A/Prof Michael Hii

FRACS, MBBS, BMedSci, PGDipSurgAnat

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  • Bariatrics
  • General Surgery
  • Upper Gi

Areas of Interest

  • Oesophageal & stomach cancer
  • Reflux disease
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Fitzroy, VIC

Suite 1, Level 3
100 Victoria Pde
East Melbourne, VIC 3002

T: (03) 9416 4418

F: (03) 8692 1190

E: mhiipa@mgos.com.au


A/Prof. 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.

He is the deputy director of the Hepatobiliary and Upper GI unit at St Vincent’s Hospital and the Pre-SET co-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 busy clinical workload - in addition to clinical work, he maintains an interest in research and education. He is a clinical Assoc. Professor 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. He is involved in surgical education from medical student level up to and including post fellowship training.

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.

Michael is also the inaugural chair of the HOPE fund, a philanthropic foundation supporting research and the provision of care for patients undergoing major upper gastro intestinal surgery.

Outside of work Michael is passionate about his family time, he loves spending time with his daughters, collecting old guitars and fetching balls out of the rough during a the game of golf.

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