Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgery

Our Department has expertise in Oncological Surgery of the Upper Gastroinstestinal Tract and advanced laparoscopic techniques.  We also manage a large number of non-malignant surgical conditions. These include:


• 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

Hepatopancreatic and Biliary Surgery

• Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
• Laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct
• Liver resection
• Resection of bile duct tumours

Obesity Surgery

• Laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and bypass

Pancreatic Conditions

• Management of acute pancreatitis and its complications
• Surgery of benign and malignant tumours of the pancreas


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

General Surgery

• Splenectomy
• Staging of upper GI malignancy
• Adrenalectomy
• Division of adhesions
• Appendicectomy
• Hernia repair


Associate Professor Douglas Fenton-Lee
Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Suite 403
Phone 8382 6482
Fax 8382 6485
Email drfentonlee@stvincents.com.au

A/Prof Koroush Haghighi
Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Level 14, Suite 1406
St Vincent's Private Hospital
406 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Phone 8382 6240
Email admin@hpbsydney.com

Fax 9398 0201

Professor Reginald V N Lord
Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Suite 606
Phone 8382 6671
Fax 8382 6672
Email recep606@stvincents.com.au