June 6, 2024 10:25 am | Morwell, Victoria 3840

Mr RuWei Xu

Ruwei completed his general surgical training at Monash Health through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016. To consolidate his surgical experience, he worked as the General Surgical Fellow at Ballarat Base Hospital for 12 months in 2017. He has been appointed to be a General Surgeon in Latrobe Regional Hospital in 2018.

Ruwei has broad general surgical experiences in gastrointestinal, breast, thyroid and abdominal wall hernia procedures. He acquired advanced laparoscopic skills in major abdominal wall hernias, gallbladder and colon cancers. He also performs minor surgical procedures for treatment of skin cancers, vasectomy, carpal tunnel syndrome and varicose veins.

Ruwei also has significant basic and clinical research experience. His interest in research led to his completion of a Master’s degree from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the University of Melbourne and a PhD from Monash Medical Centre, Monash University respectively. His current research interest is in the surgical management of abdominal wall hernias.

• All abdominal wall hernias (open and laparoscopic approaches)

• Biliary surgery: cholecystectomy, common bile duct extraction of stones and stenting

• Gastrointestinal tract surgery:appendicectomy, small and large bowel resection for cancer and benign conditions

• Thyroid surgery: hemi- and total thyroidectomies

• Breast: benign and malignant conditions

• Vascular:

– Varicose veins

– Major (AKA, BKA) and minor toe

amputations for trauma or diabetics

– Chemotherapy port insertion

• Minor procedures:

– Limbs: Carpal tunnel release, trigger

finger, Dupuytren’s contracture, ingrown toe nail

– Urology: vasectomy, circumcision

– Skin and superficial tumours: skin cancers (with skin graft), foreign bodies, and lipomas

– Biopsies: lymph node, temporal artery and skin biopsy

– Anal and perianal conditions: abscess, haemorrhoid and fissure

• Endoscopy: gastroscopy and colonoscopy

• Emergency general and trauma surgery (laparotomy, bowel resections, repair of perforated viscus, Hartmann’s, splenectomy etc)

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

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: consultingrooms@cghs.com.au

Profile – Mr Radha Nair (General Surgery)

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.


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

Profile – Mr Neil Jayasuriya

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

Online Referral Form


Gastroenterologist, Interventional Endoscopist and General Physician

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.

Profile – A/Prof Chris Mills (Gastroenterology)

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