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Expertise

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

·         Oesophageal & Gastric cancers (Minimally invasive/laparoscopic surgery)

·         Laparoscopic Anti-reflux & Hiatus Hernia Surgery

·         Oesophageal Motility disorders (eg. Achalasia)

·         Management of & placement of enteral feeding tubes (PEG/PEJ/Jejunal extension tubes/combined endoscopic and laparoscopic assisted feeding tube placement)      

 

Hepatobiliary Surgery

George has had extensive experience in management of Hepato-pancreatico-biliary malignancies including particular experience with hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer. 

·         Liver resections (Including laparoscopic and repeat resection)

·         Gallbladder cancer                            

·         Pancreatic and Bile duct cancer

·         Gallstone disease (Laparoscopic surgery and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

·         Pancreatitis (Acute and Chronic)

·         Laparoscopic splenectomy    

Bariatric Surgery

Training in the world leading Oxford Bariatric Service has provided George with extensive knowledge of the multidisciplinary approach to patient selection, preoperative preparation and the post operative care and long-term follow-up of patients undergoing Bariatric surgery. 

George offers the following operative procedures for weight loss:

  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass                                     
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic gastric band                             
  • Laparoscopic gastric band revisional surgery
  • Orbera Balloon           

George’s training has enabled him to recognize and manage both early and late complications of Bariatric surgery.

George contributes his data to the Bariatric Surgery Registry (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sphpm/depts-centres-units/bariatric/about.html) as a means of ensuring quality, safety and demonstrating outcomes in this rapidly evolving specialty.

General Surgery

George is highly experienced in both elective and emergency general surgery and offers a wide range of procedures from excision of skin lesions and lumps to complex general surgery.  Where possible, procedures are performed laparoscopically including all hernia repairs. 

Endoscopy

In addition to my expertise in Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) I also have experience in advanced endoscopic procedures which includes:

  • Oesophageal & Duodenal stenting & dilatation         
  • Endoscopic mucosal resections                                            
  • Bile duct stenting, dilatation & stone extraction
  • Polypectomies