• Informed

    Better informed patients lead to improved outcomes

  • Compassionate

    Patient-Centric Approach

  • Liberating

    Freedom to voice your needs and concerns

  • Understanding

    Dr Gandy listens and cares

  • Proficient

    Improvement of patient care

Our Practice

Eastern Suburbs Surgical Specialists

Eastern Suburbs Surgical Specialists

Eastern Suburbs Surgical Specialists offers private and public patients a comprehensive range of services from the one conveniently located Randwick practice.

Our surgeons specialise in head and neck, skin cancer, general, upper GI, weight-loss and urology procedures. They can provide minimal-access approaches, where appropriate, including endoscopy and robotic surgery.

Because complex patients require extra support, we also have a perioperative physician available to assess and manage patients’ medical issues before, during and after their surgery. This additional care helps them transition through the hospital experience as smoothly as possible.

We strive to see new patients within one week of enquiry, and will attend immediately to urgent cases. Our specialists understand the importance of clinical care providers working together for the best patient outcomes. Therefore, they strive to be as accessible as possible to a patient’s entire healthcare team and welcome direct contact from GPs, even after hours.

"By spending more time with patients in consultations, we can best prepare them for surgery and an early return to function. We tailor procedures and treatments to patients, avoiding a 'one-size fits all' approach."


Our Surgical Specialists

Dr Robert Gandy

Specialist Upper GI, Hepatobiliary and Bariatric Surgeon
MB ChB (Leeds), MRCS (London), MS (Sydney), FRACS
Hernia Repair | Bariatric Surgery | Gallbladder Surgery | Anti-reflux Surgery | Liver and Pancreatic | Cancer Surgery | Endoscopy | Robotic Surgery

Dr Gandy is a specialist in complex upper GI and weight-loss surgeries. He can provide a wide range of general procedures, such as endoscopy, gallbladder surgery and hernia repair, as well as surgical treatment for patients with high BMI or metabolic disease.

Over 90-percent of Dr Gandy's operations are performed using minimally-invasive techniques, including micro-laparoscopy and robotics, and are combined with modern regional and gas-free anaesthetics. This equates to less pain and an enhanced recovery for patients undergoing invasive upper abdomen surgeries.

Dr Gandy also treats patients in private and public facilities:

  • BodyFree Weight Loss Clinic (bariatrics only)
  • Prince of Wales Public Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Private Hospital

For appointments and more information contact 02-8599-4360 or visit www.keyholesurgeon.com.au


Dr Neil Pillinger

Specialist Anaesthetist
MB ChB, MSc, FANZCA

Dr. Pillinger gained his specialist qualification in anaesthesia in 2017 having completed medical training in Britain and Australia. He principally works at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he specialises in providing care for patients undergoing complex cancer surgery.

Dr. Pillinger is a lecturer at the University of Sydney and is engaged a range of teaching and research activities. He is particularly interested in the role of exercise before major surgery.

Dr. Pillinger and Dr. Gandy have worked together closely since 2016 and have a wealth of expertise looking after patients undergoing a wide range of operations.

Dr Pillinger treats patients in private and public facilities:

  • Prince of Wales Private Hospital
  • East Sydney Private Hospital
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

For more information contact www.claimology.com.au.


Dr Chris Lehane

Surgical Oncologist and General Surgeon
MBBS, MRCS (Ed), MS, FRACS
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery | Head and Neck Cancer Surgery | Melanoma and Skin Cancer Management | Surgical Oncology

Dr Chris Lehane is a Surgical Oncologist and General Surgeon, who specialises in head and neck, endocrine, breast, and sarcoma (soft tissue tumour) surgeries.

His practice and research focus is on providing high-quality, personalised care to patients who have cancer or complex surgical problems. Dr Lehane treats patients in a range of leading hospitals, including at the Nelune Cancer Centre, a major teaching centre in Sydney. He works collaboratively with medical and radiation oncology specialists to provide multi-disciplinary patient care.

Dr Lehane treats patients in private and public facilities:

  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Private Hospital
  • Royal Hospital for Women

For more information call 02-8073-9462 or visit drchrislehane.com.au.


Dr Richard Savdie

Urologist and Robotic Surgeon
MB BS (Hons), MS (Urol), FRACS
Urinary Conditions | Prostate Cancer| Benign Prostate Hyperplasia| Sexual Dysfunction| Kidney Stones

Dr Richard Savdie is a Urologist and Robotic Surgeon with a focus on minimally-invasive cancer surgery. He has a special interest in prostate conditions and the innovative management of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).

In his general urological clinic, Dr Savdie treats a wide range of conditions encompassing vasectomy, circumcision, bladder and urinary conditions, kidney stone surgery, sexual health and dysfunction, penile curvature surgery, and laser prostate surgery.

Dr Savdie treats patients in private and public facilities:

Appointments:

  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Private Hospital
  • St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney

For more information call 02-8382-6959 or visit www.easternsuburbsurology.com.


Dr Dylan Wanaguru

Specialist Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon
MBBS, FRACS
Paediatric tumour surgery | Paediatric thoracic surgery | Paediatric hernia repair | Undescended testes | Paediatric hernia repair

Dylan is a general paediatric surgeon with sub-specialty interests in surgical oncology and thoracic surgery. He is a staff specialist at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and a Visiting Medical Officer at Campbelltown Hospital.

After growing up in Sydney and training in Australia and New Zealand, he was awarded his Fellowship in Paediatric Surgery in 2015. He then travelled overseas in 2016-2018 to complete further Fellowships at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the United Kingdom and Red Cross War Memorial Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dylan has a broad paediatric surgical practice. He looks after common conditions such as hernias, hydroceles, undescended testicles, phimosis, tongue ties and lumps and bumps. He has particular interests in paediatric solid tumours, thoracic conditions including congenital lung lesions, neonatal surgery and minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy). He is one of the few paediatric surgeons in Australia performing keyhole surgery for repair of oesophageal atresia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and inguinal hernias.

Aside from his clinical duties, he is a Conjoint Lecturer at the UNSW, dedicating his time to teaching medical students and junior doctors. He is the current organiser of the ANZAPS Fellowship Exam Preparation Course for senior trainees in Australia and New Zealand.

Dylan enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, good food, cricket and supporting the Sydney Swans.

Dr Wanaguru treats patients in private and public facilities:

  • Sydney Children’s Hospital
  • Campbeltown Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Private Hospital
  • Sydney Surgical Centre

For more information call 02 8986 4577or visit drdylanw.com.au.


Dr Christina Norris

Geriatrician
BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), FRACP
Geriatric Medicine | Preoperative screening | Inpatient Review | Postoperative Care

Dr Norris is a Geriatrician specialising in the care of older people who plan to undergo surgery. She is passionate about delivering high-quality care to her patients, focusing on their own wishes whilst working collaboratively with the surgical team.

Following a comprehensive geriatric assessment, Dr Norris can manage any pre-existing medical conditions, and other contributing factors, to optimise pre-operative health. She will review patients during their stay at hospital, and continue to follow their recovery after discharge.

Dr Norris treats patients in private and public facilities:

  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Private Hospital

"The benefits of collaborative care between geriatricians and surgeons are now being recognised. Factors such as frailty, malnutrition and cognitive impairment are often underappreciated, but have a significant bearing on postoperative outcomes."

For appointments or more information call 02-8311-9615.


Support Team

Katrina – Practice Manager

Katrina has a diverse and important role as the manager of Eastern Suburbs Surgical Specialists. Katrina co-ordinates the patient journey for our patients, as well as the implementing and managing the processes we use to provide world class medical care. Katrina is a highly motivated and hard-working member of our team who is on hand and on site to assist you.

Nicola – Medical Admin

Nicola is an essential member of our team and may be your first person you speak to or meet when you contact our practice. Nicola manages our front of house operations including appointments, answering enquiries, surgical bookings and data management. Nicola is an integral member of our team who is always happy to assist you with enquiries and make your visit worthwhile.


Finding Us

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From the Main hospital entrance (Level 0-Barker street)

Enter into the main hospital foyer. Infront of you will be the 'barker street canteen'. Turn left towards the royal hospital for women, behind the large information desk are a group of lifts. The lifts on the right-hand side will take you to prince of wales Private hospital. The consulting suites are located on level 7.

From the high street entrance (Level 2)

Walk directly along the corridor in front of the entrance (approx. 400m). At the end of the corridor take the lift to level 0, walk across the foyer towards the information desk, behind the information desk is a bank of lifts. The lifts on the right-hand side will take you to level 7 Consulting suites.

From the main hospital Car park

Proceed to level B4 for parking. A dedicated lift clearly marked Prince of wales private hospital will take you directly to levels 5-7.

Once on Level 7

Exit the lift on level 7 turn right, at the first intersection of the corridors turn left and we are the first suite on the left.