With over 25 years of national and international experience and having performed several thousands of laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures successfully, Dr Arun Dhir- Director at Melbourne Gastro Surgery, is a highly respected surgeon in Melbourne. Mr. Dhir's vision is to provide holistic, world class treatment to patients with upper gastro intestinal and general surgical problems. He has a particular interest in laparoscopic ( keyhole) surgery and its application in weight loss for the morbidly obese. He also specializes in revisional surgery for obese patients who have had complications of previous weight loss operations.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Melbourne Gastro Surgery

Suite 213, Level 2 12 Ormond Boulevard
Bundoora VIC 3083

Consulting Location

Melbourne Gastro Surgery

Suite F Consulting Suites 246 Clayton Road
Clayton VIC 3168

Consulting Location

Melbourne Gastro Surgery

Suite 2A, Knox Private Hospital 262 Mountain Highway
Wantirina VIC 3152

Special interests

  • Weight loss surgery (Lap Gastric Banding , Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy and Lap Gastric Bypass)
  • Surgery for cancer of Stomach and Esophagus
  • Surgery for reflux disease including hiatus hernia repair
  • General Surgery ( hernias,gall bladders etc.)
  • Endoscopy (Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy)

Education and training

  • Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Monash University, Melbourne


  • MBBS, B. J. Medical College, Pune, India, 1993
  • MS (Gen. Surgery), K. G. Medical College, Lucknow, India, 1998
  • FRCS, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK, 1999
  • FRACS, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2008
  • GESA Accreditation in GI Endoscopy, Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in GI endoscopy, 2008

Professional Associations

  • IFSO
  • GESA
The Institute focuses on surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid gland and hernias.