Mr Jacob Vanyai is a highly qualified Upper GI and General Surgeon. He specialises in minimally invasive gastro-oesophageal surgery, in particular gastric cancer and hiatal hernia repair. He values enhanced recovery protocols to improve post operative care. Beyond upper GI surgery, he is a GESA accredited endoscopist and experienced general surgeon.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Eastern


Epworth Richmond


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

291 Moreland Rd
Coburg VIC 3058

Consulting Location

174 Union Rd
Surrey Hills VIC 3127

Consulting Location

240 Hoppers Lane
Werribee VIC 3030

Special interests

  • Gastric and oesophageal cancer (open and laparoscopic)
  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia and antireflux surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Abdominal hernia repair (open and laparoscopic)
  • Endoscopy

Education and training

  • Critical care (CCrISP) instructor, RACS


  • MBBS, University of Melbourne, 2005
  • FRACS, 2012

Professional Associations

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