About

Dr Vikram Balakrishnan is a highly trained and experienced Colorectal and General surgeon, having trained at St Vincent's Health Victoria, St George Hospital NSW and Box Hill Hospital. Dr Balakrishnan has a passion for advanced laparoscopic surgery and treats all colorectal conditions including benign anorectal disease, colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr Balakrishnan is proficient in all aspects of endoscopy, including upper and lower GI endoscopy as well as advanced polypectomy techniques.

Epworth hospital locations

Hospital

Epworth Eastern

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Surgical Associates Melbourne

Suite 21, Level 1, Corner of Plenty Road and Greenhills Road
Bundoora VIC 3083

Consulting Location

Melbourne Surgical Group

Ekera Medical Centre, Suite 13, Level 1 120 Thomas Street
Box Hill North VIC 3129

Special interests

  • Colon, Rectal and Anal cancers
  • Anorectal conditions (e.g. haemorrhoids, abscess, fistula)
  • Faecal incontinence, rectal prolapse and pelvic floor disorders
  • Minimal access surgery (e.g. Laparoscopic, TAMIS)
  • Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, including Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy

Research

  • Chemoradiation in rectal cancer
  • Polypectomy detection rates during colonoscopy
  • Nerve blocks following haemorrhoid surgery
  • Communication in healthcare

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • BMedSc
  • FRACS
  • CSSANZ
  • Diploma Surgical Anatomy

Professional Associations

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