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Mr LP Cheah MBBS(Hons 1st) FRACS MRCS( England) is a Specialist General Surgeon and Endoscopist. He graduated from the  University of  Melbourne as the top medical student in 1997 and completed his surgical training in both England and  Australia. He has been working as a consultant general surgeon since 2006.

Mr LP Cheah's special interests include :

·       Hernia Repairs using mini-incisions – Inguinal, Paraumbilical, Ventral, Incisional/Port site hernias

·      Endoscopy(Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy including treatment of bleeding haemorrhoids, anal fissure and other anal conditions) 

·       Minor Plastic Surgery (Mole & Skin Cancer excision - using plastic surgical techniques including local flap repair and skin graft)

·       Excision of lipoma

·       Excision of sebaceous cyst , epidermal cyst and pilar cyst

·       Hand surgery – Carpal tunnel release, Dupuytren’s fasciectomy, Trigger finger release, Ganglion excision

·       Pilonidal sinus surgery – minimally invasive(Bascom operation), Modified Karydakis operation

·       Ingrown toenail surgery - Wedge resection

·       Laparoscopic cholecystectomy & cholangiogram

·       Vasectomy(scalpel free technique), circumcision, scrotal cyst, varicocele

·       Cryotherapy for skin cancer and solar keratoses; warts

·       Breast surgery(lump, cyst, breast cancer, inverted nipple correction)

·       Thyroid surgery - Hemithyroidectomy, Total thyroidectomy

·       Appendicectomy - Laparoscopic/Open, Drainage of abscess

·       Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Camera Study)

·        Haemorrhoid surgery - Banding, Haemorrhoidectomy

·        Excision of soft tissue tumours(dermatofibroma, neurofibroma, schwannoma, angioleiomyoma, syringoma, pilomatrixoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, Merkel cell cancer, sweat gland tumour, hidradenoma, sebaceoma), corns and warts

Problems Mr LP Cheah commonly sees include: 

·        Rectal bleeding including haemorrhoids; positive faecal occult blood test(FOBT); screening for bowel cancer; perianal pain; diverticular disease

·        Pilonidal sinus disease; painful lump(abscess)

·        Hernias - inguinal hernia, umbilical/paraumbilical/anterior abdominal wall hernia, incisional hernia(including hernias at laparoscopic port sites), hernia seen on ultrasound; groin pain

·        Gallstones

·        Skin cancers - squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer, melanoma; precancerous skin condition such as solar keratoses and elastoses

·        Skin lumps - lipoma, sebaceous cyst, ganglion, wart, painful corn, soft tissue tumour(dermatofibroma, neurofibroma, schwannoma, angioleiomyoma, syringoma, pilomatrixoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, Merkel cell cancer, sweat gland tumour, hidradenoma, sebaceoma)

·        Vasectomy, Circumcision, Scrotal cyst, Varicocele

·        Ingrown toenail

·        Breast lump, nipple discharge, breast pain/mastalgia, breast cancer

·        Inverted nipple  - Surgical eversion 

·        Thyroid - Goitre, nodule seen on ultrasound, tumour, thyroid cancer

·        Varicose vein , leg ulcers, ischaemic toe

Mr LP Cheah is committed to providing excellent care for his patients. His caring approach(including non-surgical options) is appreciated by patients and their families.

Consulting Locations

ELECTRONIC APPOINTMENT/Enquiries] - please click here if you want to make an appointment (you need to state which rooms you prefer to be seen at, and include an email and phone contact)

MELBOURNE

The Clinic Footscray (Wednesdays) (Next sessions Dec 10,17, 23(Tues),31, Jan 5,19)
1st Floor, 91 Paisley Street, Footscray 3011
Tel: 9687 2271 Fax: 9689 6008

John Fawkner Private Hospital Consulting Rooms (Monday, Thursday, Saturday) (Next theatre sessions Dec 15 & 22; Jan 5 &19)
1st Floor, 267 Moreland Road, Coburg 3058
Tel: 9385 2285 - REFERRAL FORM

Mitcham Private Hospital Consulting Rooms A (Monday & Friday) (Next list Dec 19 and Jan 16)
27 Doncaster East Rd, Mitcham 3132
Tel: 9210 3146  (For direct access gastroscopy/colonoscopy & banding of haemorrhoids with GP's referral phone 9210 3140 -  REFERRAL FORM)

Caroline Springs Specialist Centre (Tuesday)
Modern Medical, 1042 Western Highway(next to Masters), Caroline Springs 3023 (Next session Dec 16)
Tel: 8361 7655

Carewise Specialist Centre - Minor Plastic Surgery for Skin Cancer                                                       
Shop 19/25 Westwood Drive, Burnside, VIC 3023 Tel: 9363 6766 (Dec 30 & Jan 8)
Strathmore Medical Centre, 25 Woodland St, Essendon 3040 Tel: 9379 3120 (Dec 22 & Jan 20)
Errol St Medical Centre, Level 1, 65-67 Errol St, North Melbourne 3051 Tel: 9329 7011                                              
Goonawarra Medical Centre    1-5 Dornoch Drive, Sunbury 3429 Tel: 9744 9999 (Friday) (Dec 9 & Jan 6)

Also operating at:

Western Private Hospital, 1-9 Marion St, Footscray (Next lists Dec 17 & Jan 19)

Western Gastroenterology, 30 Eleanor St, Footscray(Tel: 9318 3399 - please ring and ask to be booked on Dr Cheah's list directly) - Thursday monthly & alternate Wednesdays.  REFERRAL FORM

Coburg Endoscopy Centre, 15 Munro St, Coburg (Tel: 9386 4422 - please ring and ask to be booked on Dr Cheah's list directly) - alternate Tuesdays. REFERRAL FORM

COUNTRY VICTORIA

Echuca Hospital Medical Consulting Suites
Francis Street, Echuca 3564 Tel: 5485 5866 Fax: 5485 5885  (Next lists Dec 11 & Jan 22)

(Minor Procedures performed in rooms in Footscray, Burnside, Essendon and Mitcham; cryotherapy for skin cancers also performed in Footscray, Burnside,  Echuca and Seymour rooms)

Please ring the rooms directly for an appointment. A referral letter from your general practitioner is required. Please bring along all the relevant results of tests already performed(eg Ultrasound/CT films and copy of the radiology reports or blood test results). For patients who have seen Dr LP Cheah before, a new referral is needed if it has been more than 12 months since the date of the original referral letter. 

Telehealth consults via Skype is also available in some locations. 

QUICK LINKS
[REFERRAL FORM  -  Download Referral Form Here ] - this form can be used for direct access Gastroscopy  & Colonoscopy +- Banding of haemorrhoids; must be signed by referring doctor
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Making an ELECTRONIC APPOINTMENT/Enquiries to see Dr LP Cheah ] - please click here if you want to make an appointment (you need to state which rooms you prefer to be seen at, and include an email and phone contact)

Please note that the information in this website is an educational resource, and should not be used in isolation for decisions about any treatment. All such decisions must be made in consultation with a doctor.