Mr LP Cheah MBBS(Hons 1st) FRACS MRCS( England)

Dr LP Cheah is an experienced Specialist General Surgeon and Endoscopist who has performed over 25,000 procedures. He graduated from the University of Melbourne as the top medical student (winning 23 awards and prizes) and completed his surgical training in both England and Australia. He created Melbourne Surgery in 2006 when he became consultant. In the early years of his specialist practice, Dr Cheah was one of the busiest  general surgeon working in public hospitals in Victoria by case numbers.

His special interests are in minimally-invasive hernia repairs, colonoscopies(including haemorrhoid treatment at the same time), minor plastic surgery for skin cancer and pilonidal sinus surgery.

Dr Cheah is happy to see non-English speaking patients. He can also converse in Malay/Indonesian, Chinese(Hokkien, Mandarin,Cantonese) and some basic Farsi/Dari, Italian & Spanish  

Making An Appointment

- please submit details online here:
(Appointment Request )
A referral letter from your GP is required. All telephone consults are bulk billed - the referral letter needs to be faxed to 90699480.

Please ring the location to be seen directly for a face to face appointment. 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.

Special Interests

  1. Hernia repairs using mini-incision without muscle paralysis - Inguinal , Umbilical, Laparoscopic port sites, Epigastric, Femoral(over 3000 +cases)
  2. Minor Plastic Surgery - Skin cancers, Sebaceous Cyst, Lipoma,  soft tissue tumour, moles (8000+ cases)
  3. Endoscopy - Colonoscopy & banding of haemorrhoids, Gastroscopy, Capsule Endoscopy(10 000 + scopes)
  4. Pilonidal sinus surgery - using mini-incisions (600+ cases)
  5. Haemorrhoids - Banding, Surgery, Ligation/Plication(2000+ cases)
  6. Ingrown toenail - wedge resection(500+)
  7. Vasectomy- scalpel free technique(400+)
  8. Hand surgery - Carpal tunnel release, Ganglion, Dupuytren's contracture(500+)
  9. General Surgery - Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Appendicectomy, Breast Surgery(lump, breast cancer, inverted nipple, gynaecomastia), Thyroid Surgery, Bowel surgery, Anal fissure/fistula, Perianal abscess, Melanoma Surgery, Circumcision(1000+)

Melbourne Surgery Contact Info

Locations & contact details

The Clinic Footscray

93 Paisley Street, Footscray 3011
Tel: 9687 2271 Fax: 96896008
eFax: 9069 9480(Telehealth consult)
Wednesdays 8am-2pm

John Fawkner Private Hospital Consulting Rooms

1st Floor, 267 Moreland Road,
Coburg 3058
Tel: 9385 2285 Fax: 9386 9763 eFax: 9069 9480(Telehealth consult) Mondays 1-5pm

Mitcham Private Hospital - Consulting Suites

23 Doncaster East Rd, Mitcham 3132
Tel: 9210 3146 eFax: 9069 9480(Telehealth consult)

Goonawarra Medical Centre

1-5 Dornoch Drive, Sunbury 3429
Tel: 9744 9999
eFax: 9069 9480(Phone consult)
Tuesday monthly

Western Private Hospital

1-9 Marion St, Footscray, VIC 3011
Tel: 9318 3177 eFax: 9069 9480(Phone consult)
Tuesdays - Surgery only

Western Gastroenterology

30 Eleanor St, Footscray
Tel: 9318 3399 eFax: 9069 9480(Telehealth consult)
Wednesday 8 weekly 

Echuca Hospital Rooms

Kinsey House, 25 Francis St, Echuca 3564
Tel: 5485 5866 Fax: 5485 5885