Best Surgeons in Melbourne

Below is a list of the top and leading Surgeons in Melbourne. To help you find the best surgeon located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Melbourne’s Best Surgeons:

The top rated surgeons dealing with surgical care and treatment of the patient:

  • Dr Craig Murphy – Mr Craig Murphy
  • Dr Michael Bickford – Mr Michael Bickford
  • Dr Jason Winnett – Winnett Specialist Group

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Mr Craig Murphy

Dr Craig Murphy - Mr Craig Murphy
Dr Craig Murphy – Mr Craig Murphy

Dr Craig Murphy – Surgeon, completed his training in 1992 at The University Of Melbourne and received his Australian Fellowship with the College of Surgeons in General Surgery. He then moved to the UK where he spent a further 3 years in sub specialty Fellowships, the first being at Colchester District hospital, in Colchester, UK with Professor Roger Motson, who facilitated Laparoscopic surgery in the UK and is a well-known internationally established Colorectal surgeon. This Fellowship aided in the development of his skills in the area of Emergency General Surgery, Advanced Colorectal surgery and Advanced Laparoscopic surgery.


Breast Surgery, Endocrine/Thyroid Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, and General Surgeries


Address: Suite 112/320 Victoria Parade East Melbourne VIC 3002 
Phone: (03) 9415 7411


“Best Surgeon I’ve known. Highly recommended!” – Daniel S.

Mr Michael Bickford

Dr Michael Bickford - Mr Michael Bickford
Dr Michael Bickford – Mr Michael Bickford

Dr Michael Bickford graduated in medicine from Monash University. He gained his Australian Fellowship in surgery in 1986 after extensive surgical training undertaken at Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital in association with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. After two years of post-graduate study in the United Kingdom, specialising in upper gastro-intestinal surgery, he returned to Melbourne where he joined the staff of Southern Health Care Network and a private surgical group practice.

Mr Bickford continues to run a vibrant patient-centred surgical practice serving the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne at Knox Private Hospital.

In addition to his general surgical service, Mr Bickford has a regular upper gastro-intestinal list focusing on Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP).

Mr Bickford is currently a Senior Skills Instructor with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.


Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Endoscopy and ERCP.


Address: Knox Private Hospital Suite 7 262 Mountain Highway Wantirna, VIC 3152
Phone: (03) 9210 7277


“Michael is very friendly, reassuring and caring. I was well informed prior to my procedure and received an excellent level of care both pre and post surgery. Thank you. I would highly recommend Michael and his staff.” – Dorris K.

Winnett Specialist Group

Dr Jason Winnett - Winnett Specialist Group
Dr Jason Winnett – Winnett Specialist Group

Mr Jason Winnett is the founder and director of The Winnett Specialist Group, which was founded in 2001.

As a specialist in these fields, Jason’s primary areas of expertise include laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic inguinal, femoral, incision hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendicectomy and laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

A practicing surgeon with over 23 years experience, Jason Winnett has performed over 1300 weight-loss surgical procedures, 15,000 endoscopic procedures and has successfully treated thousands of patients with obesity, or weight-related issues.

Jason has a reputation for his excellent personable skills, which, when combined with his expertise and knowledge in his field gives him a wonderful bedside manner that countless patients have commented on.


The LAP-BAND® System / Gastric Banding Procedure, Orbera® Intragastric balloon, Upper GI Surgery, Hepato Biliary Surgery, Colorectal Surgery and Vasectomy Surgery


Address: Queens Terrace 382 Victoria Parade East Melbourne 3002
Phone: (03) 9417 1555


“Over 6 years ago I had Bowel Cancer, Jason removed this and I am
still live. Last year I had a hernia which Jason repaired for me.
He is so caring, professional and positive, he certainly is the only
Surgeon for me. What a truly lovely man backed by a great team.” – Lyn H.

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