Dr Michael Hii

Oesophago-Gastric and Bariatric Surgeon, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne; Director
Mr. Michael Hii is an Oesophago-Gastric and Bariatric (weight loss) surgeon. He works as a consultant at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Epworth Healthcare. He is the deputy director of the Hepatobiliary and Upper GI unit at St Vincent’s Hospital and the Pre-SET supervisor.
Michael completed medical school at the University of Melbourne and then surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital and Eastern Health. He was awarded his surgical fellowship in 2009 and underwent subspecialty training in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Michael enjoys a really busy clinical workload – in addition to clinical work, he maintains a strong interest in research and education. He is a clinical senior fellow at the University of Melbourne, and he is the chair the St Vincent’s Upper GI and Hepatobiliary research group. He has published widely in Upper GI and bariatric literature.
Mr. Hii’s clinical areas of interest include the treatment of oesophageal and gastric cancer, hiatus hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery, surgery for achalasia and obesity surgery (including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revision procedures). Research areas of interest include enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs, the role of exercise in cancer treatment and understanding the mechanisms behind weight loss surgery.
Outside of work Michael is passionate about his family time, he loves spending time with his daughters, collecting old guitars and dabbles in the game of golf.
Michael provides the following services
* Oesophagectomy (removal of the oesophagus)
* Gastrectomy (removal of the stomach)
* Hiatal hernia repair
* Anti-reflux surgery
* Heller’s myotomy (for achalasia)
* Adrenalectomy (removal of the adrenal gland)
* Cholecystectomy
* Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
* Splenectomy
* Gastric Banding for Obesity
* Sleeve Gastrectomy for Obesity
* Gastric Bypass for Obesity
All of these are usually performed via keyhole surgery (unless specific patient circumstances require open surgery).
Education & Experience
* Oesophago-Gastric surgery fellow, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, 2011-2012
* Obesity surgery fellow, Royal Brisbane and Women’s’ Hospital, Brisbane, 2011
* Upper GI and HPB fellow, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, 2010
* Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), General Surgery, 2009
* Post Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, Melbourne University Private, 2005
* Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Melbourne University, 2000
* Bachelor of Medical Science, Melbourne University, 2000

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