Dr Philip Le Page

Dr Philip Le Page

Dr Philip Le Page

MBBS, FRACS, ANZGOSA

Obesity and Upper GIT/General Surgeon

I am a Consultant Surgeon at the OClinic specializing in Surgery for Obesity, Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract, Laparoscopic Surgery and General Surgery.

I am from Sydney and studied at the University of Melbourne. I have undertaken Specialist training in General Surgery at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

I have specifically undertaken subspecialized training with the Australian and New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Association, both in Sydney and abroad in Edinburgh.

Qualifications

  • 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