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Dr Philip Le PageMBBS, FRACS, ANZGOSA
Obesity & Upper GIT/General Surgeon

Dr Philip Le Page

Dr Philip Le Page is a Consultant Surgeon at OClinic specialising in Surgery for Obesity, Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract, Laparoscopic Surgery under our Concord Hospital Subsidised Bariatric Program.

Dr Le Page has undertaken specialist training in General Surgery at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as well as subspecialised training with the Australian and New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Association, both in Sydney and abroad in Edinburgh.

Education & Training

  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) 2001
  • FRACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) 2010
  • ANZGOSA Fellow (Australian and New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Association), 2012
  • GESA (Gastroenterological Society of Australia) qualified for Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy

Awards/Prizes

  • J.P. Ryan Prize for Surgery (top final year Surgical student at Royal Melbourne Hospital), 2001
  • MBBS University Honours in Surgery, 2001
  • Stirling Prize finalist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 2001
  • Covidien Travel Grant recipient, 2013

Appointments/Memberships

  • Visiting Medical Officer, Sydney Adventist Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer, The Mater Hospital
  • Adjunct Clinical Lecturer, University of Notre Dame, Sydney
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Australian and New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Association (ANZGOSA)
  • Society of the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
  • Honorary Fellow of Anatomy, University of Melbourne (2006)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trainees Association of Victoria (RACSTAV) representative to Royal Melbourne Hospital (2006)

Specialist Conferences/Courses Attended

I have regularly attended specialized conferences and courses for over 10 years to keep abreast of advances and new techniques. Recently these include:

  • SAGES annual scientific conference, 2013, U.S.A.
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, 2013, Newcastle, U.K.
  • European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, 2013, Netherlands
  • Laparoscopic biliary surgery, 2013, Edinburgh, UK
  • Laparoscopic Upper GI cadaveric course, 2013, Newcastle, UK
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Hiatal Surgery, 2013, Edinburgh, UK
  • Scottish Cancer Networks National OG Cancer Meeting, 2013, UK
  • Medication safety course, 2014, Australia
  • Mastering Professional Interactions, 2013, UK
  • Keeping Trainees on Track, 2014, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Speaker Presentations

I have presented at both Australian and International meetings in the areas of my specialization, recent forums including:

  • Society of the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Baltimore, U.S.A., 2013
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, 2013
  • European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, 2013
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meetings, 2012
  • Sydney Upper GIT Society, 2012
  • ANZGOSA meeting, 2012

Research Publications

I have been active in research and audit throughout my training, contributing to improvements in patient outcomes. Recent publications include:

  • “Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair in patients previously having prostatectomy is feasible, safe and effective”, Surgical Endoscopy; Le Page PA et al, 2013, (doi:10.1007/s00464-013-3094-1)
  • “Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy –Review of 500 cases in single surgeon Australian practice”, ANZJS, Gibson S, Le Page PA, Taylor CJ, 2013, (doi: 10.1111/ans.12483)
  • “Symptoms of GORD and GORD related quality of life improve post Sleeve Gastrectomy: Prospective cohort study with 6 months follow-up”, Le Page PA et al, British Journal of Surgery, 2013; 100 (Suppl. 8): 3-4
  • “Esophageal Dysmotility after Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery”, Obesity Surgery, Le Page PA et al, 2013, (doi:10.1007/s11695-013-1134-5)
  • “Massive hiatus hernia repair without mesh – medium term outcomes and quality of life”, Le Page PA et al, ANZJS, May 2012
  • “‘Pantaloon’ diaphragmatic hernia masquerading as a paraoesophageal hiatal hernia”, ANZJS, Volume 83, Issue 12, December 2013
  • IgG4-Related Sclerosing Cholangitis – the cholangiocarcinoma mimic, ANZJS

Teaching/Examining in Surgery

I hold a keen interest in teaching upcoming surgeons and students, to pass on knowledge, ensuring future generations are looked after. Roles have included:

  • Clinical Medicine/Surgery tutor, 2005-2014
  • Advanced laparoscopic skills course, St. Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, 2011
  • Advanced Laparoscopy for Perioperative Nurses, POW Hospital, Sydney 2011
  • Examiner Final Year Surgical Students, Notre Dame University, 2011
  • Volunteer Teacher/Tutor, Melbourne University Anatomy Fellowship, 2006
  • Physiology/Anatomy tutor Ormond College, Melbourne University, 2006

Expertise and Special Interests

I have developed keen interests in the following areas:

  • Obesity Surgery (Gastric sleeve, Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Heartburn / Reflux / Hiatus Hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Barrett’s Oesophagus
  • Oesophageal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Abdominal / Groin Hernias
  • Splenectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Appendicitis and Small Bowel Diseases
  • General Surgery
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