Weight Loss Victoria comprises our two specialist surgeons, Mr Geoff Kohn and Mr Dean Spilias. It is the weight-loss surgery arm of Melbourne Upper GI Surgical Group.
We have extensive experience in the full range of weight loss options, and we therefore believe that we are well-positioned to tailor the right management plan to the right patient.
Geoff obtained his medical degree from Monash University and his Australian FRACS in 2007. He then undertook two sub-specialty clinical fellowships in world-leading surgical units in the United States, first in laparoscopy and advanced gastrointestinal surgery at the University of North Carolina, and then in oesophageal surgery at the University of Southern California. As a faculty member of both these universities, he provided advanced management of upper gastrointestinal disease to his patients with an emphasis on minimally-invasive surgery.
Geoff also has a keen interest in academic surgery, with positions on multiple international surgical committees and on the editorial boards of various journals. He publishes regularly in the world-wide surgical literature and has received internationally recognised awards for his research including best paper at the prestigious DDW/SSAT meeting in Chicago USA.
Geoff works in the both the private and public hospital systems, operating at Cabrini Hospital, Knox Hospital, The Valley Private Hospital and at Maroondah Hospital. He is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Monash University.
Geoff’s interests include:
Dean graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1997 and went on to surgical training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. During his residency he had the opportunity to teach Anatomy to undergraduates at the University of Melbourne, following which he travelled to the United States to Stanford University as a visiting senior lecturer in Anatomy.
Dean obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2006 and immediately went in to a fellowship position at Monash University and Southern Health. His advanced surgical training is in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, and upper gastrointestinal surgery.
Dean has worked as a consultant surgeon since 2008, and continues to work both in the private and public hospital systems. He continues to teach surgery and anatomy. His consultant positions are as a hepatobiliary / pancreatic and upper GI surgeon at Southern Health (Monash Medical Centre), and as a general surgeon at Eastern Health (Angliss hospital).
Particular interests for Dean include: