Michael Hii is an Oesophago Gastric, Bariatric and Metabolic surgeon at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He attended Melbourne University and completed surgical training in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia.
He is a high-volume clinical surgeon and is passionate about improving the patient experience, system efficiency and individual surgical outcomes.
Michael is an active clinical researcher. Areas of research interest include improving pre-operative patient selection and optimisation of patients prior to major surgery and novel measures for improving post-surgical outcomes. He is the chair of the St Vincent’s Hospital Upper GI and HPB research group and a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the University of Melbourne.
In addition to his clinical workload and research interests Michael is heavily involved in surgical education. He lectures medical students through the St Vincent’s Hospital Medical School, he is the training hub supervisor for Pre-SET surgical training and also the supervisor of the Upper GI/ Bariatric post fellowship surgical program.
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Health economic analysis of curative-intent gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma and the cost..
ASO Author Reflections: What is the Role of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Prior to Oeso..
Body Composition Changes Following a Very-Low-Calorie Pre-Operative Diet in Patients Under..
International Variation in Surgical Practices in Units Performing Oesophagectomy for Oesop..
The Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (UGICR): a clinical quality registry to monitor..
Displaying the 24 most recent scholarly works by Michael Hii.
The Role of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing as a Risk Assessment Tool in Patients Undergoing Oesophagectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Jonathan Sivakumar, Harry Sivakumar, Matthew Read, Rhona CF Sinclair, Chistopher P Snowden, Michael W Hii
Journal article | 2020 | Annals of Surgical Oncology
INTRODUCTION: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is an objective method of assessing functional capacity to meet the metaboli..
Health economic analysis of curative-intent gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma and the costs related to post-operative complications
Jonathan Sivakumar, Feras Alnimri, Mary A Johnson, Salena Ward, Lynn Chong, Michael W Hii
Journal article | 2020 | ANZ Journal of Surgery
BACKGROUND: The management of post-gastrectomy complications requires considerable resources and is likely associated with a subst..
Body Composition Changes Following a Very-Low-Calorie Pre-Operative Diet in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
Jonathan Sivakumar, Lynn Chong, Salena Ward, Tom R Sutherland, Matthew Read, Michael W Hii
Journal article | 2020 | Obesity Surgery
BACKGROUND: Fatty liver in obese patients increases the technical difficulty of bariatric surgery. Pre-operative weight loss with ..
International Variation in Surgical Practices in Units Performing Oesophagectomy for Oesophageal Cancer: A Unit Survey from the Oesophago-Gastric Anastomosis Audit (OGAA)
undefined Oesophago-Gastric Anastomosis Study Group on behalf of the West Midlands Research Collaborative
Journal article | 2019 | World Journal of Surgery
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leaks are associated with significant risk of morbidity, mortality and treatment costs after oesophagectom..
The Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (UGICR): a clinical quality registry to monitor and improve care in upper gastrointestinal cancers
Ashika D Maharaj, Jennifer F Holland, Ri O Scarborough, Sue M Evans, Liane J Ioannou, Wendy Brown, Daniel G Croagh, Charles HC Pilgrim, James G Kench, Lara R Lipton, Trevor Leong, John J McNeil, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Ahmad Aly, Paul R Burton, Paul A Cashin, Julie Chu, Cuong P Duong, Peter Evans, David Goldstein, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | BMJ Open
PURPOSE: The Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (UGICR) was developed to monitor and improve the quality of care provided to p..
Aorto-oesophageal fistula: a late complication of Boerhaave syndrome.
Raphael P Chae, Mary Ann Johnson, Domenic Robinson, Michael W Hii
Journal article | 2019 | BMJ Case Reports
A 68-year-old woman presented with haematemesis and chest pain 3 months after a spontaneous oesophageal perforation. The patient r..
Cervical diverticulitis: a novel complication of a neonatal colonic interposition graft following oesophagectomy.
Vishal V Punwani, Eugene Ong, Michael W Hii
Journal article | 2015 | BMJ Case Reports
A 47-year-old woman presented to a tertiary emergency department with an 8-day history of odynophagia, a 4 cm swelling on her left..
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass after successful weight loss with a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band: rationales and early outcomes in patients of body mass index<35 kg/m(2.).
Daniel M Walker, Michael W Hii, Christine E Skinner, George H Hopkins
Journal article | 2014 | Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has a number of well-established acute and chronic issues that can requ..
Impact of postoperative morbidity on long-term survival after oesophagectomy.
MW Hii, BM Smithers, DC Gotley, JM Thomas, I Thomson, I Martin, AP Barbour
Journal article | 2013 | British Journal of Surgery
BACKGROUND: Oesophageal malignancy is a disease with a poor prognosis. Oesophagectomy is the mainstay of curative treatment but as..
Laparoscopic conversion of failed gastric banding to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: short-term follow-up and technical considerations.
MW Hii, AC Lake, C Kenfield, GH Hopkins
Journal article | 2012 | Obesity Surgery
BACKGROUND: The most common bariatric procedure in Australia is laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). Although successfu..
Gastrogastric herniation: an unusual complication following greater curve plication for the treatment of morbid obesity.
MW Hii, NE Clarke, GH Hopkins
Journal article | 2012 | The Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Greater curve plication is an emerging procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity. A median weight loss of up to 61% at one yea..
Endoscopic management of post-cholecystectomy biliary fistula.
Michael W Hii, David E Gyorki, Kentaro Sakata, Richard J Cade, Simon W Banting
Journal article | 2011 | HPB
OBJECTIVE: Bile duct injury is an uncommon but potentially serious complication in cholecystectomy. A recognized treatment for min..
Management of synchronous tumours of the oesophagus and pancreatic head: a novel approach.
DE Gyorki, NE Clarke, MW Hii, SW Banting, RJ Cade
Journal article | 2011 | The Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Synchronous tumours of the oesophagus and pancreatic head are very rare. This report describes a unique case of an adenocarcinoma ..
Benign gastro-colic fistula in a woman presenting with weight loss and intermittent vomiting: a case report.
Kate Barrett, Michael W Hii, Richard J Cade
Journal article | 2011 | Journal of Medical Case Reports
INTRODUCTION: Benign gastro-colic fistula is a rare occurrence in modern surgery due to the progress in medical management of gast..
Role of radiology in the treatment of malignant hilar biliary strictures 1: review of the literature.
Michael WJ Hii, Robert N Gibson
Journal article | 2004 | Australasian Radiology
Malignant strictures of the biliary tree are an uncommon cause of obstructive jaundice. There are a number of pathological subtype..
Role of radiology in the treatment of malignant hilar biliary strictures 2: 10 years of single-institution experience with percutaneous treatment.
Michael WJ Hii, Robert N Gibson, Anthony G Speer, Neil A Collier, Noel Sherson, Cate Jardine
Journal article | 2003 | Australasian Radiology
We reviewed the results of percutaneous intervention of hilar biliary malignancy over a 10-year period at a single institution: th..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
FRACS - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Surgery - St Vincent'S Hospital
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of medicine, Bachelor of surgery
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of medical science
University of Melbourne