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How LapSurgery Australia began

LapSurgery Australia was established in 1984. Today the clinic is operated by surgeons, Ray McHenry, Chris Hensman and Ara Saravanamuttu and has expanded to 8 locations including Dandenong North (Head Office), Berwick, Burwood, Cranbourne, Frankston, Mulgrave, Vermont and Warragul.

What we offer

LapSurgery Australia offers a prompt referral service for patients who may need urgent consultation or review.

Our surgeons offer a diverse range of services, specialising in bariatric and general surgery, as well as having their individual sub-specialties. They are unique in that they cooperate and assist each other with more complicated cases. They also advocate a team approach to patient care and thus provide an optimal service. This includes 24 hour 365 day per year cover for their patients and referring General Practitioners.

Ongoing Medical Education and Introduction of New Technology

In order to provide optimal services, the Surgeons at LapSurgery Australia undertake extensive continuing medical education, regularly sourcing the latest technologies and trends overseas then incorporating these new ideas into the practice on return to Australia.

LapSurgery Australia pioneered the introduction of advanced laparoscopic surgery in our area with laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1990. Since then we have introduced to our area the operations of laparoscopic hiatus hernia (gastric reflux) surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy, laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery and “keyhole” surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, surgical management of Hyperhidrosis (sweat and blushing) and more specialised laparoscopic procedures for treatment of severe obesity, including sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery. Revisional surgery for previous obesity procedures is also available. Many of these operations are exclusive to LapSurgery Australia in our area.

Our surgeons have also been on the forefront of laparoscopic surgery for diseases of the large bowel and high-tech procedures for treating haemorrhoids. Mr Ray McHenry and Chris Hensman were the first to remove the entire large bowel and colon laparoscopically in 1999.

Mostly recently, the Surgeons at LapSurgery Australia are now performing selected operations assisted by the Da Vinci XI surgical robot.