General surgery

If you need general surgery for breast, colorectal, endocrine, skin cancer, upper GI, or weight loss, you’re in good hands at La Trobe Private Hospital.

We’re fully equipped to provide an extensive range of general and complex surgeries, both elective and life-saving procedures. We welcome private patients from Melbourne, across Victoria, interstate and overseas.

Our highly-experienced surgical teams work in 4 state-of-the-art operating theatres with market-leading equipment, and access to diagnostic technology.

When you choose to be a private patient with us, you get access to minimal wait times for surgery – usually weeks, not months and get to choose your
own surgeon.

And after surgery you’ll be cared for by a team of experienced, compassionate nurses whose sole focus is your comfort and recovery. For general surgery, choose to go private at La Trobe Hospital.

Experienced surgeons

As a private patient, you can choose your own surgeon from our exceptional team, who are skilled in traditional and minimally-invasive surgical procedures.

Our surgeons work with highly-skilled anaesthetists and clinical teams in the operating theatres and are committed to providing you with the best possible outcome.

General surgical services

You can access a wide range of general surgical services at Northern Beaches Hospital. These include:


Breast surgery

Surgery for benign and malignant breast tumours, and breast infections.

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Skin cancer surgery

Our experienced surgeons focus on removing skin cancers while achieving the best result. 

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Colorectal surgery  

Our experienced surgeons provide expert management for colorectal conditions.

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Upper GI and liver surgery

For gallstones, liver and pancreatic tumours, gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD), and gastric and oesophageal tumours.

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Endocrine surgery

For thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal tumours, and goiter.

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Weight loss and bariatric surgery

Our experienced specialist general surgeons work with patients to help them achieve sustainable weight loss.

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Why choose La Trobe Private Hospital? 

Because we’re a private hospital, you can expect better. We have minimum wait times for patients so you can see your preferred specialist sooner. 

Your surgery will be performed in one of our 4 state-of-the-art operating theatres. These impressive theatres attract leading surgeons and highly-qualified surgical teams from across Australia.

Our surgical teams are supported by world-class technology and equipment in the theatres. And we work closely with imaging and pathology partners to bring market-leading diagnostic technology to you and our community.

And after surgery you’ll be cared for by a team of experienced, compassionate nurses whose sole focus is your comfort and recovery.


After surgery you can expect simply wonderful care on our dedicated and fully-monitored surgical wards. There, you’ll be supported by a team of dedicated and experienced nurses who’ll aid in your recovery. They’ll go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at home.

The surgical ward is adjacent to our theatres, which are on the same floor.

If you need rehabilitation after your surgery, your surgeon will talk with you about the best place for you have this.

The private patient experience

When you choose to be a private patient you’ll enjoy rapid access to surgery and be able to choose your own surgeon.

You’ll have access to allied health and support teams who provide care in the hospital. These include accredited physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and speech pathologists.

Our friendly Bookings and Admission team will book you in and answer any questions you have. They’ll escort you and your support person to the pre-admission centre before going through to theatre.

How much will it cost?

As with most surgeries performed in a private hospital there are out-of-pocket fees. The amount depends on the surgery you have and - where you have private health fund cover - whether the treatment that is right for you, is included in that cover. Your specialist can give you an indication of out-of-pocket fees. Your private health fund will be able to advise whether your treatment is covered or not and any out-of-pocket fees.

No private health insurance?

If you don’t have private health insurance or you’re an overseas patient, you can choose to self-fund your surgery. Your specialist can talk to you about this option.

For all pre-admission enquiries please call (03) 9473 8770

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