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Ray McHenry

Surgeon

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)
Saravanamuttu

Surgeon

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.

Sheryn Cheah

Surgeon

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.

Andrew Chong

Surgeon

Mr Andrew Chong obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne in 2011, incorporating a year of research in the UK at Imperial College London. He then completed General Surgery training through Monash Health and obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2021. Andrew subsequently travelled to Singapore and completed a fellowship in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery, developing skills in advanced minimally-invasive GI surgery.

 

He went on to pursue a further year of post-fellowship training in Upper GI and Endocrine surgery at Northern Health, where he gained further exposure to benign and malignant Upper GI disease, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal conditions in addition to managing a wide range of surgical emergencies coming through the state’s busiest emergency department. He is also accredited by CCRTGE for both gastroscopy and colonoscopy for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures.

Dr Monica Foong

Specialist General Practitioner

Dr Monica Foong is a General Practitioner with specialist knowledge and experience in weight management. Dr Foong is passionate about working alongside patients to achieve their health goals in a non-judgemental and caring approach. She is SCOPE certified with the World Obesity Federation and has completed the Horizon mentorship program with Australia’s leading experts in the field. She is a member of ANZMOSS and attends conferences regularly to stay up-to-date with the latest in lifestyle, medications and surgical options for managing weight.

Dr Judy Day

Specialist General Practitioner

Dr Judy Day has worked in General Practice over the last 30 years: the continuity being broken up a little by having her 3 sons. She has always had an interest in prevention of illness.

For the last 10 years her passion has been in weight management, predominantly post-surgical gastric band adjustments. This has expanded to include use of medications as either a non-surgical option or as an adjunct to surgery. Over the last few years suitable medications have come on to the market to help control hunger so she is now better equipped to help with weight loss. No one treatment fits all, so working with patient to define their personal needs is a challenging and rewarding experience.

Dr Michael Ho

General, Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

Dr Xun Li

General, Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

Dr Kien Tow

Perioperative & General Physician

Dr Jason Moghaddas

Perioperative & General Physician

Genevieve Cardosa

Registered Nurse Div 1.

Genevieve is an experienced nurse with a background working in spinal interventional pain management specialist clinic, where she accumulated years of valuable expertise. She now enjoys working with bariatric and general surgery patients, finding it incredibly rewarding. Genevieve is involved in post op wound care and management and assisting with manometry testing, Allurion balloon insertion, and coordinating the Bariatric Surgery Registry. Her commitment to patient care, combined with her knowledge and compassion, allows her to make a significant impact on the lives of individuals undergoing weight loss and other health journeys.

Cassie Stuchbery

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Cassie is a people-focused 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

Psychologist

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

Physiotherapist

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.