Mr. Michael Hii
Mr. Michael Hii
Bariatric Surgeon
Mr Michael Hii is a specialist bariatric and upper GI (oesophagus and stomach) surgeon. He has undergone extensive training in Melbourne and Brisbane in the full range of obesity procedures and has performed over 300 obesity cases. He has worked in high volume obesity units at Box Hill Hospital, Victoria and at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, and during this time has worked alongside some of the busiest and most respected surgeons in the country. He has been the key surgical instigator in the establishment of the new metabolic weight clinic at St Vincent’s public hospital.

Mr Hii currently works as a consultant surgeon at St Vincent’s Public Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital and holds an honorary position at Box Hill Hospital, Eastern health. He is also a co-director of a large private bariatric practice and sees private patients in East Melbourne, Box Hill, Bendigo and Werribee. Mr Hii operates privately at St Vincent’s Private, Epworth Freemasons and Epworth Eastern Private Hospital.

Mr. Hii has performed gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding fr many successful patients. He is also offers other special procedures in particular situations when patients are not suitable for the above operations. Mr Hii is able to perform all of these surgeries with the “keyhole” technique, and patients’ benefit greatly from this compared to the traditional “open” surgeries.

In addition to his clinical workload, Mr. Hii has published extensively in the obesity surgery literature and has presented at many meetings around the world on this topic. He lectures frequently in Melbourne, and as such he is up to date with all of the most modern techniques in this rapidly changing area.

Michael is dedicated to helping patients get the very best results from obesity surgery. The surgeons and the team at Melbourne Weight Loss Surgery are passionate about spending time and effort to help patients realise their weight loss goals, improve their health, get active and increase their satisfaction with life.

Mr. Michael Hii currently offers obesity surgery for private at Epworth Eastern, Epworth Freemasons and St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Fitzroy. Public patients can be referred to the metabolic clinic at St Vincent’s Hospital or to the obesity clinic at Box Hill Public Hospital.

Education and experience

  • Oesophago-Gastric surgery fellow, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, 2011-2012
  • Obesity surgery fellow, Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital, Brisbane, 2011
  • Upper GI and HPB fellow, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, 2010
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), General Surgery, 2009
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, Melbourne University Private, 2005
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Melbourne University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Medical Science, Melbourne University, 2000


  • Click here to see a list of publications, presentations and current research interests.
  • Michael Hii and the team at Melbourne Gastro Oesophageal Surgery team are extensively involved in research ensuring patients receive the most up to date and effective treatments.

Teaching roles

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, ASSET course instructor 2012 – ongoing
  • Melbourne University, Honorary Clinical Lecturer 2012 – ongoing
  • University of Queensland, Senior Lecturer 2012 – ongoing
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Surgical Convenor, Advanced Surgical Training Program Registrar Lecture Series 2009 – 2010
  • Eastern Health, Surgical Convenor, Surgical registrar teaching program 2009
  • Eastern Health, Lecturer to medical students and interns 2009
  • Department of Anatomy, Melbourne University Medical School, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Tutor 2005

Public Hospital Appointments

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, St Vincents Health, Melbourne
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Eastern Health, Melbourne (Honorary appointment)

Professional Associations

  • FRACS – fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • ANZGOSA – Australia and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery Association
  • ANZHPBA – Australia and New Zealand Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • OSSANZ – Obesity Surgery Society of Australian and New Zealand
  • ACMAV – Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria
  • AMA – Australian Medical Association
  • GSA – General Surgeons Australia


FRACS, MBBS, BMedSci, PGDipSurgAnat


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