Michael Hii is an Oesophago Gastric and Bariatric surgeon. He is passionate about clinical surgery and also surgical education and research. He is the current supervisor of junior surgical training and chair of the upper GI research group at St Vincent's Hospital and a senior lecturer and surgical lead at the University of Melbourne. He has published broadly in the upper GI and bariatric literature. Current research interests include physiologic changes following bariatric surgery, and the optimization of outcomes following oesophagectomy.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Melbourne Gastro Oesophageal Surgery

Suite 4, Level 3, Healy Wing, St Vincent's Hospital 41 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Special interests

  • Oesophago gastric surgery (Upper GI cancers, hiatus hernias, achalasia, reflux disease)
  • Bariatric surgery (Sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and gastric band surgery).
  • General surgery (Gallstone disease, abdominal wall hernias)
  • Adrenal disease

Education and training

  • Supervisor of pre SET, St Vincent's Hospital
  • Senior Lecture, University of Melbourne
  • MDRP supervisor, University of Melbourne


  • Body composition changes with upper GI treatment
  • GI physiology changes with bariatric surgery
  • Improving outcomes following upper GI treatment
  • Multimodality treatment of obesity


  • MBBS
  • BMedSci
  • PGDipSurgAnat

Professional Associations

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