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Mr LP Cheah MBBS(Hons 1st) FRACS MRCS( England) is an experienced Specialist General Surgeon and Endoscopist who has performed over 15 000 procedures. He graduated from the  University of  Melbourne as the top medical student in 1997 and completed his surgical training in both England and  Australia. He set up Melbourne Surgery in 2006 when he became a consultant general surgeon .


ELECTRONIC APPOINTMENT/Enquiries] - please click here if you want to make an appointment or ring the rooms directly

The Clinic Footscray (Wednesdays) 1st Floor, 91 Paisley Street, Footscray 3011

Tel: 9687 2271 Fax: 9689 6008

John Fawkner Private Hospital Consulting Rooms (Monday, Thursday, Saturday) 
1st Floor, 267 Moreland Road, Coburg 3058
Tel: 9385 2285 - REFERRAL FORM

Mitcham Private Hospital  - Consulting Rooms A (Monday & Friday) 
27 Doncaster East Rd, Mitcham 3132
Tel: 9210 3146  (For direct access gastroscopy/colonoscopy & banding of haemorrhoids - please fax REFERRAL FORM to 9689 6008)

Western Skin Institute 378 Main Road West, St Albans 3021 Tel 1800 88 7546 (SKIN)  (Tues)

Caroline Springs Specialist Centre  
1042 Western Highway(behind Masters), Caroline Springs 3023 Tel : 8361 7655 

Errol St Medical Centre, Level 1, 65-67 Errol St, North Melbourne 3051 Tel: 9329 7011

Goonawarra Day Hospital    1-5 Dornoch Drive, Sunbury 3429 Tel: 9744 9999 (Thurs monthly) 

Also operating at:

Western Private Hospital, 1-9 Marion St, Footscray Tel : 9318 3177

Western Gastroenterology, 30 Eleanor St, Footscray (Tel: 9318 3399 - please ring and ask to be booked on Dr Cheah's list directly) - alternate Wednesdays.  REFERRAL FORM

Coburg Endoscopy Centre, 15 Munro St, Coburg Tel: 9386 4422 - please ring and ask to be booked on Dr Cheah's list directly) - alternate Tuesdays. REFERRAL FORM

Echuca Hospital Medical Consulting Suites, Francis Street, Echuca 3564 Tel: 5485 5866 Fax: 5485 5885 

Sunshine Private Hospital - Western Day Surgery, 145 Furlong Rd, St Albans Tel : 9366 0666

(Minor Procedures performed in rooms in Footscray, Western Skin Institute and Mitcham; cryotherapy for skin cancers also performed in Footscray, Western Skin Institute &  Echuca rooms)

Please ring the rooms directly for an appointment. A referral letter from your general practitioner is required. Please bring along all the relevant results of tests already performed(eg Ultrasound/CT films and copy of the radiology reports or blood test results). For patients who have seen Dr LP Cheah before, a new referral is needed if it has been more than 12 months since the date of the original referral letter. 

Interstate and overseas patients are welcome. For interstate patients with pilonidal sinus disease - please check with your GP if there are happy to follow up.  Telehealth consults via Skype is also available in some locations.

Mr LP Cheah's special interests is in short, minimally invasive surgery:

·       HERNIA Repairs using mini-incisions – Inguinal, Paraumbilical, Ventral, Incisional/Port site hernias

·      ENDOSCOPY(Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy including BANDING to treat  haemorrhoids) 

·       Minor PLASTIC SURGERY (Mole & Skin Cancer excisions - using plastic surgical techniques including local flap repair and skin graft;     Excision of lipomas & cysts using short minimally invasive incisions inc without having to shave any hair on the scalp)

·       HAND surgery – Carpal tunnel release, Dupuytren’s fasciectomy, Trigger finger release, Ganglion excision

·       PILONIDAL SINUS surgery – minimally invasive mini-excision(eg Bascom operation), Modified Karydakis operation

·       INGROWN TOENAIL surgery - Wedge resection

·       Laparoscopic cholecystectomy & cholangiogram

·       Vasectomy(scalpel free technique), circumcision, scrotal cyst, varicocele

·       Cryotherapy for skin cancer and solar keratoses; warts

·       Breast surgery(lump, cyst, breast cancer, inverted nipple correction)

·       Melanoma surgery(Wide excision, flap closure, sentinel node biopsy)

·       Thyroid surgery - Hemithyroidectomy, Total thyroidectomy

·       Appendicectomy - Laparoscopic/Open, Drainage of abscess

·       Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Camera Study)

·        Haemorrhoid surgery - Banding, Haemorrhoidectomy

·        Excision of soft tissue tumours(dermatofibroma, neurofibroma, schwannoma, angioleiomyoma, syringoma, pilomatrixoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, Merkel cell cancer, sweat gland tumour, hidradenoma, sebaceoma), corns and warts

Problems Mr LP Cheah commonly sees include: 

·        Rectal bleeding including haemorrhoids; positive faecal occult blood test(FOBT); screening for bowel cancer; perianal pain; diverticular disease

·        Pilonidal sinus disease 

·        Hernias - inguinal hernia, umbilical/paraumbilical/anterior abdominal wall hernia, incisional hernia(including hernias at laparoscopic port sites), hernia seen on ultrasound; groin pain

·        Gallstones

·        Skin cancers - squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer, melanoma; precancerous skin condition such as solar keratoses and elastoses

·         Lumps on the skin or under the skin

·        Vasectomy, Circumcision, Scrotal cyst, Varicocele

·        Ingrown toenail

·        Breast lump, nipple discharge, breast pain/mastalgia, breast cancer

·        Inverted nipple  - Surgical eversion 

·        Thyroid - Goitre, nodule seen on ultrasound, tumour, thyroid cancer

·        Varicose vein , leg ulcers, ischaemic toe

Mr LP Cheah is committed to providing excellent care for his patients. His caring approach(including non-surgical options) is appreciated by patients and their families.

[REFERRAL FORM  -  Download Referral Form Here ] - this form can be used for direct access Gastroscopy  & Colonoscopy +- Banding of haemorrhoids; must be signed by referring doctor
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Please note that the information in this website is an educational resource, and should not be used in isolation for decisions about any treatment. All such decisions must be made in consultation with a doctor.