Dr Michael Hii

Dr Michael Hii

Dr Michael Hii

FRACS, MBBS, BMedSci, PGDipSurgAnat

Oesophago-Gastric and Bariatric Surgeon
Clinical Lecturer, University of Melbourne

Mr Michael Hii is an oesophago-gastric surgeon who specialises in diseases of the oesophagus, stomach and adrenal glands. Mr Hii completed training in general surgery in Melbourne and then went on to complete an additional three years of specialist training in hospitals in Victoria and Brisbane. He currently works as a specialist consultant at St Vincent’s Public Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital and holds an honorary position at Box Hill Public Hospital. He is a co director of a busy private practice seeing patients in East Melbourne, Box Hill, Bendigo and Werribee.

Mr Hii has particular skills in treating oesophageal cancer and stomach cancerreflux diseasehiatal hernia and diseases of the adrenal glands. He is able to perform all of these surgeries using keyhole techniques, and many patients have benefited from this minimally invasive surgery compared to the more routine open surgery.

Mr Hii also publishes extensively and has presented around the world speaking on topics related to his area of specialty. As such he is completely up to date with the most modern techniques and developments in the areas of upper GI surgery.

Mr Michael Hii is dedicated to achieving the best results from surgery and committed to working with patients to deal with oesophago-gastric problems. He has helped many thousands of patients overcome serious medical disorders and improve their quality and quantity of life.

Michael provides the following services:

All of these are usually performed via keyhole surgery (unless specific patient circumstances require open surgery).

Education and Experience

  • Oesophago-Gastric surgery fellow, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, 2011-2012
  • Obesity surgery fellow, Royal Brisbane and Women’s’ Hospital, Brisbane, 2011
  • Upper GI and HPB fellow, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, 2010
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), General Surgery, 2009
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, Melbourne University Private, 2005
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Melbourne University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Medical Science, Melbourne University, 2000

Research

Michael Hii and the team at Melbourne Gastro Oesophageal Surgery team are extensively involved in research ensuring patients receive the most up to date and effective treatments.

Publications

  • Hii MW, Gibson RN, Speer AG, Collier NA, Sherson N, Jardine C. The role of radiology in the treatment of malignant hilar biliary strictures 2: 10 years of single institution experience with percutaneous treatment. Australas Radiol. 2003 Dec; 47(4): 393 – 403.
  • Hii MW, Gibson RN. Role of radiology in the treatment of malignant hilar biliary strictures 1:  Review of the literature. Australas Radiol. 2004 Mar; 48(1): 3 – 13. Review.
  • Hii MW, Firkin F, MacIsaac A, Yii M. Obstructive prosthetic mitral valve thrombosis in idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome: A case report and review of the literature. Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2006. Sep 15(5): 721 – 725.
  • Hii MW, Fox AM, Cade RJ. Laparoscopy-assisted percutaneous-endoscopic gastrostomy tube insertion. ANZ J Surg. 2008. Nov;78(11):1047.
  • Hii MW, et al. Editorial panel, surgicalexam.com, http://www.surgicalexam.com
  • Barrett K, Hii MW, Cade RJ. Benign gastro colic fistula in a woman presenting with weight loss and intermittent vomiting: a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2011 Jul 14;5(1):313
  • Hii MW, Gyorki DE, Sakata K, Cade RJ, Banting SW. Endoscopic management of post cholecystectomy biliary fistula. HPB (Oxford). 2011 Oct: 13(10): 669 – 705
  • Gyorki DE, Clarke NE, Hii MW, Banting SW, Cade RJ. Management of synchronous tumours of the oesophagus and pancreatic head: a novel approach. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011 Sep;93(6): 111-3
  • Hii MW, Hopkins GH. Gastro-gastric herniation. An unusual complication following greater curve plication for the treatment of morbid obesity. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Mar;94(2):e76-8.
  • Hii MW, Lake AC, Kenfield C, Hopkins GH. Laparoscopic conversion of failed gastric banding to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Short-term follow-up and technical considerations. Obes. Surg. 2012, Jan 16
  • Hii MW, Smithers BM, Gotley DC, Thomas JM, Thomson I, Martin I, Barbour AP. Long term survival after oesophagectomy – the impact of post operative morbidity. Br J Surg. 2012 Jan;100(1):95-104. doi: 10.1002/bjs.8973. Epub 2012 Nov 12
  • Cade RJ, Fox AM, Fahy ET, Hii MW. Prevention of Barrett’s metaplasia in a human model of duodenogastro-oesophageal reflux. Gastroenterology Insights. 2013, Vol 5, No 1. 12 – 15
  • Walker DM, Hii MW, Skinner CE, Hopkins GH. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after successful weight loss with laparoscopic adjustable gastric band: rationales and early outcomes in patients of body mass index < 35kg/m2. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014 Nov-Dec;10(6):1104-8
  • Punwani VV, Ong E, Hii MW. Cervical diverticulitis: a novel complication of a neonatal colonic interposition graft following oesophagectomy. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Sep 9;2015

Local Presentations:

  • AGITG Meeting Melbourne, 6 – 8 October 2013.
  • Hii MW, Barbour AP. “Multidisciplinary workshop – Oesophagectomy in the elderly”
  • Hii MW “Laparoscopic assisted PEG insertion”
  • Annual General Scientific & Fellowship Meeting, Victoria 2010
  • Hii MW, Cade RJ, Banting SW. “Endoscopic management of minor post cholecystectomy biliary injuries”
  • Peter Ryan Prize for surgical research, St Vincents Hospital 2010
  • Hii MW, Cade RJ, Banting SW. “Endoscopic management of minor post cholecystectomy biliary injuries”
  • General Surgeons Australia, Trainees day, Hobart Tasmania. 30th July 2011
  • Hii MW, “How I do it. Bariatric surgery”
  • Asian Pacific HPBA congress, Melbourne, Australia, 29 September 2011
  • Banting SW, Hii MW, Cade RJ. “Endoscopic management of minor post cholecystectomy biliary injuries”
  • Brisbane Sleeve invitational. 3rd – 4th February, 2012
  • Hii MW, “Sleeve gastrectomy and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease”.
  • ANZGOSA/ SUGGS – Surgeons and the Upper GI Tract. 7rd – 9th September, 2012
  • Hii MW, Smithers BM, Barbour AP. “Long term survival after oesophagectomy – the impact of post-operative morbidity”
  • ANZGOSA/ SUGGS – Surgeons and the Upper GI Tract. 7rd – 9th September, 2012
  • Hii MW, Hopkins GH. “What to do with the failed band – a review.”
  • Melbourne Upper GI Surgeons Meeting, Melbourne Australia, 25th September, 2012
  • Hii MW “Long term survival after oesophagectomy – the impact of post-operative morbidity”

International presentations

  • GSA trainees’ day – Upper GI. Singapore, 5 May 2014.
  • Hii MW – Bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass
  • World Congress of the international society for diseases of the oesophagus, Kagoshima, Japan, 2 Sep 2010
  • Cade RJ, Fox AM, Hii MW, “The development of neobarrett’s oesophagus after oesophago-gastrectomy. The influence of proton pump inhibitor therapy.” Poster presentation
  • IFSO Meeting Hamburg, Germany, 1 Sep 2011
  • Hii MW, Hopkins GH. “Laparoscopic conversion of vertical-banded-gastroplasty to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Short-term follow up”
  • IFSO Meeting Hamburg, Germany, 1 Sep 2011
  • Hii MW, Hopkins GH. “Laparoscopic conversion of vertical-banded-gastroplasty to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Technical considerations”
  • IFSO Meeting Hamburg, Germany, 2 Sep 2011
  • Hii MW, Hopkins GH. “Laparoscopic conversion of failed gastric banding to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Short-term follow up and technical considerations. Poster presentation.”
  • APGCC Meeting Singapore, Singapore, 6 July 2012
  • Hii MW, Smithers BM, Barbour AP. “Long term survival after oesophagectomy – the impact of post-operative morbidity.”
  • AGITG Meeting Sydney, 6 – 8 September 2012
  • Hii MW, Barbour AP. “Multidisciplinary workshop – A peculiar case of oesophageal cancer”

Current research interests:

  • Health related quality of life after oesophageal cancer surgery
  • Outcomes after revision bariatric surgery
  • Effectiveness of hiatal hernia repair
  • Effectiveness of anti-reflux surgery
  • Novel bariatric procedures

Teaching roles

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, ASSET course instructor 2012 – ongoing
  • Melbourne University, Honorary Clinical Lecturer 2012 – ongoing
  • University of Queensland, Senior Lecturer 2012 – ongoing
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Surgical Convenor, Advanced Surgical Training Program Registrar Lecture Series 2009 – 2010
  • Eastern Health, Surgical Convenor, Surgical registrar teaching program 2009
  • Eastern Health, Lecturer to medical students and interns 2009
  • Department of Anatomy, Melbourne University Medical School, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Tutor 2005

Public Hospital Appointments

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, St Vincents Health, Melbourne
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Eastern Health, Melbourne (Honorary position)

Professional Associations

  • FRACS – fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • ANZGOSA – Australia and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery Association
  • ANZHPBA – Australia and New Zealand Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • OSSANZ – Obesity Surgery Society of Australian and New Zealand
  • ACMAV – Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria
  • AMA – Australian Medical Association
  • GSA – General Surgeons Australia

Qualifications

FRACS, MBBS, BMedSci, PG DipSurgAnat
Oesophago-Gastric, Bariatric and General Surgeon
Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland
Clinical Lecturer, University of Melbourne

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