Mr Jacobs is a general surgeon with special expertise and further training in gastrointestinal surgery and hernia repair. He has a particular interest in diagnostic and interventional endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy), laparoscopy (key hole surgery), the management of gastric cancer and reflux disease. Additionally he has extensive experience in the treatment of abdominal wall hernias, including day case, local anaesthetic surgery for groin hernias as well as minimally invasive techniques for hernia repair. Furthermore he performs abdominal wall reconstruction for multiply recurrent hernias and trains other surgeons in complex incisional hernia repair.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street


Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

104 320 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Consulting Location

Family Medical Centre

94 O'Shannasy Street
Sunbury VIC 3429

Special interests

  • gastric cancer
  • reflux disease
  • hernia surgery
  • gastroscopy
  • colonoscopy


  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne 1984
  • MBBS, University of Melbourne 1985
  • FRACS, RACS 1993

Professional Associations

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