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It is well-known that preoperative cytological assessment for thyroid nodules can be improved in those patients with an indeterminate cytology, and...
Supervisor: A/Prof. James Lee

Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has rapidly emerged as the most commonly performed bariatric surgical procedure in Australia. This has...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Oesophageal adenocarcinoma is one the cancers most closely associated with obesity and has demonstrated a 400% increase over the past 30 years. The...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Lectins are glycoproteins that bind non-covalently to carbohydrates on plasma membrane in a specific manner1. it is hypothesised that endogenous (...
Supervisor: Dr Shiva Akbarzadeh

Bariatric surgery is one of the most powerful health interventions available. A range of established surgical options are available, however,...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) disease effects more than 80% of obese patients. This disease is gaining increasing attention as independent driver...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Cancers of the oesophagus and stomach are common malignancies. Adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and oesophago-gastric junction is one of the most...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Bariatric surgery has been a defined surgical speciality for nearly fifty years. However, the number of weight loss procedures performed over the...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Women with Type 1 (T1) or Type 2 (T2) diabetes mellitus (DM) who become pregnant are at a higher risk of developing sight threatening diabetic...

Each year, more than 5000 Victorians present to emergency departments after sustaining burn injuries. The Victorian Adult Burns Service (VABS) admit...
Supervisor: Mr Cheng Hean Lo

Stem cells has been previously isolated from the adipose layer of debrided skin in severely burned patients. It has been shown to contribute to wound...
Supervisor: Mr Cheng Hean Lo

The efficacy of ultraviolet-C technology (UVC) as a disinfection tool is widely accepted. These devices deliver a measured dose of UV energy that...
Supervisor: Mr Cheng Hean Lo

The incidence of thyroid cancer has been on the rise over the last 3 – 5 decades worldwide. It is the most common type of endocrine cancer worldwide...
Supervisor: A/Prof. James Lee

Oesophageal function is complex and various methods have been developed to assess this. Oesophageal manometry, which involves synchronous recording...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton