A/Prof Gary Crosthwaite is the Director of the General Surgery and Gastroenterology Clinical Institute at Epworth HealthCare. A/Prof Crosthwaite, is an Upper GI Surgeon with extensive experience in surgical oncology and laparoscopic surgery including fundoplication, hiatus hernia repair and achalasia surgery. He also has significant experience of POEM for Achalasia and currently undertakes this procedure at Epworth. He is also involved in clinical education of Registrars, Residents, Fellows and medical students .

Epworth appointments:

Director, General Surgery and Gastroenterology Clinical Institute

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Ground Floor Cato Wing

Consulting Suite 2, 89 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121

Special interests

  • Upper GI surgery
  • Antireflux surgery
  • Achalasia surgery - POEM Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy
  • Gastroscopy and colonoscopy
  • Gastric and oesophageal cancer


  • MBBS University of Melbourne 1982
  • FRACS 1992

Professional Associations

  • AMA
  • ISDE
  • OESO
  • EAES
The Institute focuses on surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid gland and hernias.