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Ray McHenry


Ray graduated in medicine from Monash University. He trained at the Alfred Hospital in surgery and gained his Australian Fellowship in surgery in 1979. He pursued further training in the United Kingdom and returned to Australia in 1981. He has worked in the Dandenong area since then, forming LapSurgery Australia in 2008.

Chrys Hensman

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Chrys Hensman specialises in Robotic, General, GI, Bariatric and Metabolic, hernia, advanced minimally invasive surgery (Laparoscopic surgery) and Reflux monitoring.



He has published widely and been involved in the development of patents. His research interests include a Postdoctoral, and PhD in the new developments in Robotic console design & ergonomic benefits of robotic surgery in collaboration with Monash and Swinburne Universities, quality improvement in hernia surgery and the use of AI in surgeon training and credentialling.


He is the RACS representative on the TGA surgical mesh expert working group (SMEWG), Chrys is the Australian representative of the US based MD Epinet. He is also a member of the SAGES guidelines committee. He is a founding member of the ANZ hernia society and sponsor of the soon to launch ANZ hernia registry pilot.


Teaching duties include curriculum development & supervision of research projects of the University of Adelaide Masters in Minimally invasive surgery and RACS training of surgeons as well as Monash University final year undergraduates.


Aravinthan (Ara)


Ara is a specialist in Laparoscopic General, Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric surgery. Ara achieved his medical degree through the University of Melbourne in 2005. Through his time as a junior doctor, Ara gained experience at a number of Victorian public hospitals including The Alfred, Box Hill, Frankston, Maroondah, Sandringham and The Angliss. Ara joined LapSurgery Australia in 2018.

Sheryn Cheah


Sheryn completed her medical degree at Monash University in 2006, working at the Alfred Hospital as a junior doctor; and obtained her Fellowship in General Surgery through Eastern Health. Subsequently she has commenced a Masters of Surgery, completed ANZGOSA training in Upper GI Surgery, and undertaken a Bariatric Fellowship at Box Hill Hospital.

Fiona Prosser

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Fiona is a clinical nurse with years of experience in working with bariatric and general surgery patients. She also assists with manometry testing and coordinating the Bariatric Surgery Registry.

Cassie Stuchbery

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Cassie is a people-focussed dietitian with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Monash University. She has a background working in chronic disease management and a passion for helping people get the best possible outcomes from their surgery. Cassie’s goal is to provide patients with tailored nutrition advice and motivation so that they can stop “dieting” and enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Jenny Grinstead


Jenny Grinstead is registered Psychologist with over 15 years experience providing counselling, training, and assessment and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Her professional practice has included working with a wide range of clients, particularly those with disordered eating, body image concerns, chronic health issues in addition to general mental health conditions.

Luke Dowse


Luke has a passion to see people’s quality of life enhanced with an improvement of their physical health and function. Luke has experience working with people with complex musculoskeletal pain conditions as well as other various health conditions.

Kate Ratten

Practice Manager