menstrual irregularities, contraception, PCOS, pelvic pain, prolapse and minimally invasive gynaecological procedures.

I moved to Australia in 2004 having worked in different countries overseas. In the course of obtaining the fellowship of Royal Australia and New Zealand college of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, I trained in many regional and tertiary institutions in Tasmania and Victoria, including, but not limited to, Launceston General Hospital, Royal Hobart Hospital, Monash Medical Centre and Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne (Sandringham campus).

Having worked in many hospitals across Australian states, following my Australian Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, I understand the need of our women both in rural, regional, and metropolitan cities. My overseas experience, coupled with my Australian experience from regional and tertiary centres, equipped me with my holistic approach to my patient management.

My Focus is about providing efficient, evidence based and most logical care to the women with the hope of getting women back to their daily life activities as soon as practicable, being the backbone of every family.

I derived joy in impacting knowledge; thus, my involvement in the teaching of our future medical doctors through Monash University as well as training the RANZCOG trainee during their rotations through Latrobe Regional Hospital.

My leisure hours are spent with my lovely family (my wife and two children) cooking, helping my children in their school activities and having fun.

Dr Pam Cardoza

MBBS, MD MRCOG, (FRANZCOG)

Dr Pam Cardoza

Obstetrics and Gynaecology have been Dr Cardoza’s passion for the last 18 years. Following completion of her postgraduate medical education training at the Manipal University in India, continuing at the University of Leeds Teaching Hospitals in the UK and finishing at the Cambridge deanery has given Pam a sound background in the specialty. This was further augmented when she was given opportunity to work with Prof John De Lancey at the Pelvic Floor Research Group, The University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, USA for 12 months. Dr Cardoza’s previous positions was Consultant at Orange Health Services, NSW and clinical lecturer for medical students teaching at Sydney Scholl of Rural Health Orange.

Pam has various interests outside of her work life including practicing meditation, swimming and developing a keen interest in yoga. Pam believes these interests act as a source of relaxation, especially after a long oncall shift and helps her to unwind. Pam also enjoys trying out her hand at making multicultural cuisine. Pam has travelled widely to America, Canada, parts of Europe and Arabian Gulf.

Debbie Riley (Respiratory Scientist)

Debbie Riley is the senior scientist at Gippsland Lung Function. She has had extensive experience in the respiratory field having established and managed respiratory laboratories both in the UK and Australia.

Debbie performs some of the lung function testing for Gippsland Lung Function. She is also responsible for training and supervising  other scientists who perform testing. https://www.gippslandlungfunction.com.au/about/

 

Mr David Scott

After graduating from Monash Medical School, Mr David Scott completed advanced surgical training with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in Melbourne, and spent one year in England for colorectal and breast surgical training. Upon completion of his formal training Mr. Scott became a Consultant General Surgeon, and now provides a full range of general surgical and bariatric surgical services in Central, West and South Gippsland.

Mr. Scott has an interest in advanced laparoscopic surgical practice, which was enhanced in the first few years of his consultancy working at Lap Surgery Australia, performing laparoscopic gastric banding and other obesity operations, endoscopic hernia repair and colorectal surgery.

Mr David Scott runs Gippsland Bariatric Services and is currently providing a general surgical service at Maryvale Private Hospital.

Mr Scott is a Gippsland based General Surgeon with an interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery, he runs the main Gippsland Bariatric Services office from his consulting rooms at 150 Princes Highway, Traralgon, where all appointments to see Mr. Scott are made. Mr. Scott is the only surgeon performing Sleeve Gastrectomy in Gippsland. Referrals are accepted not only locally but state-wide and from interstate.

To discuss costs related to Sleeve Gastrectomy you can ask to speak to Mr Scott’s Secretary. Mr Scott treats privately insured patients and self funded patients for these bariatric procedures.

Services offered at Maryvale

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopy Reflux Surgery
  • Gastroscopy/Colonoscopy
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Skin Lesions/Local Flap Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery/Carpal Tunnel

Mr Anamitra Sarkar

MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery) FRCS (Edin), FRACS

Mr Anamitra Sarkar completed his MBBS with honours in 1981 and then attained his Master’s Degree in Surgery. Following this he gained higher surgical training in the UK and Ireland and becam a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Anamitra worked in general surgery in UK and Ireland gaining further surgical experience and training for the next ten years.

Anamitra emigrated to Australis in 2001 and attained the FRACS from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Australia. He has been employed as a Consultant Surgeon and has worked in Gippsland and Melbourne for the past twenty years both public and private hospital.

Anamitra’s training with over thirty years of surgical experience has enabled him to obtain a wide exposure to every aspect of general surgery and it’s related subspecialties. This experience has been gained in India as well as the UK, Ireland and Australia. In addition to the extensive experience he has had in gastrointestinal surgery, he has also had training in biliary, endocrine, vascular, paediatric and urological surgery. In addition he has extensive experience in endoscopy and performs a high volume of colonoscopy and gastroscopies along with polypectomies and procedure for colorectal and gastric haemorrhage. Below are some of the surgical operations Anamitra routinely performs in his regular workload.

Procedures:

Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, Endocrine Surgery, Endoscopy, General Surgery & Vascular.

Mr Neil Jayasuriya

MBBS (Hons), MS, MRCS (UK),

Dip in Surgical Education (Uni Melb), FRACS

Neil is an Australian trained General and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Surgical Endoscopist.

He was trained in Metropolitan University Tertiary Care facilities like Princess Alexandra Hospital, Mater Adult, Gold Coast Hospital, and Regional hospitals in Sunshine coast and Wide bay in Queensland and in Sri Lanka. He has an interest in general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies, rural surgery with an inclination on GI diseases in particular colonic, Melanoma and skin cancer.

Neil is an accredited endoscopist and has been re-certified with Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) for colonoscopy.

He is a member of General Surgeons of Australia (GSA), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Royal college of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCSEdin),

He  has dual training  and had been trained in university Surgical units in  Sri Lanka  and   is a board certified as a specialist  in general surgery.  He is a member of College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka (CSSL).

He has an ongoing interest in Surgical Education.
He caters mainly for:

  • Symptomatic gall stone disease
  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Colonic cancers
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy
  • Melanomas and skin cancers
  • Carpal tunnel decompression
  • Minor surgical procedures

Mr Adrian Aitken

M.B.B.S., Ph.D. (U.N.S.W.), F.R.A.C.S

Mr Aitken is a General Surgeon consulting in Latrobe Valley and operating at Maryvale Private Hospital on a regular basis as well as the flexibility to do procedures under local anaesthetic such as carpal tunnel decompression either at Maryvale Private Hospital and his consulting rooms in Sale.

Endoscopy referrals are most welcome, Mr Aitken is GESA certified and reports are given to patient and letter issued the same day of procedure for patients.

Mr Aitken usually sees referred patients within a few days or if the condition is urgent, patient can be seen on the same day if necessary.

 

 

A/Prof Chris Mills

BM BS BAppSci BEng GCertClinEd GDipBiostats MBA JD LLM(MHlth&MedLaw) MCHSM AMICDA AFAIM ANZAMM AFRACMA FRACP

Gastroenterologist, Interventional Endoscopist and General Physician

 

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Chris is a Gastroenterologist, Interventional Endoscopist and Specialist General Physician, holding Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). Originally from Victoria, and with a strong desire to serve rural communities, Chris provides world-class medical expertise to Gippslanders, close to home.

After completing medicine in South Australia, Chris returned home to complete specialist training with Monash Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Warragul Hospital, Bendigo Hospital and The Austin, before completing sub-specialty endoscopic training at The Northern and the world-renown Victorian Liver Transplant and Australasian Intestinal Transplant Services based at The Austin. Chris has been extensively trained by world-leaders in interventional endoscopic techniques.

Chris offers general gastroenterology and endoscopy services, including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy (Pill Cam), however has a special interest and sub-specialty training in endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS).

Chris maintains an active general medical and extensive gastroenterology practice and will see all referrals, including patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Functional Gut Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Liver Disorders and a vast array of general medical problems, including patients referred that require inpatient management at Warragul Hospital, Neerim South Hospital and Maryvale Private Hospital.

Chris strongly believes in offering patients a comprehensive and multidisciplinary specialist service. He strongly advocates for complete patient care that can be best achieved through collaboration with surgeons, physicians and allied health professionals working together in a cohesive single group.

Chris maintains an active teaching appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine with The University of Melbourne and Monash University, having published more than 25 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals. During his spare time, Chris enjoys tending to his 80-acre beef cattle farm in Neerim South, with his partner, young son and baby daughter.

Mr Nathan Hayward

B.MedSci M.B.,B.S (Hons) DipSurgAnat FRACS (OHNS)

Mr Nathan Hayward is an Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgeon and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) with comprehensive training in all aspects of general adult and paediatric ENT Surgery. In addition, he has completed further sub-specialty training in the surgical management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Snoring and Sleep Disordered Breathing in children and adults. He is one of very few surgeons in Australia to have undertaken expert training in Sleep Surgery. Further information regarding his practice in Sleep Surgery can be found at www.melbournesleepsurgery.com.au.

Nathan completed his medical training at The University of Sydney, graduating with Honours. Following Internship, Surgical residency, and a period of accredited training in General Surgery he was successful in gaining entry onto the training program for Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – rotating through major Victorian Hospitals.

Dr Hayward is an invited speaker at International and National meetings (involving his sub-specialty interest in Sleep Surgery) and is author/co-author on several peer reviewed publications. He is dedicated to the progress of his field through research and innovation.

Dr Hayward holds a public hospital appointment at Monash Health as a Consultant Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgeon and is committed to the education and guidance of training junior doctors and surgeons. Nathan sees private patients at ENT Specialists Group locations – Heidelberg, Hawthorn and the City. He operates privately at several metropolitan locations and visits regional centres regularly. Nathan consults and operates at Maryvale Private Hospital.

Nathan welcomes referrals for all ENT conditions. He is committed to providing comprehensive specialist care to his patients, and is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes possible for all.

When away from work Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and young family, trying to stay fit and cheering on the Hawks.

Dr Upasna Pratap

Dr Upasna Pratap (Paz) graduated from the University of Tasmania with First Class Honours in 2006.  She completed her training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, in 2013 becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

Following this, she undertook a Fellowship in Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery specialising in nose & sinus surgery, complex rhinoplasty and trans-nasal surgery into the intracranial cavity in Melbourne.  She then completed a second Fellowship in London in Head and Neck Surgery specialising in benign and malignant conditions of the head and neck, including thyroid disease.

Her current public appointments include the Alfred Hospital, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Eastern Health.

Dr Pratap consults in Warragul once a week and operates in both Warragul and Maryvale.  Routine ENT procedures such as tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, grommets, nose and sinus surgery and basic head and neck surgery is undertaken here.  She has the ability to care for patients in a Metropolitan setting if more complex, multi-disciplinary care is required.  This includes the ability to add patients directly on to the waiting list if required.

Dr Pratap herself is originally the small township of St Marys in Tasmania where she completed her primary and secondary education and hence has an understanding of the rewards and challenges of life in a rural or regional setting.

Undergraduate Qualifications

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Graduated with First Class Honours in 2006

Ear Nose and Throat Training (5 years)

Rotated through the major hospitals in Victoria

  • The Royal Childrens Hospital
  • Monash
  • The Alfred
  • Barwon Health (Geelong)
  • The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

 

Sub-specialty Fellowships

  • Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery

 

Public Appointments:

  • The Alfred Hospital
  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Eastern Health

Mr Adnan Safdar

M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S., F.R.A.C.S. (ORL-HNS)

Mr Safdar received his basic surgical training in Ireland. He was then admitted as a Specialist registrar in the Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery training program of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He obtained his Post Graduate diploma in Otolaryngology from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Following this he completed two Fellowships in Head and Neck surgery at Peter McCallum Cancer Institute, Western Hospital and Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne. Mr Safdar was admitted to The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons section of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in 2008.  

Mr Safdar has had several publications and has presented papers at both local and international meetings in his speciality. His most recent publication was in the Head and Neck Journal in September 2013.

Mr Safdar has been actively involved in teaching Medical students, Nurses and registrars. He also has a continued interest in learning new techniques and improving his surgical skills for which he attends several conferences and courses each year.

Mr Safdar has also been part of a team of ENT surgeons visiting Cambodia for the last three years performing free ear surgery.

His  scope of practice spans the full length and breadth of the specialty of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck surgery. He has a special interest in both benign and malignant  pathology of the head and neck, ear disease, snoring and paediatric otolaryngology.  

Dr Amir Safe

Dr Amir Safe FRCP, FRACP, MD (Bristol)

Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist

Dr Safe is a broadly skilled specialist gastroenterologist and physician.

Dr Safe trained initially in the United Kingdom and also holds a doctorate in Medicine.

Dr Safe provides specialist gastroenterology services including diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

He has special interests in colorectal cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s colitis and also capsule endoscopy.

Dr Julian Rong

Julian lives and breathes the local area. He is passionate about improving the disparity of specialist care between metro and rural communities. He is a keen learner and educator. He enjoys gardening and the outdoors. And he does a bit of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Julian is a Fellow of Royal Australian College of Physicians

Member Gastroenterological Society of Australia and Recertified Endoscopist

Adjunct Lecturer Monash University

http://www.gippslandgastro.com.au/our-team/

 

Dr Laura Selkrig

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Laura is a Non-Interventional Cardiologist and partner of Gippsland Cardiology Services. Laura holds public appointments at The Alfred and Latrobe Regional Hospital. In addition to general cardiology, she has a special interest in valvular heart disease and heart failure. Having grown up in regional Victoria and undertook her medical training in Gippsland has been important to her professionally and personally to work regionally. Laura graduated from medical school in 2012 and was recognised for her academic achievement with presentation of the AMA Award. Laura completed basic Physician training at The Alfred and was fortunate enough to receive the Alfred Health Integrity Award in 2014. Laura completed specialist training and undertook an Echocardiography Fellowship at The Alfred.

Laura is excited to be able to provide a local echocardiography service in the Gippsland region including stress echocardiography and transoesphageal echocardiography.

https://www.gippslandcardiology.com.au/            

 

 

 

Dr David McMahon

David is a true local Gippslander based at Rosedale Family Dental since its opening in 2016. David has over 35 years of clinical experience in the area including previously owning his own successful dental practice in Traralgon. David originally completed his dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 1982. David has a focus on education and improving oral health. David and his team have been operating under general anesthetic for dental treatments at Maryvale Private hospital for many years.

David is a keen musician with the guitar being his instrument of choice. He also is a keen parachutist. As a resident of East Gippsland, David has a farming mind and a rural background.