Melbourne Gastro-Oesophageal and Weight Loss Surgery
Dr Salena Ward is General Surgeon who specialises in surgery of the oesophagus and stomach, including weight loss surgery.
Dr Ward finished Medical School at The University of Melbourne in 2000. Her junior work and surgical training has been at Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Alfred Hospital, then qualified as a surgeon in 2009. She has specialist oesophageal and gastric surgical training at Box Hill Hospital, then in the United Kingdom at Oxford University Hospital, and returned to Australia in 2012 to start consultant work in public and private practice.
She prides herself on excellence in surgical procedures, and also in clinical and patient care. She has a commitment to education and training, involved in the Eastern Health Clinical School and Research Group, and the St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne Surgical Research Group, as well as training medical students and juniors doctors in her public and private hospitals. She completed a Master in Surgery in 2013 through Monash University and is now a supervisor of current students for their Masters in Surgery.
She is also active in the surgical community, and at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, is a Member of the victoria Regional Committee and assists with the Victorian Annual Surgeon’s Meeting in organisation and supporting research submissions. She is an active member of the relevant Australian obesity and oesophago-gastric specialist surgical societies.
Dr Ward consults privately in Box Hill North, Bundoora, Fitzroy, Frankston and Ringwood East. She operates privately for major surgeries at Epworth Eastern Private Hospital in Box Hill and St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Fitzroy. She believes in a thorough patient consultation, aims to provide timely, comfortable and efficient service to patients in operative and non-operative care, and keeps the patient and their doctors fully informed at all stages of care”