• 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 at our 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:

  • Eastern Suburbs Surgical Specialists (all conditions)
  • BodyFree Weight Loss Clinic (Obesity surgery consultations)
  • Integrated Health Institute (Obesity surgery consultations)
  • Prince of Wales Public Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Private Hospital
  • East Sydney Private Hospital

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

Dr Neil Pillinger

Specialist Anaesthetist

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
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 Samantha Chen

Oncoplastic Breast and General Surgeon
MBBS (hons), MS, FRACS
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery | General Surgery | Endoscopy and Colonoscopy | Surgical Oncology

Dr Samantha Chen is an Australian trained specialist General Surgeon with subspecialty training in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. She graduated from the University of New South Wales, obtaining her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with First Class Honours. After completing internship and residency she was accepted onto the General Surgery training program through the Prince of Wales Hospital network, attaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in General Surgery.

Dr Chen is appointed as a Breast and General Surgeon at Prince of Wales Hospital, The Royal Hospital for Women, BreastScreen NSW and Prince of Wales Private Hospital. She is a current member of BreastSurgANZ, the Australasian Society for Breast Disease and General Surgeons of Australia. She provides Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy, with certification from the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. She is committed to teaching medical students, junior doctors, registrars and fellows. She has published and presented internationally and is involved in recruiting for clinical trials nationally and internationally. She prides herself in respecting every patient as an individual, her ability to communicate clearly and work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team.

Dr Chen 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 drsmanthachen.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:


  • 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.

Support Team

Izzy and Sarah – Practice Managers

Izzy and Sarah have diverse and important roles as the managers of Eastern Suburbs Surgical Specialists. They co-ordinates the patient journey from an initial contact to the first consultation and beyond. They also well implement and manage the processes we use to provide world class medical care. Sarah and Izzy have many years of experience in a wide range of medical specialities.

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.