Upper GI/Hepatobiliary surgery

We perform a wide range of upper GI procedures

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of Upper GI related services, for details of the Upper GI services at your local St Vincent’s Private Hospital, click here.


Advanced keyhole and open surgery for people with upper gastrointestinal problems

At St Vincent’s Private Hospitals we perform advanced upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary procedures to help people with problems affecting their oesophagus (food pipe), stomach, gall bladder, bile duct, liver and pancreas.

 Our upper GI/Hepatobiliary surgeons

Many of Australia’s upper GI/hepatobiliary surgeons practice at a St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

They have a variety of specialised focus areas; ranging from hernia repair to major surgery for cancer.

Our upper GI/hepatobiliary surgeons are amongst Australia’s leading and most respected practitioners, who have all undergone a rigorous process of assessment prior to gaining admitting privileges to our hospitals.

Our upper GI/Hepatobiliary procedures

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

Oesophagus and stomach

  • Oesophageal reflux surgery
  • Hiatal hernia surgery
  • Surgery for difficulty swallowing
  • Surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancer
  • Oesophageal function testing – motility, manometry, ambulatory pH monitoring including Bravo® catheterless pH probe.

Liver, pancreas, gall bladder, bile duct and pancreas

  • Laparoscopic gall bladder removal
  • Laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct
  • Liver resection
  • Resection of bile duct tumours.
  • Pancreatic resection (open and laparoscopic)
  • Management of acute pancreatitis and its complications
  • Surgery for benign and malignant tumours of the pancreas

Weight loss surgery

  • Laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and bypass

Learn more about weight loss surgery.

Hiatal hernia repair

Hiatal hernia is a painful condition where the top of your stomach gets squeezed by the muscle separating your abdomen from your chest (your diaphragm).

When this happens, you can get heartburn symptoms and eventually damage to your oesophagus.

Surgery can repair the weak spot in the muscle and your stomach can also be stitched back in the right position. Sometimes it’s more effective if the surgeon wraps the upper part of your stomach around your oesophagus.

The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic.

A surgeons works on a patient

Laparoscopic gall bladder removal

Your gall bladder is a small organ that sits underneath your liver. Its job is to store bile which is produced by your liver, releasing the bile to help you break down the fats in food. Sometimes the bile crystallises, forming gallstones which can lead to pain and infection in your gall bladder.

You can manage without your gallbladder, so if you’re suffering from gallstones, you can have it removed. Keyhole (laparoscopic) gall bladder removal surgery is performed by making several small incisions in your abdomen before removing your gall bladder.

Gall bladder surgery is performed under general anaesthetic.

Disclaimer

This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition.

Find a hospital near you offering upper GI/ hepatobiliary surgery

We provide a comprehensive range of consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of gastroenterology and liver disease.

Our team of highly skilled surgeons and nursing staff provide expertise in colorectal and hepatobiliary surgeries. We have a dedicated stomal therapy nurse, specialising in the management of patients with faecal and urinary diversions.

Our services include:

  • Oesophageal reflux surgery
  • Hiatus hernia surgery
  • Surgery for achalasia
  • Surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancer

Hepatopancreatic and biliary surgery

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
  • Laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct
  • Liver resection
  • Resection of bile duct tumours.
  • Open and laparoscopic pancreatic resection

Weight loss surgery

  • Laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and bypass. Read more about weight loss surgery
  • Management of acute pancreatitis and its complications
  • Surgery of benign and malignant tumours of the pancreas

Endoscopy

  • colonoscopy, ERCP, oesophageal dilatation and stenting.
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes, endoscopic management of GI haemorrhage
General surgery

Thyroid surgery, thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, splenectomy, staging of upper GI malignancy, adrenalectomy, division of adhesions, appendicectomy and hernia repair (includes advanced laparoscopic techniques where appropriate).

Your GP can refer you to one of our upper GI specialists.

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At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, we have a team of highly skilled hepatobiliary, upper gastrointestinal and bariatric specialists who perform surgical procedures to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Reflux and Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Weight loss surgery
  • Upper gastrointestinal oncology
  • Oesophago-gastric cancer

Your GP can refer you to one of our upper GI specialists.

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The Upper GI/Hepatobiliary Department has expertise in cancer surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract. We use advanced laparoscopic techniques. We also manage a large number of non-malignant surgical conditions.

Oesophagus and stomach

  • 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.

Liver, pancreas and gall bladder

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct
  • Liver resection
  • Resection of bile duct tumours.
  • Pancreatic resection open / laparoscopic
  • Management of acute pancreatitis and its complications
  • Surgery of benign and malignant tumours of the pancreas

Weight loss surgery

Laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and bypass . Read more about weight loss surgery.

Endoscopy

  • Panendoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, oesophageal dilatation and stenting
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes, endoscopic management of GI haemorrhage.

Your GP can refer you to one of our upper GI specialists.

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The Upper GI/Hepatobiliary Department has expertise in oncological surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract and advanced laparoscopic techniques. We also manage a large number of non-malignant surgical conditions. 

Our services include:

Oesophagus and stomach

  • Oesophageal reflux surgery
  • Hiatal hernia surgery
  • Surgery for achalasia
  • Surgery for oesophageal and gastric malignancy
Liver, pancreas and gall bladder
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct
  • Liver resection
  • Resection of bile duct tumours.
  • Pancreatic resection open / laparoscopic
  • Management of acute pancreatitis and its complications
  • Surgery of benign and malignant tumours of the pancreas
Obesity surgery
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and bypass
Endoscopy
  • Panendoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, oesophageal dilatation and stenting
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes, endoscopic management of GI haemorrhage.

Your GP can refer you to one of our upper GI specialists.

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Our team comprises specialist surgeons who perform:

  • Gall bladder removal
  • Endoscopy and gastroscopy
  • Hernia repairs

Your GP can refer you to one of our upper GI specialists.

Contact Us

The Upper GI/Hepatobiliary Department has expertise in cancer surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract and advanced laparoscopic techniques. We also manage a large number of non-malignant surgical conditions. 

Our services include:

Oesophagus and stomach:
  • Oesophageal reflux surgery
  • Hiatal hernia surgery
  • Surgery for achalasia
  • Surgery for oesophageal and gastric malignancy

Liver, pancreas and gall bladder:

  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct
  • Liver resection
  • Resection of bile duct tumours.
  • Pancreatic resection (open and laparoscopic)
  • Management of acute pancreatitis and its complications
  • Surgery of benign and malignant tumours of the pancreas

Weight loss surgery:

  • Laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass?

Robot-assisted surgery

Your GP can refer you to one of our upper GI specialists.

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