Doctors

Bariatric Surgeons

Associate Professor Michael Talbot

MBChB FRACS

Dr Michael Talbot is a Specialist in Bariatric Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Therapeutic Endoscopy/ERCP, Oesophageal Physiology and Reflux. He progressed to become an Associate Professor in 2015.

Education & Training

After graduating from the University of Otago in 1992 with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, he completed his Internship in Wellington, NZ before commencing residency and surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. In 2001 he graduated from Advanced Surgical Training (Fellowship of Royal Australian College of Surgeons, FRACS) in Sydney South Eastern rotation, then went on to complete further subspecialty training as the Lister Lecturer in Surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK. 

Returning to Sydney he commenced consultant practice at St George and Wollongong Hospitals in 2003 as a UNSW Senior Lecturer in Surgery. In 2005 he consolidated his public hospital appointment at St George Hospital and currently consults as a Specialist at a number of other sites in Sydney and Wollongong (click here for locations).

A/Prof Michael Talbot teaches and supervises undergraduate Medical Students, Surgical Registrars and Fellows on campus at UNSW and St George Hospital. He is also involved in RACS postgraduate training programs. 

Specialities

During his career Dr Talbot has been a pioneer of complex Bariatric Surgery in NSW and for the last two decades has had the highest caseload of these patients in the state. He performed Australasia’s first Robotic Bariatric and Oesophageal Surgical procedures. 

Dr Talbot offers the full range of Endoscopic and Surgical treatments for Neoplasia in the Oesophagus and Stomach, and runs NSW’s longest-established High-Resolution Oesophageal Diagnostic Lab. He is one of the very few clinicians in Australia experienced in newly introduced Endoscopic Therapies to manage early Tumours and Oesophageal Functional Disorders.

Find out more about:

Bariatric Surgery >> 

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

SADI 

Revision Bariatric Surgery

Reflux >>

Reflux Testing

Reflux Treatment

Robotic Surgery >>

Professional Profile

Professional Membership

A/Prof Michael Talbot is a member of the following organisations: 

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Australian Medical Association; American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; American Society of Gastroenterological Endoscopy; ANZ Gastro-Oesophageal Surgeons Association (foundation member); ANZ Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society; International Federation for Surgery of Obesity; Australasian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association.

 

Positions

  • Head of Department: Upper GI Surgery: St George Hospital
  • Chairman: Department of Surgery and the Medical Advisory Committee: St George Private Hospital
  • President: ANZ Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society 2019-2020
  • Executive Committee/Treasurer: Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society 
  • Surgical Representative: The Obesity Collective
  • Founding Director/Secretary: Upper GastroIntestinal & Metabolic Research Foundation 
Research

Research 

A/Prof Michael Talbot is continually involved in the research of Upper Gastrointestinal disorders, Bariatrics and other related conditions. To learn more about the peer reviewed publications that A/Prof Talbot has taken part in please visit our Research section. 

 

A/Prof Talbot is also a reviewer of the following Medical Journals: 

Medical Journal of Australia; ANZ Journal of Surgery; Obesity Surgery Journal of Metabolic Surgery and Allied Care; Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases Journal.

Dr Gary Yee

MBChB FRACS

Dr Yee is a specialist-trained Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon with a strong interest in laparoscopic surgery and research. He has been working as a consultant surgeon at St George and Sutherland hospitals since 2013.

Dr Yee is a specialist-trained Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon with a strong interest in laparoscopic surgery and research. Born in Malaysia, he undertook primary and secondary education in Brunei and Singapore before commencing Medicine at Sydney University.

After completing medicine in 1994, Dr Yee completed his general medical residency before starting work in surgical research in Australia. After time spent in surgical training in Scotland, he joined the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Training program in Sydney in 2005 and qualified as a General Surgeon in 2010. Subsequent to this he has spent time as a senior registrar in Bankstown Hospital and training in Upper GI surgery in Malaysia.

After being selected for Subspecialty training by the Australia and New Zealand Gastro-oesophageal Surgery Society (ANZGOSA) he undertook an Upper GI fellowship at Newcastle’s John Hunter, and Sydney’s St George Hospitals in 2011-12. Since 2013 he has been working as a consultant surgeon at St George and Sutherland hospitals. He operates at the Sutherland Hospital, Kareena Private Hospital, St George Private Hospital and the Sydney Private Hospital. He is available for surgical consultations at our practice Upper GI Surgery, at St George Private Hospital.

Dr Jason Maani

BHB MBChB FRACS

Dr Maani is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and continues his research pursuits through UNSW. He provides personal care for his patients, combined with the best of modern medicine.

Dr Maani is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Upon completing his undergraduate degree in medicine at the University of Auckland, Dr Maani settled in Australia and began his specialist training in General Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospitals and

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Victoria.

After qualifying as a general surgeon he commenced sub-specialist training in Upper Gastrointestinal surgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth WA. Following this he pursued two years of training in Advanced Laparoscopic Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery as well as Research Fellowship, at St George Public & Private Hospitals in Sydney where he now practises as a consultant.

He is a member of ANZGOSA and OSSANZ and continues his research pursuits through UNSW. He keeps abreast with developments in the field of Minimally Invasive Upper GI surgery, attending conferences both in Australia and Internationally. He aims to provide unhurried personal care for his patients, combined with the best of modern medicine. He is available for surgical consultations at our practice Upper GI Surgery, at St George Private Hospital.

Bariatric Care Specialist

Dr Jennifer Matthei

BSc(med) MBBS FRACGP

Dr Matthei is a vocationally trained General Practitioner with a special interest in women’s health, obesity, nutrition and mental health.

Dr Matthei is a vocationally trained General Practitioner with a special interest in women’s health, obesity, nutrition and mental health. Dr Matthei obtained her medical degree from the University of New South Wales and graduated with honours in 1994. She completed her internship at St George Hospital and then completed her residency at Nepean Hospital and The Children’s Hospital in Westmead. Dr Matthei underwent her GP training in Elderslie, followed by Gilgandra and Dubbo, obtaining her FRACGP in 1998.

Dr Matthei practised as a GP in Elderslie and Lugarno before settling in a practice at Brighton-le-Sands in Sydney for 12 years. During this time she undertook mental health CBT/ACT training, completing courses with the Blackdog Institute and Russ Harris.

Dr Matthei provides women’s pastoral training and marriage counselling alongside her husband at Campus Bible Study. Dr Matthei spent 9 years as a school governor at St Catherine’s School (Waverley). She is a loving mother to four children which keeps her busy in her spare time, alongside her love of cooking fresh produce from their vegetable garden.