Andrew Smith is an Upper Gastro-intestinal specialist general surgeon. He trained in surgery at The Alfred in Melbourne, becoming fully qualified in 1996. Post graduate training was undertaken in the U.K. for a further 2 years to obtain expertise in laparoscopic and resectional upper GI surgery.
His particular areas of interest include laparoscopic surgery, bariatric and anti-reflux surgery, gallstones and hernia surgery.
Andrew has been working in bariatric surgery for more than 20 years. Surgery is done at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, and some more minor procedures at Glen Iris Private.
Andrew is happy to see patients who wish to have Lap-band surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass and the endoscopic procedure of intragastric balloon.
Monash University Professor of Surgery and Director of The Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), Centre for Obesity Research and Education, at the Alfred Hospital.
Mr Andrew Packiyanathan is a general and upper gastrointestinal surgeon with a special interest in bariatric (weight loss) surgery. He also has an interest in upper GI endoscopy and has experience in therapeutic endoscopic procedures.
Senior Lecturer Monash University Department of Surgery, Visiting Surgeon at The Alfred Hospital and at also Frankston Hospital.
Damien is an upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon who graduated from University of Melbourne in 2002 and has been a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons since 2012. Damien’s major clinical interests are in weight loss surgery, reflux oesophagitis and cancers of the stomach and oesophagus.